ERIC Number: ED287059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct-24
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Needed Training Competencies and University Offerings: Designing a Good Match.
Palmer, Teresa M.
A study was conducted to identify the competencies needed by training professionals as perceived by those currently employed as professionals in training. Its purpose was to provide data useful in curriculum development. The sample consisted of the membership of two local chapters of the American Society for Training and Development in central Illinois. A mailed questionnaire asked respondents to rank the importance of 34 competencies and to identify additional competencies they perceived as being important. Data from the 82 returned questionnaires (42 percent) indicated that more than 50 percent of the respondents ranked five competencies as extremely useful: oral communication skills, written communication skills, group facilitation skills, platform presentation skills, and needs assessment skills. Respondents ranked six competencies as not very important to training professionals: computer-assisted instruction, facility selection/design, design and production of graphics, interactive video, research design, and research reports. (The instrument is appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (Washington, DC, October 24, 1987).