ERIC Number: ED422503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Opportunities in Training & Development Careers. VGM Opportunities Series.
Gordon, Edward E.; Petrini, Catherine M.; Campagna, Ann P.
This volume is a resource for those who want to explore opportunities in training and development careers. Chapter 1 covers the evolution of training and the future of education at work. Chapter 2 considers trainers' roles; program design and development; needs assessment; development of program objectives; program content, training methods, evaluation, and implementation; train-the-trainer workshops; presentation skills; the training leader; and the facilitator as change agent. Chapter 3, a profile of the field, looks at salaries and other forms of compensation, working conditions for training specialists, and personal motivations. Chapter 4 considers educational requirements and preparation, including changes, training institutes, training package certification programs, competency model, and college programs. Chapter 5 discusses the job market, resumes, interview skills, occupational outlook, career expectations, and management development trends. Chapter 6 focuses on trends: total quality management, learning organization, high-performance workplace, team building, workforce diversity, experiential and adventure learning, distance learning, outcomes-based paradigm shift, training's economic value added, utility analysis, time value of money, and performance value. Chapter 7 deals with building a network, where to network, and helpful organizations and publications for networking. Chapter 8 discusses the corporate university. (Contains 67 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Corporate Education, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Occupational Information, Organizational Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Design, Program Development, Trainers
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: Foreword by Anthony Carnevale.