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ERIC Number: ED422503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 146
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8442-4643-3
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)
VGM Career Horizons, 4255 West Touhy Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL 60646-1975; toll-free phone: 800-621-1918; World Wide Web: (clothbound: ISBN-0-8442-4643-3, $14.95; paperback: ISBN-0-8442-4644-1, $11.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Foreword by Anthony Carnevale.