What is the Difference between Training and Development #HRBlog

So what is the difference between training and development? Does it really matter?It matters because we need to be able to identify activity. We often hear of employees never having been trained in a skill or process. But is this really true? We need to underatand what training is and is not, to be able to educate our workforce, and develop our organizations. Understanding the difference between training and development So that we can perform a comparison between training and development … [Read more...]

Sample template for Training Needs Analysis – Management & Leadership

Identifying Management & Leadership Needs The sixth in our series of sample templates of Training Needs Analysis templates - this one for looking at management and leadership skills.TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT - For  Management And Leadership IntroductionAn organization is basically constructed for a purpose. Business is (usually) to make profit; education is to touch the heart and teach the minds of its students, health care is to take care of the wellness of its patients, etc. These … [Read more...]

An Overview of Human Development Issues – Walonick

An Overview of Human Development Issues David S. Walonick, Ph.D. Each of us invents informal ways of looking at our own and other people's growth. These paradigms of human development, while obviously lacking in scholastic rigor, provide us with a conceptual framework for understanding ourselves and others. This paper will discuss several aspects of human development, including consciousness, intelligence, learning, memory, motivation, personality and aging.Psychological models of … [Read more...]

CIPD qualifications for Learning & Development (New – CDP)

New CIPD qualifications for Learning and Development Late in 2009 the CIPD have announced some new qualifications that will supersede the CTP, Certificate in Training Practice. There will be two new qualifications for this market - a level 3 and a level 5 programme.There are not much in the way of details at the time of writing this however the information given below is provided in good faith and as-is.The announcement of these two programmes is a first for the CIPD, in that for the first … [Read more...]

What is happening in the world of L&D (Training)? Is it changing?

Experienced L&D people are bleeding out of organisations and going freelance While talking to a colleague, he confirmed that there appears to be a trend in the training world at the moment. This trend is supported by the change in readership of both my site and blog are getting.Here is the thought - I'd appreciate your views on this: Experienced professionals are leaving organisations and going freelance, leaving behind managers and less experienced individuals to carry on delivering.The … [Read more...]

Developing entrepreneurial skills into business people

HAVE-DO-BE or DO-BE-HAVE?In business we often hear terms like ‘business person’ or ‘entrepreneur’, but what do they mean and can we train these skills. Let’s look at what these terms mean before we explore any route to development:Business person “a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)”Entrepreneur “An individual who, rather than working as an employee, runs a small business and assumes all the risk and reward of a given business … [Read more...]

Organizational Diagnosis and Development

Organizational Diagnosis and Development Introduction to Organizational Diagnosis and DiagnosticsOrganizational Diagnosis is an effective ways of looking at an organization to determine gaps between current and desired performance and how it can achieve its goals.In recent years organizational diagnosis has evolved from a technique used as part of the organizational development process to a major technique in its own right.Effective diagnosis should be an organic process in that as … [Read more...]

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