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Career Advancement and its impact on the role of the Training and Development Professional (Archived)

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June 28, 2018

1:00–2:00 pm EST (Expired)

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The success of a learning intervention or educational event is impacted by a number of persons working at various levels within a department or unit. It is important for these persons to be working at optimum and part of this is ensuring the roles within which they are functioning are apt since they are also key to determining the successful achievement of learning outcomes. This webinar intends to place more emphasis on professionals that function within Training and Development by highlighting how pursuing roles at varying levels within Training and Development (T&D) require an understanding of what various roles require coupled with self-awareness.


At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Outline how the responsibilities of the Training and Development professional change with career advancement .
  • Identify the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that impacted upon their decision to become Training and Development professionals.
  • Assess their professional development goals against extrinsic and intrinsic motivational factors.
  • Identify considerations that should be given to both intrinsic and extrinsic factors in pursuing career advancement.


Within Training and Development T&D a substantial amount of focus is appropriately placed on the learner and their attainment of the requisite knowledge and skills subsequent to a learning event. However as important as the learner is to the process of knowledge transfer and the achievement of learning outcomes, so is the facilitator. The teaching style as well as the learning style of the facilitator also has considerable impact on the achievement of learning outcomes. Further to this, all the roles within the training and development function impact on the successful achievement of learning outcomes. It is therefore important that T & D professionals choose roles that adequately reflect their intrinsic and extrinsic needs and are equipped with an understanding of the how the role of the T&D professional changes with career advancement. The responsibilities of a Training and Development (T&D) professional are no longer to simply stand and deliver training as they are now required to possess a cadre of skills from training delivery to managing training programs. These skills are developed overtime with improved competency in any area (s) often lending itself to a desire to work at more senior levels within T&D. Other factors such as the desire for higher remuneration as well as the recognition that comes from career advancement, also impact on the decision of professionals to pursue more senior roles; T&D professionals are no different. However, careful consideration should be given to other factors such as the reason for entering the profession in the first instance coupled with fact that with more senior T & D roles, skills such as training delivery and instructional design are utilized less frequently. This webinar will utilize the ATD competency model, Maslow’s


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