TRAINING IS THE PROCESS OF LEARNING, TRANSFORMATION OR CHANGE DESIGNED TO ASSISST AN INDIVIDUAL TO LEARN NEW SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, OR ATTITUDE.
You can say that a person has been in training since he was born. You have been learning and changing into the knowledgeable, skilled adults you currently are. Everyone has received training, and we have also all trained others.
If you ever demonstrated the phone system to a new employee, advised your boss regarding changes in your department, or explained a shortcut for completing a task to a colleague, you were conducting training.
Training is one of the most exciting jobs anyone can have. Although a trainer’s role has changed substantially over the past decade and is currently going through another metamorphosis, many of the positive aspects always remain with the job.
First, as a trainer you impact the work of many people – not only the learners with whom you work but also supervisors, senior management, clients, vendors, and perhaps even your company’s board of directors. As a trainer, you have access to many people and can develop a broader picture of your organization’s needs. Trainers are usually good communicators with good information.
In addition, training is exciting because it is a job that is an integral step in an organization’s efforts toward change and improvement. You may be a part of defining the organization of today, envisioning the organization of the future, and helping to incorporate the changes necessary to create the new organization. As a trainer, you have the opportunity to influence the direction your organization takes and how it gets there.