What does a Learning and Development Leader do?

Training specialists design, develop, implement, and oversee training programs for businesses, organizations, and educational institutions. They identify the organization’s training and development needs and create entirely new initiatives or reform and improve existing programs. They may directly present training content or supervise trainers and other staff. They identify goals and desired outcomes, and establish assessment standards and benchmarks to evaluate the program’s success. They manage the production of guides, videos, and other supporting content. They commonly work in close collaboration with internal stakeholders and teams throughout the program development process.

Training specialists typically have a bachelor’s degree in a business or human relations field, and a background in HR, ideally in roles that involve developing training programs. These positions require excellent project management skills and an in-depth understanding of common business training techniques.

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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Learning and Development Leader Salaries

Average Base Pay

$67,856 /yr
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Allstate IndiaAllstate India
Training + Enablement
May 31, 2021

“No cons as such but i m looking for new opportunities and a good pay grade”

Life TimeLife Time
Training & Development Manager
Sep 30, 2021

“Opportunity to grow as a trainer and be surrounded by some of the best in the industry”

Vitality UKVitality UK
Senior Training and Development Specialist
Sep 21, 2021

“I have regained my work life balance and I really enjoy working for this company!”

Benjamin MooreBenjamin Moore
Training & Development
Jun 5, 2020

“Everyone I met was really genuinely nice and made time to answer any questions I had.”

Alpha Delta PiAlpha Delta Pi
Leadership Consultant
Jan 18, 2021

“Traveling around the country was a really cool opportunity and I learned so much from this job.”

Eton InstituteEton Institute
Corporate Training Coordinator
Oct 14, 2020

“They offer you the best opportunity to work and enjoy it at the same time.”

University of British ColumbiaUniversity of British Columbia
Learning Specialist
Jan 18, 2020

“It was a fantastic place to work and I loved the people I worked with.”

ENA Care GroupENA Care Group
Training Coordinator
Jan 7, 2021

“A job where i felt challenged and received so many opportunities to develop my skills and knowledge.”

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