Learning & development job description

Written by
Changeboard Team

29 Jun 2015

29 Jun 2015 • by Changeboard Team

What is learning and development?

Learning & development, usually part of the HR team, is the generic name for any training and people development that occurs within a company.

  • The sort of training that a company offers could be as follows:
  • Soft skills personal and interpersonal skills, such as time management, team leadership, managing conflict
  • Management development for potential management and leaders with a business managing a team, motivating people, communication skills, performance management
  • Leadership development - same as above but for senior leaders and would include: managing change; influencing skills; commercial management
  • Technical skills - IT, technology, systems training
  • Product training - i.e. insurance, IT, products sales
  • Sales Training
  • Professional training - presentation skills, pitching for new business, negotiation skills (usually for professional services organisations such as Law Firms, Consultancy, Accountancy)

Methods of delivery:

These learning subjects can be designed and delivered in-house or outsourced to specialist third parties. Delivery methods vary to cover:

  • Classroom training
  • 121 career planning
  • Coaching
  • Action learning on the job training
  • Seminars
  • e-learning
  • Modular learning programmes (encompassing all of the above)