Training and Development

Training and Development is the activity which builds the performance of individuals through such activities as training, education, or mentoring employees.  The area is known by a number of different titles including human resource development, and learning and development. Training transfer is a key topic in this area (see Baldwin and Ford for further reading), many of us have experienced workplaces which provide training, but then miss the mark on allowing employees to implement the learned behaviors back in the workforce.  Understanding how training is transferred back to the workplace, and what the workplace can do to encourage the application of new knowledge is a central concern of training and development practitioners.

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