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Working As A Director Of Training

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • $86,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Director Of Training Do

Training and development managers plan, direct, and coordinate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of an organization’s employees. They also oversee a staff of training and development specialists.

Duties

Training and development managers typically do the following:

  • Assess employees’ needs for training
  • Align training with the organization’s strategic goals
  • Create and manage a training budget, ensuring that operations are within budget
  • Develop and implement training programs that make the best use of available resources
  • Update training programs to ensure that they are current
  • Oversee the creation of educational materials, such as online learning modules
  • Review training materials from a variety of vendors and select materials with appropriate content
  • Teach training methods and skills to instructors and supervisors
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and instructors

Companies want to promote a more productive and knowledgeable workforce to stay competitive in business. Providing opportunity for development is a selling point for recruiting high-quality employees, and it helps retain employees who can contribute to business growth. Training and development managers work to align training and development with an organization’s goals.

Training and development managers oversee training programs, staff, and budgets. They are responsible for organizing training programs, including creating or selecting course content and materials. Training often takes place in classrooms or training facilities. Increasingly, training is in the form of a video, self-guided instructional manual, or online application and delivered through a computer, tablet, or other hand-held electronic device. Training may also be collaborative, with employees informally connecting with experts, mentors, and colleagues, often through social media or other online mediums. Managers must ensure that training methods, content, software, systems, and equipment are appropriate and meaningful.

Training and development managers typically supervise a staff of training and development specialists, such as instructional designers, program developers, and instructors. Managers teach training methods to specialists who, in turn, instruct the organization’s employees—both new and experienced. Managers direct the daily activities of specialists and evaluate their effectiveness. Although most managers primarily oversee specialists and training and development program operations, some—particularly those in smaller companies—also may conduct training courses.

To enhance employees’ skills and an organization’s overall quality of work, training and development managers often confer with managers of each department to identify its training needs. They may work with top executives and financial officers to identify and match training priorities with overall business goals. They also prepare training budgets and ensure that expenses stay within budget.

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How To Become A Director Of Training

Candidates need a combination of education and related work experience to become a training and development manager. Although training and development managers need a bachelor’s degree for many positions, some jobs require a master’s degree.

Education

Training and development managers need a bachelor’s degree for many positions, and some jobs require a master’s degree. They can have a variety of educational backgrounds, but they often have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field.

Many employers prefer or require training and development managers to have a master’s degree, usually with a concentration in training and development, human resources management, organizational development, or business administration.

Training and development managers also may benefit from studying instructional design, behavioral psychology, or educational psychology. In addition, as technology continues to play a larger role in training and development, a growing number of organizations seek candidates who have a background in information technology or computer science.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Related work experience is essential for training and development managers. Many positions require work experience in training and development or another human resources field, management, or teaching. For example, many training and development managers start out as training and development specialists. Some employers also prefer experience in the industry in which the company operates. Increasingly, employers are looking for workers with experience in information technology as organizations introduce more e-learning and technology-based tools.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although training and development managers are not legally required to be certified, certification can show professional expertise and credibility. Many employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some positions may require certification.

Many professional associations for human resources professionals offer classes to enhance the skills of their members. Some associations, including the Association for Talent Development and International Society for Performance Improvement, specialize in training and development and offer certification programs.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Training and development managers must clearly communicate information and facilitate learning by diverse audiences. They also must be able to effectively convey instructions to their staff.

Critical-thinking skills. Training and development managers use critical-thinking skills when assessing classes, materials, and programs. They must identify the training needs of an organization and recognize where changes and improvements can be made.

Decisionmaking skills. Training and development managers must select or create the best training programs to meet the needs of the organization. For example, they must review available training methods and materials and choose those that best fit each program.

Interpersonal skills. Training and development managers need strong interpersonal skills because delivering training programs requires collaborating with staff, trainees, subject matter experts, and the organization’s leaders. They also accomplish much of their work through teams.

Leadership skills. Managers are often in charge of a staff and are responsible for many programs. They must be able to organize, motivate, and instruct those working under them.

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Director Of Training Career Paths

Director Of Training
Director
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Director
Operations Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Vice President
Managing Director
11 Yearsyrs
Executive Director
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources
Human Resources Vice President
12 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Program Director
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Director
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
President
Executive Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Training Development Director
8 Yearsyrs
Director, Learning And Development
12 Yearsyrs
Operations Vice President
Senior Vice President-Operations
14 Yearsyrs
Director Of Sales
Sales Vice President
12 Yearsyrs
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Chief Operating Officer
President & Chief Operating Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Managing Director
Chief Marketing Officer
10 Yearsyrs
Development Director
Development Vice President
10 Yearsyrs
Development Director
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Vice President
Vice President And Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Education Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Development Vice President
Chief Development Officer
12 Yearsyrs
Center Director
Regional Director
9 Yearsyrs
Service Director
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Vice President
Vice President Talent Management
14 Yearsyrs
Assistant Vice President
Manager, Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Business Development Director
Marketing Vice President
10 Yearsyrs
Business Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Safety Director
Compliance Director
12 Yearsyrs
President/Chief Executive Officer
Advisory Board Member
5 Yearsyrs
Regional Vice President
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Regional Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Chief Executive Officer
Business Director
10 Yearsyrs
Clinical Director
Administrative Director
8 Yearsyrs
Chief Of Staff
7 Yearsyrs
Chief Of Operations
Deputy Director
9 Yearsyrs
Chief Of Operations
7 Yearsyrs
Director Of Sales Training
9 Yearsyrs
Director Of Employee Development
9 Yearsyrs
Co-Owner
Owner And Chief Executive Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Administrative Director
Interim Director
10 Yearsyrs
Director Of Admissions
Campus Director
7 Yearsyrs
Director Of Admissions
7 Yearsyrs
Nursing Director
Managed Care Director
9 Yearsyrs
Director Of Sales And Marketing
Sales And Marketing Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Director Of Sales And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
National Director
National Sales Director
11 Yearsyrs
National Director
10 Yearsyrs
Director, Learning And Development
Global Director
14 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Director
Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Executive Vice President
Board Of Directors Member
8 Yearsyrs
Interim Director
Interim Executive Director
11 Yearsyrs
Campus Director
Regional Director Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Director Of Food And Beverage
Food Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Director Of Food And Beverage
9 Yearsyrs
Regional Director Of Operations
Regional Sales Director
11 Yearsyrs
Finance Director
Director Of Business Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Director Of Quality
Director Of Technology And Services
11 Yearsyrs
Director Of Quality
14 Yearsyrs
Sales Vice President
Senior Vice President, Sales
14 Yearsyrs
Division Director
Area Director
8 Yearsyrs
Division Director
9 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Director
Director Of Talent Acquisition
11 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Director
6 Yearsyrs
Director Of Strategy
11 Yearsyrs
Training Development Director
Organizational Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Director Of Health Services
Director Of Quality Management
13 Yearsyrs
Director Of Staff Development
7 Yearsyrs
Vice President And Manager
Client Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Director Of Strategy
Director Of Project Management
12 Yearsyrs
Director Of Sales Training
Senior Sales Director
11 Yearsyrs
Vice President Of Programming
Director, Special Projects
9 Yearsyrs
Fitness Director
Health Director
9 Yearsyrs
Director Of Employee Development
Senior Director Human Resources
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Training Manager 3.0 years
Training Executive 2.3 years
Top Careers Before Director Of Training
Director 7.9%
Manager 6.4%
Internship 5.2%
Instructor 4.7%
Teacher 4.6%
Consultant 3.6%
Supervisor 3.3%
Top Careers After Director Of Training
Director 9.5%
Consultant 7.5%
Owner 5.8%
Manager 5.0%
Instructor 4.3%
President 3.5%

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Average Yearly Salary
$86,000
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$45,000
Min 10%
$86,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Median 50%
$164,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Cheniere Energy
Highest Paying City
Juneau, AK
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does a Director Of Training make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Director Of Training in the United States is $86,174 per year or $41 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $45,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $164,000.

Real Director Of Training Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Director, Training & Data Technologies Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 22, 2015 $153,200 -
$245,000
Director of Product Training and Support Horizon Ag Products, LP Louisville, CO Apr 21, 2016 $137,717
Director of Training (Training and Development Specialist) Piggyback Rides, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 11, 2015 $130,000
Director, Breakthrough Facilitator and Trainer New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation New York, NY Apr 15, 2013 $130,000
Director Training OPS & Simulator Services The Boeing Company Renton, WA Sep 17, 2013 $130,000 -
$180,000
Director, Marketing and Training Lineagen Inc. Salt Lake City, UT Apr 25, 2016 $130,000
Director, Marketing and Training Lineagen, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT Feb 05, 2016 $130,000
Director of Certifications & Training Reach Holdings LLC DBA Solid Technologies Sunnyvale, CA May 11, 2015 $130,000
Director of Training Seabury Aviation & Aerospce LLC New York, NY Jan 15, 2010 $125,220
Director, Enterprise Training & Product Solutions Amobee Inc. Santa Monica, CA Mar 03, 2014 $125,000
Director, Product Training & Support Ticketfly, LLC San Francisco, CA Sep 11, 2016 $124,862 -
$160,000
Director of Training Programs PCI Security Standards Council, LLC Wakefield, MA Aug 25, 2015 $122,000 -
$132,000
Director of Training Programs PCI Security Standards Council LLC Wakefield, MA Aug 25, 2016 $122,000 -
$132,000
Director of Training Programs PCI Security Standards Council, LLC Wakefield, MA Aug 25, 2015 $120,000 -
$130,000
Director of Artistic Training Wynn Las Vegas, LLC Las Vegas, NV Sep 11, 2015 $96,000
Director, Animal Training-Pinniped Show Georgia Aquarium, Inc. Atlanta, GA Jul 01, 2015 $95,000
Director of Training Iprospect.com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 19, 2010 $95,000
Director of Advisory & Training Root Capital Cambridge, MA Feb 14, 2011 $95,000 -
$105,000
Director of Training Westaff Inc. Walnut Creek, CA Dec 13, 2010 $92,250
Director of Training Westaff Inc. Walnut Creek, CA Oct 02, 2008 $92,250
Director of Sports Training and Activities Island Tennis, LP Bethpage, NY Sep 05, 2013 $68,000
Director of Aquatic Training and Safety U.S. Services, LLC Sterling, VA Mar 25, 2010 $67,828 -
$35
Training Director Bethesda Christian University Anaheim, CA Apr 06, 2011 $65,407
Director of Technical Training and Support Desjoyaux Pools USA, LLC Roswell, GA Dec 01, 2011 $65,219
Director of Training and Outreach Walking The Dog Theater, Inc. Ghent, NY Jan 01, 2011 $65,219
Director of Safety and Training High Sierra Pools, Inc. Arlington, VA Sep 17, 2013 $65,177

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Top Skills for A Director Of Training

  1. Training Programs
  2. Personal Training Department
  3. Customer Service
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  • Developed, coordinated and presented training programs for all employees to support company and operational objectives.
  • Interviewed and recruited potential candidates for various positions in the personal training department.
  • Provide strategically focused leadership for training, performance, and customer service solutions.
  • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Directed training of a 400-person Military Intelligence Group, including curriculum development and cooperative programs with other military schools.

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Director Of Training Demographics

Gender

Male

53.5%

Female

37.0%

Unknown

9.5%
Ethnicity

White

63.8%

Hispanic or Latino

13.9%

Black or African American

12.0%

Asian

6.6%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.9%

French

11.1%

German

7.7%

Italian

3.4%

Chinese

3.1%

Russian

2.7%

Portuguese

2.7%

Mandarin

2.3%

Japanese

2.3%

Carrier

1.5%

Arabic

1.5%

Korean

1.1%

Dutch

0.8%

Thai

0.8%

Hebrew

0.8%

Polish

0.8%

Vietnamese

0.4%

Romanian

0.4%

Chewa

0.4%

Cheyenne

0.4%
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Director Of Training Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.5%

Webster University

6.6%

Capella University

5.8%

Liberty University

5.8%

Pennsylvania State University

4.6%

Michigan State University

4.4%

Texas A&M University

4.4%

Walden University

4.2%

The Academy

3.9%

Arizona State University

3.9%

Florida State University

3.9%

Troy University

3.8%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

3.8%

Ohio State University

3.8%

Nova Southeastern University

3.7%

Ashford University

3.6%

New York University

3.6%

University of South Florida

3.4%

University of Maryland - University College

3.2%

University of North Texas

3.1%
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Majors

Business

28.1%

Psychology

7.3%

Education

7.2%

Management

6.9%

Kinesiology

6.9%

Human Resources Management

4.9%

Criminal Justice

4.5%

Communication

4.3%

Elementary Education

3.9%

Marketing

3.1%

Nursing

2.9%

Educational Leadership

2.7%

Counseling Psychology

2.6%

Finance

2.3%

Political Science

2.3%

English

2.1%

Clinical Psychology

2.1%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.0%

Social Work

2.0%

History

1.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

35.9%

Masters

30.8%

Other

17.4%

Doctorate

5.8%

Associate

5.6%

Certificate

3.5%

Diploma

0.6%

License

0.4%
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