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Working As A Learning Consultant

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Thinking Creatively
  • $77,460

    Average Salary

What Does A Learning Consultant Do

Training and development specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.

Duties

Training and development specialists typically do the following:

  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, or consultations with managers or instructors
  • Design and create training manuals, online learning modules, and course materials
  • Review training materials from a variety of vendors and choose appropriate materials
  • Deliver training to employees using a variety of instructional techniques
  • Monitor and evaluate training programs to ensure they are current and effective
  • Select and assign instructors or vendors to conduct training
  • Perform administrative tasks such as monitoring costs, scheduling classes, setting up systems and equipment, and coordinating enrollment

Training and development specialists create, administer, and deliver training programs for businesses and organizations. To do this, they must first assess the needs of an organization. Once those needs are determined, specialists develop custom training programs that take place in classrooms or training facilities. Training programs are increasingly delivered through computers, tablets, or other hand-held electronic devices.

Training and development specialists organize or deliver training sessions using lectures, group discussions, team exercises, hands-on examples, and other formats. Training can be in the form of a video, self-guided instructional manual, or online application. Training also may be collaborative, which allows employees to connect informally with experts, mentors, and colleagues, often through the use of technology.

Training and development specialists may monitor instructors, guide employees through media-based programs, or facilitate informal or collaborative learning programs.

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How To Become A Learning Consultant

Training and development specialists need a bachelor’s degree, and most need related work experience.

Education

Training and development specialists need a bachelor’s degree. Specialists may have a variety of education backgrounds, but many have a bachelor’s degree in training and development, human resources, education, or instructional design. Others may have a degree in business administration or a social science, such as educational or organizational 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 important for most training and development specialists. Many positions require work experience in areas such as training and development or instructional design, or in related occupations, such as human resources specialists or even teachers.

Employers may prefer to hire candidates with previous work experience in the industry in which the company operates. However, some employers may hire candidates with a master’s degree in lieu of work experience. Increasingly, employers prefer candidates with experience in information technology, as organizations introduce more e-learning, mobile training, and technology-based tools.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many human resources associations 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. Although not required, certification can show professional expertise and credibility. Some employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some positions may require certification.

Advancement

Training and development specialists may advance to training and development manager or human resources manager positions. Workers typically need several years of experience to advance. Some employers require managers to have a master’s degree in a related area.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Training and development specialists must evaluate training programs, methods, and materials, and choose those that best fit each situation.

Creativity. Specialists should be creative when developing training materials. They may need to think of and implement new approaches, such as new technology, when evaluating existing training methods.

Instructional skills. Training and development specialists often deliver training programs to employees. They use a variety of teaching techniques and sometimes must adapt their methods to meet the needs of particular groups.

Interpersonal skills. Specialists need strong interpersonal skills because delivering training programs requires collaboration with instructors, trainees, and subject-matter experts. They accomplish much of their work through teams.

Speaking skills. Speaking skills are essential for training and development specialists because they often give presentations. Specialists must communicate information clearly and facilitate learning by diverse audiences.

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Learning Consultant Career Paths

Learning Consultant
Manager, Learning & Development Director, Learning And Development
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Director, Learning And Development Director Of Human Resources Senior Consultant
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Operation Supervisor Training Manager
Director, Learning And Development
12 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Assistant Vice President Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Business Partner
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Finance Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Lead
8 Yearsyrs
Training Consultant Training Manager Operations Manager
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Instructor Instructional Designer
Learning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Consultant Adjunct Professor Instructional Designer
Manager, Learning & Development
10 Yearsyrs
Training Consultant Project Manager Program Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Director, Learning And Development Managing Director Marketing Consultant
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Consultant Recruiter Human Resources Manager
Organizational Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Co-Owner Human Resources Coordinator
Regional Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Instructional Systems Designer Training Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Senior Human Resources Generalist
7 Yearsyrs
Manager, Learning & Development Senior Manager Senior Operations Manager
Senior Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Instructional Systems Designer Senior Instructional Designer Training Manager
Senior Training Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Development Manager Human Resources Manager
Talent Acquisition Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Program Manager Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Learning Manager 3.4 years
Training Developer 3.3 years
Consultant 2.4 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 6.3%
Teacher 5.2%
Trainer 3.9%
Manager 3.7%
Supervisor 3.6%
Top Employers After
Consultant 9.0%
Director 3.4%
Owner 3.1%
Teacher 2.7%

Learning Consultant Demographics

Gender

Female

58.6%

Male

38.4%

Unknown

3.0%
Ethnicity

White

79.5%

Asian

9.6%

Hispanic or Latino

8.6%

Unknown

1.6%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

45.3%

French

14.1%

Chinese

9.4%

Mandarin

7.8%

German

6.3%

Italian

4.7%

Portuguese

3.1%

Swahili

1.6%

Czech

1.6%

Cantonese

1.6%

Japanese

1.6%

Arabic

1.6%

Thai

1.6%
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Learning Consultant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.4%

Capella University

9.9%

Florida State University

6.6%

Arizona State University

5.3%

San Diego State University

5.3%

University of Texas at Austin

5.3%

Webster University

4.6%

Pennsylvania State University

4.6%

University of California - Berkeley

3.9%

George Washington University

3.9%

American InterContinental University

3.9%

Johns Hopkins University

3.9%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

3.3%

University of Northern Iowa

3.3%

Boise State University

3.3%

Nova Southeastern University

3.3%

Texas A&M University

3.3%

University of Florida

3.3%

Purdue University

3.3%

Indiana State University

3.3%
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Majors

Business

22.2%

Education

10.6%

Educational Technology

7.4%

Elementary Education

6.5%

Curriculum And Instruction

5.8%

Management

5.6%

Communication

5.4%

Psychology

4.7%

Human Resources Management

4.2%

English

3.8%

Educational Leadership

3.2%

Counseling Psychology

2.9%

Marketing

2.5%

Nursing

2.3%

Special Education

2.3%

Computer Science

2.2%

Political Science

2.2%

Computer Information Systems

2.2%

Public Administration

2.0%

Liberal Arts

2.0%
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Degrees

Masters

44.7%

Bachelors

32.9%

Other

10.8%

Certificate

4.4%

Doctorate

4.4%

Associate

2.0%

Diploma

0.7%
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Real Learning Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Learning Consultant II Bank of America N.A. New York, NY Feb 02, 2015 $140,000 -
$160,000
Senior Principal Learning Consultant Symantec Corporation Culver City, CA Aug 18, 2015 $135,000
Technical Learning Consultant Linkedin Corporation Mountain View, CA Aug 28, 2014 $94,120 -
$137,000
Technical Learning Consultant Linkedin Corporation Mountain View, CA Dec 02, 2013 $94,120 -
$137,000
Learning, Consultant, Education Service NAM Dassault Systemes Services, LLC Everett, WA Sep 14, 2015 $93,662 -
$109,524
Blackboard Learn Consultant Blackboard Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 12, 2016 $91,000 -
$100,000
Blackboard Learn Consultant Blackboard Inc. Washington, DC Dec 07, 2013 $87,450 -
$94,870
Learning Consultant IBM India Private Limited Iselin, NJ Aug 13, 2015 $80,895
Learning Transformation Consultant IBM India Private Limited Iselin, NJ Aug 05, 2015 $75,413 -
$77,609
SAP Learning Consultant IBM India Private Limited New York, NY Nov 23, 2011 $73,811
SAP Learning Consultant IBM India Private Limited New York, NY Nov 30, 2011 $73,811
Learning Consultant Dassault Systemes Services, LLC Everett, WA Jul 22, 2016 $71,136 -
$91,000

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Top Skills for A Learning Consultant

LearningCurriculumInstructionalDesignOnlineCoursesLearningStrategyLearningSolutionsSubjectMatterExpertsLearningManagementSystemComplianceWebConsultantsCustomerServiceTrainingMaterialsProjectManagementSmesNeedsAnalysisProfessionalDevelopmentLeadershipDevelopmentAdobeCaptivateCernerTrainingPrograms

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Top Learning Consultant Skills

  1. Learning Curriculum
  2. Instructional Design
  3. Online Courses
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Identify learning solutions and document/analyze learning curriculums and staff development.
  • Provided technical solutions to online issues for nine department managers As a Senior Instructional Designer (first year):.
  • Design and development of specific online courses that are identified by Martin University.
  • Developed the company's comprehensive Diversity Learning Strategy.
  • Develop implementation plans to execute learning solutions based on size, complexity and client requirements.

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