How do you pursue a Career in Training & Development?

I find a Career in Training & Development very interesting. I want to first understand What a Career in Training & Development entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Training & Development. I was Googling about a Career in Training & Development and was lucky to find: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170818-0001/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Training-&-Development/english 

James Lord's outlook!

James Lord has worked in Training & Development for 6 years & 7 months. James Lord has worked in Training & Development as Training & Development Manager in Ramada, Dehardun. In James Lord's own words, this is how James Lord got into Training & Development: "I have done my course in Hospitality from BMIHMS, Australia. I have also served as a Command Post Operator in 161/162 SQN 1st Aviation Regiment, Army Aviation. I started my career in Hospitality with Island Resorts on The Great Barrier Reef. I have also worked at various Backpacker Hotels like Vibe, Travelodge, Wakeup, Daydream Island, Meriton. I am working as a Training & Development Manager at Ramada, Dehradun." James Lord has a profile in a very interesting format on: https://www.lifepage.in/page/jameslord 

Career Video on Training & Development

In a video, James Lord has talked about various aspects of a Career in Training & Development. James Lord started by explaining Training & Development as: "Training is teaching, or developing in oneself or others, any skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. Training has specific goals of improving one's capability, capacity, productivity and performance." I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.


It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Training & Development, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Training & Development. James Lord touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Company Knowledge
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Human Resources
  • Psychology

James Lord then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Training & Development:
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Rational thinking
  • Outside Box Thinking
  • Ability To Follow Up

James Lord believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Training & Development:
  • Personal Growth
  • Travelling
  • Staff Growth
  • Opportunities
  • Self Satisfaction

And, James Lord believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Training & Development:
  • Language Barrier
  • Cultural Differences
  • Demanding Hours

In the final section of the video James Lord talks about How a day goes in a Career in Training & Development. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Training & Development, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20170818-0001 

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:
  1. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180319-0006/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Training-&-Placement/hindi

  2. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170728-0001/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Training-&-Consulting/hindi

  3. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20190202-0001/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Professional-Communication/english

  4. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171118-0001/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Soft-Skills-Training/english

  5. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180102-0012/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Training-&-Recruitment/hindi

  6. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171228-0005/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-PD-Training/english

  7. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170619-0001/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Soft-Skill-Consulting/english

  8. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180123-0001/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Training-&-Placement/english

  9. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171214-0001/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Corporate-Training/english

  10. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171111-0001/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Training-&-Development/english

  11. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171012-0005/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Sales-Training/hindi

  12. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180705-0002/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Corporate-Training/english

  13. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180708-0003/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Career-Services/english

  14. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181010-0001/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Professional-Training/english

  15. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171111-0004/Arts/Skills Training/Career-in-Teaching-Communication/english

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