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What is training?
Training is defined by Wayne Cascio as Training consists

of planed programs undertaken to improve employee knowledge, skills, attitude, and social behavior so that the performance of the organization improves considerably. Training is an activity which is systematically designed, implemented, administered and managed for achieving the desired learning objectives. Training department which is a part of human resource department is responsible for the training of the employees in the organization.

People involved in training

In order to understand the people involved in training program we have to divide the entire training activity in to two parts 1. Designing or planning 2. Execution or implementation This classification highlights two sets of people involved in training activity A. The Designer (Designing)- who plan and conceive the entire training activity assisted by a team of researchers. B. The Trainer (Execution)- Who implement the training program conceived by the former. His role starts only when the actual training program starts.

Training Manager
The entire training activity is efficiently administered by

the training manager Training manager acts as the prime coordinator for the planning and execution of training. Training manager job description Job purpose of Training manager is responsibility for planning, organizing, leading and supervising training department.

Role of Training Manager

1. Planning Role 2. Organizing Role 3. Staffing Role 4. Role in Budgeting 5. Role in Evaluation

1. Planning Role
Planning is the process of determining and executing the

objectives of an organization. It involves analyzing organizational resources, assessing opportunities and designing specific action plans. In operational terms, planning constitute the following: 1. Mission statement 2. Identifying key areas 3. Objectives for the key areas 4. Action plan for achieving them

1. Mission statement Mission statement is a blueprint of the departmental or organizational objectives. These statements locate and direct the activities of the department or organization Example: Mission statement of the personnel department of a bank would be as follows: Developing the capability to identify and achieve the human resource needs of the bank 2. Identifying key areas Key area means the key areas to focus, after considering the mission statement. Key area is the place where we have to conduct the training program. Example: Recruitment and selection of staff.

3. Objectives for the key areas After identifying the key area the training manager cites the present and future training and developmental needs within the organization through job analysis, appraisal scheme and regular consultation with supervisors and line managers. 4. Action plan for achieving them After identifying the present and future training and developmental needs training manger makes different action plans for achieving that needs. He play pivotal role in designing specific training programs to meet long and short term training needs.

2. Organizing Role
The term organizing is defined as A process of dividing

work into manageable components and coordinating results to serve a specific purpose. After the plans are put in place, the training manger organizes the resources and staff to implement the plan. As the organizer of training and development program, the training manager determines the duties of his staff, making individual roles. A hierarchy is established within the department allotting the various functions. As an organizer the training manger decides upon the course of action, delegates work to his staff and operates as a resource provider to his staff in executing their respective function.

3. Staffing Role
The staffing role of the training manager refers to his role

in selecting appropriate trainers for the implementation of the training plan. After training objectives are determined, the training manager concentrates on selecting appropriate training designers and trainers to create the training plan, training materials and training aids( if required)

4. Role in Budgeting
Training may not make any direct contribution, but it is

critical for an organization to financially support training because it is a future investment. The training manger develops a strategic and annual training budget plan, designed to support the overall goals of the organization. Training manager prioritizes the training programs, and on the basis of priority, manager allocates budgetary resources for the training programs. Manager prepare the estimates for the training programs, and at regular intervals he monitors the implementation of the budget. And also he assesses the return on the investments made in training programs.

5. Role in Evaluation
Training manager evaluates the whole training

programs, and the results made by it. He evaluate the trainer performance and the general implementation of training. He evaluates the progress of trainees by using questionnaires and through discussions with trainers Amending or revising the training programs in case of any change indicated by the review process.

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