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New Training & Development Trends

Illustrates recent shifts in training and development.

New Training & Development Trends

Old New
*We asked American Society for Training and Development leaders, staff, and training executives for their lists of old and new HR Department business terms.
Trainee Learner
Employee Performer
Continual Change Transformation
Quality improvements Process reengineering
Hierarchics Many organizational forms
The transfer model The Social model of learning
Training events Self-directed learning on the job
Big training departments Outsourcing training
Monoculturalism Diversity
Trainers as teachers Trainers as enablers of learning
The invention of new training technology The application of technology
Big companies Small companies
Individual workers Teams
Functions Processes
Leadership Stewardship
Control Empowerment
Local Global
Robert Mager John Seely Brown
Supervisor Coach
Loyalty to organization Loyalty to profession
Program evaluation Value-added contribution
Responsibility Accountability
Workshops Computer-based training
Direct Facilitate
Evolution Resolution
Lifetime employment Lifetime employability
Competition Collaboration
Performance appraisal Performance management
Classroom Learning center
Selling Serving
Vendors Partners
Work environment Community
Off-site meetings Teleconferences
Profits Social responsibility
Matrix Network
Mail E-mail
Compliance Ethics and principals
Training as a cost Training as an investment

Bureau of Labor Statistics Projections

You may wish to supplement the Outlook Handbook with figures and articles concerning the projected future of particular occupations. In that case, this is the site to visit.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

This is the place to begin, of course, in researching particular occupational fields. It is the Bureau of Labor Statistics official handbook.

Yahoo! Professional Organizations

If you want to explore a particular field (or fields) further, you want to go to their associations, or professional associations, and many of them are listed he

Pencom Career Center

This site also deals with salary research. It offers an interactive salary guide, as well as other ‘goodies’: nationwide job listings, and articles on particular careers.

Careers in Business

For those interested in business careers, or careers in finance, accounting or management, the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State has this “Business Job Finder” just for you.

Starting Point-business

And now, to get really detailed. This site, sponsored by American Business Information, Inc. lists 88 million households and 11 million businesses. They can give you a full company profile with key executives, number of employees, sales volume, lines of business, fax numbers and more. A profile is available, by phone call, for $3.


As far as locating a business is concerned, once you know its name, there are huge telephone directories on the Web, which are searchable by name. This one, accessible on this site, will not only give you the address, but also draw you a map showing you where the business is located. Only drawback: the maps are not always accurate, key streets are not named at times unless you zoom all the way in, and sometimes the addresses are as much as a year out of date. (Bad news if the place moved in the last 12 months.) Still its a good start.


NYNEX has another such directory, helpful in locating the phone number and address of a particular business, anywhere in the country.