Illustrates recent shifts in training and development.
New Training & Development Trends
|*We asked American Society for Training and Development leaders, staff, and training executives for their lists of old and new HR Department business terms.|
|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|
|Trainers as teachers||Trainers as enablers of learning|
|The invention of new training technology||The application of technology|
|Big companies||Small companies|
|Robert Mager||John Seely Brown|
|Loyalty to organization||Loyalty to profession|
|Program evaluation||Value-added contribution|
|Lifetime employment||Lifetime employability|
|Performance appraisal||Performance management|
|Compliance||Ethics and principals|
|Training as a cost||Training as an investment|
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