Years ago the job of a training coordinator was very much an administrative function in the department – but not any more!
Today’s training coordinators are the GLUE that holds the department together. They are meeting with outside vendors, coordinating the training of subject matter experts, dealing more directly with requests from management and even delivering training and participating in instructional design!
Because of this evolution, training coordinators need to be more savvy and tied into the needs of the business. They need to know what good training looks like, be able to evaluate the integrity of the design of programs and function as more of a performance consultant to the organization.
So, if you are a training coordinator, know that the role you play in the department and the organization is more vital than ever. You’re not just the scheduler of events any more. So step up to the challenge and arm yourself with design, facilitation and performance consulting skills. The organization needs these skills and you are just the one to provide them!
Maria Chilcote, Managing Partner, The Training Clinic