Re: Training

Subject: Re: Training
From: Don Timmerman <timmerma -at- IPDLINK -dot- IPD -dot- ANL -dot- GOV>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 08:41:38 -0600


Training is like technical writing. Some people are good at it and
some aren't. Some people have formal training/education and some
don't. Having the training/education doesn't guarantee the person
will be good at the job.

You can try the American Society for Training and Development at As far as qualifications go, a trainer should
have the following: enjoy working with people, excellent classroom
presentation skills, curriculum development/technical writing ability,

Don Timmerman, dtimmerman -at- anl -dot- gov
Senior Technical Writer (ex-technical trainer)
Argonne National Laboratory (near Chicago)

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Subject: Training
Author: <Damien_Braniff -at- PAC -dot- CO -dot- UK> at ipdlink
Date: 2/13/98 11:41 AM

I'm posting this for our training manager. Been a trainer for several
years but has no training qualification. What he'd like to know is:

Is there any "formal" qualifications for trainers and if so what is it?

If (1) exists, are there courses he could attend (preferably UK!)?

Is there an Institute/Society of Trainers where he could get more info?

We are currently working closely with the trainers trying to ensure what is
taught ties in with what's in the manuals, seeing how both can be improved
etc. All help/comments welcome.

Damien Braniff
Technical Author
PAC International

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