Short notes on the Training and Development

Training, generally designed for non – managers and refers to technical and mechanical skills. Training is defined by Steinnets as “A short term process utilising a systematic and organised procedure by which non- managerial personnel learn technical knowledge and skills for a definite purpose”.

The term ‘development’ refers broadly to the nature and direction of change induced in the employees as a result of educational and training programmes. The development is managerial in nature and is career focused.

According to National Industrial Conference Board, “Management development is all those activities and programmes, when recognized and controlled, have a substantial influence in changing the capacity of the individual to perform his present assignment better and in so doing are likely to increase his potential for future management assignments”.


In that respect, training and development are continuous process; training emphasising manual skills at one extreme and development emphasising philosophy at the other extreme.