Glossary: Training Glossary

Teaching:

A formal process of bringing about awareness, conferring knowledge and instilling skills. Teaching focuses on knowledge.

Training:

Prepares an individual or group to execute a skill. The focus of training is skill development.

Coaching:

The process of aiding in the improvement and application of knowledge. Coaching involves assisting individuals in refining their skills and learning through practice.

Consulting:

A consultant is one who is employed or involved in giving professional advice to the public or to those practicing the profession.

Live Delivery:

In-person instruction wherein the instructor interacts with students/trainees in a live environment such as a classroom.

Online Training:

Instruction in a learning environment where teacher and student are separated by space. The teacher provides course content through course management applications, multimedia resources, the Internet, videoconferencing, etc.

Instructor-led Training:

Can be either online live or in-classroom live. Does not mean watching a video, viewing Flash content or reading.

Hybrid Delivery:

Involves a combination of delivery methods – online and standup, live classroom instructor delivery. May include video, books or online instruction with group projects. Hybrid is a combination of delivery methods.

Self-paced:

Learning at your own pace and convenience. Not done in a group. For example, reading a book and or watching a video. Where one can pause, review or begin again.

Skill Training:

Teaching an individual how to perform the operations of a particular occupation; distinguished from personal adjustment training, work adjustment, and the acquisition of basic employment skills.

Hard Skills:

These skills are based on facts, are universal and can be learned from books. These tend to be process, technical, measurement and scientific skills.

Soft Skills:

A set of skills that influence how we interact with each other. It includes such abilities as effective communication, creativity, analytical thinking, diplomacy, flexibility, change-readiness, problem solving, leadership, team building, and listening skills.

Performance Improvement:

Performance improvement is the concept of measuring the output of a particular process or procedure, then modifying the process or procedure to increase the output, increase efficiency, or increase the effectiveness of the process or procedure.

Team Building:

The process of influencing a group of diverse individuals, each with his or her own goals, needs, and perspectives, to work together effectively for the good of the project. Such that their team ultimately accomplishes more than the sum of their individual efforts could otherwise have achieved.

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