The role of a l&d manager


Learning and development is always a popular area of the HR jobs market in South Africa. But what does a learning and development manager role involve? Read on to find out.

Reporting into the head of learning and development, the learning and development manager will have responsibility for training employees up to senior management level. The training will cover inductions, commercial training, soft skills, management development and some technical skills.

Learning and development is about changing people and changing organisations so ideally you'll be able to embrace change as well as be a driving force and positive ambassador for the organisation. As a learning and development manager you'll also need to be aware of change in the industry and stay connected with industry issues. You'll also need experience of managing a team, budgets, development and soft skills training as well as designing and delivering a variety of training programmes.

To be a successful learning and development manager you'll need to have strong communication skills both written and spoken; be articulate and confident when standing up and delivering to audiences of all sizes; be organised, self-motivated and a strong leader.

In South Africa a learning and development manager can expect to earn anything between R450 - 600k per annum depending on experience, location and speciality. For further insight into HR salaries access Robert Walters Salary Survey.

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