Senior learning and development specialists are responsible for coordinating learning and development activities for their organizations, as well as developing learning strategies based on clients' needs and conducting assessments of individuals to gather information about family backgrounds, development skills, and learning abilities.
These senior specialists must provide a pleasant environment of acceptance that results in better development, and interpersonal skills are beneficial to explain to families and other community leaders how to improve their training using a variety of tools. They typically help create and implement learning courses after measuring and evaluating performance using standardized metrics, and they use a variety of instructional activities that follow program goals. They should work well with other development specialists to share resources and important information regarding learning methods, and they also refer clients to other specialists as necessary.
Senior learning and development specialists use a personal computer to research learning methods, conduct assessments, provide exercises, and keep interaction logs for future reference, and organization and close attention to detail are important in this position. They must maintain learning content and use project management to meet objectives for learning, and they also interact with medical and administrative personnel to share clients' progress, provide insight regarding improvement, and share recommendations for treatment changes. A bachelor's degree in an educational field is generally required for this position, and prior experience in the field is also required. Industry certifications are also helpful.
Senior Learning and Development Specialist Tasks
Assess, plan, develop, and deliver training and learning initiatives.
Collaborate with key business partners and stakeholders to enhance employee performance.
Evaluate and select learning software and training initiatives.
Create and adapt curriculum for a variety of audiences and learning delivery methods.
Collect data and analyze the impact of long-term and specific initiatives.