The Training Manager Competency Model™ grew out of Training Industry’s Great Training Organizations research, launched in 2008 and updated annually since, to identify and explore the traits of high-performing training organizations. The model was developed and validated through job analytic research using a sample of training managers and L&D professionals who work directly with training managers.

This research is the foundation of our Continuing Professional Development programs, providing current and future learning leaders with specific insight into the core responsibilities of a training manager and the competencies needed to perform them successfully.

The Training Manager Competency Model™ identifies the seven core responsibilities and foundational leadership competencies which are essential to successful training management. Within each core responsibility are the competencies that the training manager must have to successfully perform the responsibility.

Training Industry’s Continuing Professional Development program.


Training managers are lifelong learners who continually improve their skills. The Training Manager Competency Model™ provides strategic guidance to focus learning. In defining the competencies needed to be successful as a training manager, the model can be used to create a plan to target opportunities for improvement and maintain areas of strength. Training leaders can also use the model to develop their teams and prepare future leaders, a key component of training organization success.

Training Industry is committed to developing learning leaders. We offer a full catalogue of educational and professional development opportunities specifically designed to develop these key competencies of a training manager, including the CPTM programcertificatesmaster classes and events.


Contact us or download the Training Manager Competency Model™ flier  to identify the right programs for you and your team.