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A New Approach to Training and Development of People

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The United States Forest Service recently overhauled and modernized its training and development program. The system is designed as an integral part of over-all personnel management. Training and development are adapted as a part of other management activities such as daily job supervision, planning individual careers, assignment of duties and promotion actions. Every individual employee is challenged to participate. Productive efforts are stimulated through joint endeavor and cooperation between the work supervisor and the individual. Working together, they identify the training needed. They are assigned primary responsibilities for accomplishment. Types of training listed in order of importance are self-development, coaching on-the-job and formal instruction. Self-application, self-motivation and self-discipline are fostered as most fundamental and essential. Coaching on-the-job and formal instructions are used to stimulate and guide self-effort. Training and development for each person is planned to attain proficiency on current jobs; then to prepare for career advancement.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Regional Forester, Albuquerque, N Mex

Publication date: February 1, 1963

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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