Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Orientation and Training Are Different

In our work with a wide variety of volunteer management databases, ranging from simple spreadsheets to custom designed programs, we often come across cases where there is a field labeled ‘orientation/training’ or other cases where a field is labeled ‘orientation’ but there are no fields to record trainings. Given this, when I saw Susan Ellis’ tip of the month “Orientation and Training Are Different”, I knew right away it would be a useful addition here for some of the blog readers. Thank you Susan.

Susan's Tip of the Month: Orientation and Training Are Different
In casual conversation, we often link "orienting and training" together and, of course, they are related - but they are not the same. They are sequential, with orientation (British colleagues say "induction") coming first. Read the entire article here.

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