Posted 30 August 2002 - 04:20 PM
Bob, I may be imagining this, but it seems to me that the BSA may already have gone through one phrase of calling "training" "development," at least to some extent. If I recall correctly, when I took what is now called JLT, it was "TLD": "Troop Leader Development." This would have been in 1973, when many changes in terminology had just been made, as you know. Whether the adult training programs had their names changed also, I don't know.
When I get home I will check my old uniform, which I am pretty sure has the "TLD" patch on it. I remember that when my father did WoodBadge a couple of years after I did "TLD," we compared notes and much of the course material was similar, the same terminology for the "competencies," etc.
The only hangup that I can see in calling training "development" again would be that "development" has come into vogue among many universities and colleges, and possibly also non-profit organizations in general, as a euphemism for "fund-raising."