Document Type : Research Article
Ph.D. Student in Public Administration, Collage of Farabi, University of Tehran, Qom, Iran
M.Sc., Collage of Farabi, University of Tehran, Qom, Iran
Hajj and Pilgrimage is the most important source of providing human resource for pilgrimage caravans. Without a doubt, the heads of this organization need to be trained. Based on this need, this study seeks to identify and rank the training needs of Hajj caravan actors. The population of this study includes all the managers/administrators of Hajj caravans in 2013.A sample of 222 managers/administrators was selected based on the two-stage sampling method and 25 training experts in Hajj and pilgrimage organization were selected as the sample through judgmental method. The research instrument was questionnaires and documents. The results demonstrate that the training classes have been useful and effective in action for the trainees. Result show that Arabic conversation is the first priority in all courses. Beside, Delphi results suggest that first; the following are the required courses of elementary level: Arabic conversation1and2, computer operator, hajj travel preparation, geography, map reading, and Saudi Arabia regulation system. Second; regarding re-training, Arabic conversation4, commandments and rituals of Hajj, exchange of successful experiences, regulation system of Saudi Arabia, safety during travel, communication skills, English learning, job description, executive instructions, health, safety, first aid, and introduction to Islamic fields were believed to be essential. Other suggested classes were removed out of the headlines.