Training and development courses

Learn how to design and develop a training programme:
Training is an essential element of development in any organization. Being knowledgeable and continuing to learn throughout your career can make you a very valuable asset. We also know that training and orientation (or ‘onboarding’) for newly hired employees is a key factor in retention.
In order for training to be valuable, the person that designs and plans the training must have an excellent understanding of what the training objectives are. In addition, if the trainer is able to research the strategic objectives of the company providing the training to their staff, what resources are available, and what elements of those plans can enhance the training experience, the entire experience is much more meaningful. At the same time, if a trainer is aware of any barriers that training could present (such as trainees being on call during a session, having to spread training over a long period of time, or trainees who are not accustomed to theory or classroom types of presentations), then the trainer can present a much stronger program that is tailored specifically to the participants’ needs. Learn more:

Develop practical training skills:
Behind every spectacular training session is a lot of preparation and meticulous attention to detail. The truly skilled trainer can make a program exciting. The learners will have fun while they are learning if the facilitator is able to involve their emotions as well as their minds. You will see the involvement, and you will feel the energy.
To reach this stage as an adult educator isn’t always easy, but success isn’t just for the naturally gifted. It is possible for all of us who put effort into our personal growth and development. We want the enormous satisfaction that comes from working with others to help them reach their potential as human beings.  
This workshop requires that you have a good understanding of basic training principles, including adult learning concepts, experiential learning cycle, training methods, and designing a learning sequence. We strongly recommend completing The Practical Trainer workshop before taking this course. Learn more:

Measuring the impact of training:
There are lots of good reasons to offer training, and even more reasons to participate and take training. But there is also an accountability element, where we should ask:
What was the value of that training?
Did we meet the objectives that were set out?
Did the training bring about some kind of lasting change in behavior?

Learn to explore the essential elements in evaluating training and measuring results, while creating a process that is simple for trainers and human resource practitioners to implement.Learn more:

Training needs analysis:
The right training at the right time can make a huge difference in the productivity and profitability of your organization. Whether you are scanning your workplace for opportunities to make things better and training is the answer, or a client asks you to come into their organization and do an assessment, your answer is best framed in the form of a training needs analysis. Your ability to create an analysis that is comprehensive yet simply prepared is critical for it to be understood and acted upon. This course will help you to gather the information, assess the data, and present your suggestions for training or non-training solutions. Learn more:

Facilitation skills:
It is impossible to be part of an organization today and not attend meetings. Staff meetings, project meetings, and planning and coordinating meetings all take time.
There has been a growing realization that we have to pay attention to the process elements of meetings if we want them to be effective. With its focus on asking rather than telling, and listening to build consensus, facilitation is the new leadership ideal, the core competency everybody needs. Managers and supervisors are often asked to facilitate rather than instruct or manage their meetings and training sessions.
How can you facilitate, rather than control, group decision-making and team interaction? With no formal training, people may find it difficult to make the transition from instructors or managers to facilitators.
Make core facilitation skills better understood and readily available for your organization using materials and ideas that have been tested and refined over twenty years of active facilitation in all types of settings. Learn more:

Coaching and mentoring:
Coach, Mentor, Role Model, Supporter, Guide... do these words ring a bell? Being a coach involves being able to draw from several disciplines. Coaching is based on a partnership that involves giving both support and challenging opportunities to employees. Mentorship is a related skill that is often a part of coaching. It’s about being a guide, offering wisdom and advice when it is needed.
Knowing how and when to coach (and when to use other tools, like mentoring) is an essential skill that can benefit both you and your organization. Learn more:

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