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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Preparing and Developing Training Specialists & Coordinators

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About the course

This program is designed specifically to recognize the vital role of those working in the area of training and development. It is suited for anyone who trains or develops others or who is involved in development and talent management.

The training function is a relatively recent addition to organization structures compared with other functions such as production, accounts and sales. Writers such as Tom Peters and Charles Handy have stressed the importance of training for organizational success. This is linked into the bigger picture of constant organizational change and developments in HR and talent management systems.

The program specifically will give you detailed knowledge on the training cycle and explain how to prove to top management that training is a great investment. This course is in direct response from you our customers, for very practical, hands on week of training, which will be delivered by an internationally recognized instructor in this area.

Key points of the week include:

  • Mastering the training cycle – getting the complete picture of what training does
  • Learn how training needs analysis and training evaluation work
  • Appreciate the career structure in training and what’s involved in career development
  • Learn about how to set learning objectives and understand adult learning
  • Understand talent management & succession planning
  • Learn how to conduct a cost-benefit analysis and calculate training ROI

Course Objectives

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the training cycle and its application in the modern training and development department (knowledge)
  • Discuss the limitations and advantages of a competency based approach to training (comprehension)
  • Calculate a training cost benefit and/or a training return on investment (ROI) (application)
  • Differentiate between training, learning and talent management (analysis)
  • Design a course outline utilizing Blooms taxonomy for educational objectives (synthesis)
  • Defend training decisions based on cost-benefit analysis (evaluation).

Course Outline

The Role and Function of Today’s Training Departments

  • Introduction and program objectives
  • Why do we need to train anyone?
  • The role of training and activities covered
  • Roles in training – exercise
  • The training cycle (Analysis, Design, Develop, Conduct, Evaluate)
  • How Adults Learn: Andragogy
  • The Conscious Competence Model
  • Assessing your own learning style

Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and Competency Based Training (CBT)

  • What is training needs analysis?
  • Identifying and meeting learning needs
  • How TNA techniques helped – case study
  • TNA practical exercise
  • How to priorities training needs
  • Brief overview of DIF analysis
  • Competency based training (CBT) - the debate
  • How competencies are constructed –practical exercise

Learning Objectives & Testing

  • Understanding learning objectives
  • Learning strategies
  • Writing objectives using bloom’s taxonomy
  • Revised taxonomy
  • The role of testing in training
  • Key properties that psychometric tests should have
  • Personality questionnaires and their limitations
  • Aptitude and ability tests

Training Evaluation - Completing the Cycle

  • What is training evaluation
  • Kirkpatrick's Levels of Evaluation
  • Measurement
  • Reaction evaluation - end of course reviews
  • The performance grid
  • Showing the benefit of evaluated training – formula to use
  • Calculating a Cost-benefit
  • Return on Investment (ROI)

Talent Management & Essential Training Administration Issues

  • Talent management - explored
  • Succession Planning, Mentoring & Coaching
  • Nationalization Programs
  • Managing the training function
  • Training records and administration
  • External and/or internal training decisions
  • Training room set-up
  • Personal Action Planning

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is specifically aimed at showing you the professional way to approach training and development. Therefore it is suitable for:

  • New and existing training coordinators
  • New and existing training specialist
  • Those involved in training or HR administration
  • Training personnel who need to update their skills
  • Human Resource (HR) professionals and HR Business Partners
  • Talent Managers
  • Those involved in nationalization programs
  • Supervisors or technical staff (including engineers) who train others and who need a good understanding of how training works

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