Training & development is not a reward; it is an investment on the part of the organisation and in these days
of smaller budgets and shrinking profit margins, the organisation must strive to identify and bring about
the development initiatives that have the greatest impact and highest return on that investment (ROI). It
is a process of identifying the skills and capabilities of an individual and designing a development strategy
that will result in improved performance and career growth. Successful competency and career development
involves changes that are systematic, organised, and successive, setting expectations of proactivity.
They enable employees to produce better results, faster services and more competitive organisations. There
is no single, shot-in-the-arm solution to this issue; effective talent development solutions need to designed
top-down and bottom-up to meet the needs of the business, its market, its clients, employees and the
environment. Successful talent development solutions are organic within the culture of the business and
focus on improving competencies, skills, productivity and performance by selecting the most cost eective
and efficient learning methodology. Careful budget planning and the distribution of scare resources
towards initiatives that maximise effectiveness and productivity; run by managers with the skills to make it
work, supported by a development strategy that builds on the capabilities of employees; will result in better
results, greater efficiency and more profits.
This workshop is learner centric and focusses on practical skills. It is activity-based, with each training
session oering a range of activities designed to engage and involve delegates in the learning process.
Following adult learning theory, each module allows participants to explore, analyse and assess the issues
and explore and evaluate possible solutions. The course has been designed to accommodate different
learning preferences so that activists, theorists, pragmatists and reflectors can all benefit from the learning
experience. The facilitators encourage open learning and discussion, passing on not only their own
extensive experience but encouraging learning through sharing the knowledge and experience of the
delegates. The course contains a wealth of practical examples and case studies as well as some simple tools
and techniques that delegates can apply readily within their own organisation.