This dynamic workshop focuses on the advanced skills required to move the training function to a higher level of performance and accountability. Learn how to navigate the politics of training and gain support and commitment for the strategic initiatives that will maximize the value of your department. Come prepared to tackle serious issues head-on and share your valuable experience with your peers.
Course Objectives:Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Increase training’s reputation as a vital contributor to bottom-line results.
Develop a business case to gain executive support for critical training and performance initiatives.
Assess your organization’s political climate.
Navigate the politics of training.
Defend against devious political tactics.
Manage the transition to performance consulting.
Communicate the strategic benefits of performance consulting to all levels of the organization.
Deal with the barriers and politics surrounding performance consulting.
Validate the training function's strategic objectives.
Develop a comprehensive set of performance metrics for the training department.
Link performance metrics to strategic objectives.
Implement a performance scorecard approach to measuring training’s total value.
Analyze performance data for trends and variations.
Apply a dollar value added approach to estimate training's bottom-line contribution.
The Course will be highly participative and will include a wide range of methods including presentations, discussions, videos, case studies and exercises. Where appropriate, these will include real issues brought to the Course by delegates.
Case studies from different industries will be investigated. Each delegate will receive an extensive reference manual, as well as case studies, while worked out solutions will be handed out to the delegates on conclusion of group discussions.
To ensure the concepts introduced during the course are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture style presentation, open discussion, case studies, simulations and group work.
Training managers/directors who want to deal with the tough questions and challenging problems facing training professionals today.