Importance of Training & Development
Sporting Teams & Training
The winning team savors the moment of glory when it lifts the trophy at the end of a rugby game. However, that moment of victory so cherished is actually the culmination of not just 80 minutes of football, but hours and hours of training. Similarly, occupational teams can only be victorious and lift the trophy of success if they prioritize/invest in training: this is indispensable.
Fruit and Growth/Development
When the branch is cut, growth is thwarted and so the fruit remains stagnant since there is no development. And of course decay imminently sets in. For the fruit borne to be good, it must continue to grow and develop. And for this to happen, it must remain attached to the branch, which must be constantly watered and nurtured. The same is true for individuals and organizations. They must not remain stagnant else boredom creeps in, giving rise to complacency, lack of motivation and low morale etc. On the contrary, they must continue to grow and develop, thus producing fruits; good fruits, that is. They must be constantly be nurtured.
“Education is from the womb, to the tomb” and if we do not abide by this life principle, things inevitably go terribly wrong.
Precisely, this is where I come in to train and up-skill which are absolutely essential for the overall success of the organization ultimately. I will assist in the delivery of Competency-Based Training (CBT) to produce good fruits and enable the organisation to thrive and be successful through training.
Life’s change story – the story of an eagle
The eagle is considered to be the king of birds and has the longest life-span among birds.
In its 40’s, an eagle’s long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey which serves as food. Its long and sharp beak becomes bent
At this stage the eagle is left with only two options: either to die or go through a painful process of change which lasts 150 days. The second option is a process which requires the eagle to fly to a mountain top and sit on its nest. There the eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks it out. After plucking it out, the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back and then it will pluck out its talons. When its new talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking its old-aged feathers. And after five months, the eagle takes its famous flight of rebirth and lives for 30 more years.
If we focus on results, we will never change. If we focus on change, we will get the desired results.
Change can be painful in terms of time, money and other resources. It needs quality time. But the benefits to reap are immeasurable.
Training is a process of change– survival depends on it. In order to survive, we have to start a change process, we need to constantly adapt. This is true for both individuals and entities.
So if you think this is only for the young, think again!
Change now – undergo training, no matter how old & useless you may feel.
Everything, it seems, is now having an ‘e’ in front: for electronic. Once we used to have only mail but now we have e-mail. The same is true for e-banking, e-commerce, e-government, e-voting, and more…, including e-training (E-Learning, Online Courses, Learning Management System etc).
E-Training technology has revolutionized the Training & Development field. And there are many advantageous including low cost, effectiveness, flexibility, self-paced, and more…. That is why the concept is embraced by top universities and corporations world-wide for both training & assessment.
We will set up the e-training system which will be both online and offline, and will be computer-based and/or trainer-led. There are many Learning Management Systems (LMS) which will include the production of professional videos/audios and simulations. Of course it will all begin with Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and then the design of courses.
IT Skills Training
Information is power: it is power in every sense of the word.
This includes electrical power. We are only able to produce electricity (service) because of information about how to produce electricity, store it, transmit it etc.
Moreover, we able to improve our service delivery only because of information like fuel usage statistics, generator running hours and so on.
And Information Technology (IT) gives us power, both directly and indirectly.
For example, Microsoft Excel is an essential tool in the field of Information technology. The program processes raw data and outputs information. Raw data are entered in Excel and the processed output is information which is power.
Competency in at least the basics of Information Technology (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Email etc) is absolutely necessary in this electronic day and age. One does not need to take up 4 years university study to be an accountant and do accounting. All that is needed is a computer, an accounting software and computer literacy. One does not need to undergo 4 years of university study in arts and be a sound engineer in order to produce music. And certainly one does not need multiple expensive bulky equipment. Everything is now in a software, built-in. And the studio is no longer a big building but merely the laptop. It is revolutionary.
If anything, all these show the transformation brought about by IT. And an organization that is unwilling to embrace and adapt to the latest technological changes finds itself lagging behind competition. Ultimately, an organization is the sum effect of its people; their skills and abilities. Thus the employees must be equipped with basic but essential computing skills in order to drive the organization forward.
And this is where we come in as experienced and certified IT Trainers.
Soft Skills Training
But this is not to say the other topics are unimportant, especially the soft skills. Back to the analogy of computers, a computer is composed of 2 main components: hardware and software. Now, we may have the latest in hardware technology sitting on the desk. But without software, all those hardware are useless. Similarly, we need both hard skills and soft skills which are mostly attitudinal. In fact, they say that success is 1% aptitude and 99 attitude. Soft skill include time management, conflict resolution, problem solving & decision making, motivation management, team building and others. It is undeniable that these soft skills are indispensable. For example, can never thrive much less survive unless it is truly a team. And we can have talented individuals but without motivation, all the skills etc are useless. We will always have conflicts because each one is unique. And we will always have problems and need to make hundreds of decisions in a day, some of which are significant.
And this is where we come in as experienced and certified Soft-Skills Trainers.
Computer-based Training (CBT)
We primarily offer Computer-Based Training (CBT).
Computer-Based Training is any course of instruction whose primary means of delivery is a computer. A CBT course may be delivered via a software product installed on a single computer, through a corporate or educational intranet, or over the Internet as Web-based training .
CBT can be used to teach almost any conceivable subject, but it is especially popular for computer-related studies. People often take advantage of CBT to learn how to run a particular computer application, such as Microsoft Excel , or to learn a computer programming language, such as Visual Basic .
Competency-Based Training (CBT) Concept
The Competency-Based Training and Assessment concept is an approach to learning where emphasis is placed on what a learner can do in the workplace as a result of their training. It is a whole new concept whereby students learn through practical approach so they develop confidence to perform competently in real work-place situations. Learners who have successfully achieved competency will have the skills and knowledge they need to complete workplace activities in a range of different situations and environments, to an industry standard of performance that is expected in the workplace. As such emphasis was placed case studies, practical and presentations.
These are done in a training workshop which is a type of interactive training where participants carry out a number of training activities rather than passively listen to a lecture or presentation.
Packages & Benefits
Package for Individuals
Enroll in a Course(s) and get a Certificate(s) upon completion, or join a Membership(s) that will give you access to a cluster(s) of Courses at a discount which will eventually lead to a Certificate or Diploma (Eg, Certificate/Diploma in Sales & Marketing).
- Join Millions Worldwide
- Build a Career
- Available Anytime (24/7) and Anywhere
- Tireless Virtual Tutor
- Learner controlled.
- Self-paced, Flexible, and Individualized:
- Hands-on interactivity
- More comfortable learning environment
- Adjustment to individual learning styles.
- No Commuting
- Looks great on a CV
Package for Groups
We will create a special Membership(s) at a discount that will give your members access to a Course or cluster of Courses of your choice which will eventually lead to a Certificate or Diploma (Eg, Certificate/Diploma in Sales & Marketing).
- More interaction and greater ability to concentrate
- Bring out the Best in Introverts
- Social Engagement
- Networking Opportunities
- Totally Worth The Effort
- Education right to your home/office.
- Real world skills.
- Life-long learning.
- Less Pressure
- Individual Instruction
- Enhanced Class Discussions
- Virtual communication skills
- Increased knowledge retention
Package for Schools, Government Departments, Companies and other Corporate Entities
We will create a special Membership(s) at a discount that will give your employees access to a Course or cluster of Courses of your choice which will eventually lead to a Certificate or Diploma (Eg, Certificate/Diploma in Sales & Marketing).
Or if you prefer, we will set up a different website for your company with your own Learning Management System (LMS) and Courses.
- Standardized and consistent training regardless of location etc.
- A large number of employees across the organization and even worldwide.
- A large number of employees can be trained within a short period of time.
- No constrictions on such things as instructors or classroom space.
- Track employee’s performance on learning exercises and tests.
- Works with the adult population
- Reduces resource requirements
- Improves job performance
- Can be a change agent
- Versatile Coursework & Variety of programs and courses
- Lower total costs
- Skill Development/Improvement
- Career advancement / Professional Development
- Reduction of overall training time.
- Ability to bookmark progress.
- A competent workforce is a happier workforce that enjoy their job and do it well (Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work – Aristotle)
- A workforce more motivated, effective and confident doing their job
- A workforce competent and in control that reaches targets/outcomes
- High quality resources easily accessible to staff.
- Combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to adequately perform a specific role
- Employees feel valued and recognized
- Direction and awareness
- Up-skilling with latest technology
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Websites and Learning Management Systems (LMS)
All of the above can be facilitated by a website. A website is indispensable in this day and age. A website is the best employee that can serve thousands of clients simultaneously 24/7/365 without over-time. It can teach, process payments, answer queries, store information, and facilitate other processes. It is practically unlimited. Moreover, a website is the best, most cost-effective marketing medium which is interactive and dynamic. Being dynamic and responsive, a website is a great marketing tool that far exceeds TV, radio, newspaper, and other medium. Yet it is far cheaper. And on the other hand, unlike other medium, a website can automatically process payments, thus directly earning income.
A website is a tireless employee working 24/7/365 as a teller giving account balance, accounts clerk processing online payments, customer service officer giving information, marketing officer interactively displaying your brand and products using texts/images/videos, teacher giving lessons and other performing other tasks including registration, receptionist taking your messages, and a lot more. A website is of great importance in Business, Education, Government and other sectors. In fact, a website is indispensable in this day and age.
Websites have revolutionized virtually every sector of society from business to communication to entertainment and to education, including the Government and Church. Website have transformed the way we buy and sell, govern/administer, evangelize, communicate and teach/learn etc.
A website is virtually unlimited.
We initiated a very promising project that has immense potential to level the playing field for entities using Web Technology. It is actually a web platform (www.pngsme.com) where entities can simply go online anytime and from anywhere and easily, affordably and instantly/automatically register a premium website and emails with essential features integrated. These include e-commerce systems, e-learning systems, e-booking systems, and a lot more.
When registering a website on the web portal (www.pngsme.com) there are 4 domains to choose from:
- SMEs (Companies, Businesses Groups, Cooperative Societies etc) can register a website under the pngsme.com domain.
- NGOs, Churches, Bands, Teams, Clubs, Youth Groups, Cultural Groups, Women’s Groups etc. can register a website under the pngorg.com domain
- Schools/Institutions can register a website under the pngedu.com domain
- Individuals can register a website under the pngemarket.com domain
One aspect is to cut costs, alleviate issues like lack of equipment and deteriorating facilities, and ultimately improve the standard of education using Web Technology. Educational institutions can simply go online anytime and from anywhere and easily, affordably and instantly/automatically register a premium website and emails with essential features integrated including e-library, e-learning, e-commerce and so on. There is also the option of a social networking site for schools similar to Facebook so students can socialise instead with school matters and alumni. This will solve a major issue causing poor results in schools caused by social networking sites.
The web portal has an integrated e-Learning (Learning Management System) which covers everything from online student registration to online exams and certification. Among many other things, it allows a teacher to post all lessons online to be accessible by students anytime and anywhere, follow up on these up with assignments that students can submit online and check these online with the ability to add remarks. But these are just the tip of the ice-berg. Overall, it entails many more benefits.
We am currently designing websites and setting up an e-Learning (Learning Management Systems – LMS) systems for a primary school, a secondary school and a tertiary institution. I intend to cover more institutions. And I do all these for free out of passion for improving the education standard using web technology.
We are so keen to join your team and our experience in the Training/Development field is an added bonus, and so with the setting up Learning Management Systems (e-Learning).
If required, we will be more than happy to set up an e-training (Learning Management System) system which can conveniently be online (web-based) and integrated to official company website or another website. This may include the set-up of other web-based systems like e-commerce etc. on your website.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further information and documents. We would gladly furnish them for you as we are so keen to team up with you and do a lot more for your esteemed organization and for Papua New Guinea as a whole.
We are proud to be associated with a vendor that has truly changed the workplace learning and performance (WLP) industry by listening to what trainers and HR managers want and packaging the solution in a unique way that uses technology to expand their training options.
Today, tens of thousands of companies in over 150 countries worldwide choose the same as vendor of choice for customizable courseware, eLearning, mLearning, SCORM conversion and customizable instructional design and development.
These companies represent some of the world’s largest brands including Microsoft, NASA, the United States Air Force, Pfizer, United Nations, the LA Times, Dell, Lockheed Martin, Revlon, Kraft, Michelin, Princeton University, FedEx, General Motors, Sandals Resorts, Mercedes-Benz and the Executive Office of the President of the United States of America.