Strategically Managing Training & Development


TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT is a subsystem of an organisation. It ensures that randomness is reduced and learning or behavioral change takes place in structured format.

Organisations today function in a dynamic and complex environment. Faced with increased competition, expanded regulations, sophisticated technology and limited resources, organisations must respond to extraordinary demands for quality, productivity, and cost efficiency. All organisations must implement processes to continuously develop their most important resource - their people.

This two-day workshop will help you to successfully manage an effective training and development function which meets the needs of the business. It will give you the opportunity to review the competencies most relevant to the role and includes a range of practical skills and knowledge of the training function.

The programme aims to motivate participants to take home workable ideas and plans to enhance their management of the training and development function.

Target Audience

This workshop is intended for Training Managers, Human Resource personnel, persons responsible for training and development in their organisation or those wishing to understand the fundamentals of the role.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this 2-day workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and develop key competencies within the training and development role
  • Formulate a training strategy that incorporates organisational, group and individual needs
  • Apply a structured approach to managing the training and development function
  • Select and manage the quality of external training providers and consultants
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training and development
  • Create an action plan that will capture key learning points that can be transferred into the workplace


This workshop will be conducted through the use of:

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Group / Individual exercises

Programme Outline

Topics to be covered over the duration of this workshop include:

Day 1

  • The Training and Development function
  • Why organisations need Training and Development
  • The approach to Training and Development in difficult economic times
  • The role of Training and Development professionals
  • The systems approach to training
  • How to conduct a Training Needs Analysis
  • Training Design and Development

Day 2

  • Selecting appropriate training and development solutions and delivery options
  • Linking training strategy and business needs
  • Managing internal and external trainers
  • Managing the training budget
  • The impact of Training and Development initiatives in organizational change
  • Evaluating training effectiveness

Facilitator: Mirza Ali-Mohammed

Mirza Ali-Mohammed brings a wealth of experience as a practitioner and as a manager in small and large organisations across several sectors.

He is a graduate in Mass Communications from UWI, Mona, Jamaica and is currently in the final stages of completing an MBA in Project Management. He has been certified as a Master Trainer from the National Center for Construction, Education and Research (NCCER), USA.

Mirza has served in several capacities associated with Human Resources and Training and Development. His immediate past position was Divisional Manager, Human Resources and Student Affairs at the National Energy Skills Center. Prior to that, he served at PETROTRIN as a Senior Human Resource Analyst responsible for all Technical Training. Other experiences came from PETROTRIN TRINMAR Operations and BWIA Ltd.

Mirza previously lectured in the field of Communication Arts at UWI, School of Continuing Studies, where report writing was part of the programme outline. He also taught Technical English including Technical Report Writing at John Donaldson Technical Institute. His experience working in a technical environment at PTSC and BWIA allowed him the opportunity to prepare and train supervisors in the skill of effective Technical Report Writing.

Mirza has conducted Training & Development interventions for many companies locally and in most English speaking islands of the Caribbean. The regional programmes were funded by the UNDP and the ILO.


Date View Event Calendar 22nd - 23rd September 2014
Time 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration 3 Days
Cost TT $4,000.00 (inclusive of training materials, refreshments and Certificate of Participation) 
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Venue Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
Gopaul Lands,
(Next to HILO's Carpark)


Tel: 645-6700
Fax: 662-1411


Tamara Edwards - ext. 157
Rameshwar Santlal - ext. 123



Certificates will only be issued to participants who have attained a minimum attendance rate of 75% for the duration of the course.

Course Cancellation/ Reschedule Policy

Arthur Lok Jack GSB (ALJGSB) reserves the right to cancel training at any time. If ALJGSB cancels the training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, you are entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your course fee can be credited toward a future training, based upon availability (providing payments have been made before original advertised date).

ALJGSB reserves the right to reschedule training at any time. If ALJGSB reschedules training due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of ALJGSB, the training will take place at the next available time. Participants will be informed via phone and/or e-mails.



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