I’m bored of T&D, how can I move?

first_imgI have been working in a training and development role for five years. Ihave gained my CIPD-CTP and have recently obtained my City and Guilds 7307 –Adult and Further Education Teaching Certificate. My work has mainly been instand-up delivery and I’m getting a bit bored. I would like to move intotraining management. Any ideas on how best to accomplish this? Should I studythe second year of my CTP, or look at a different qualification? Grant Taylor, consultant, Macmillan Davies Hodes You need to take a two-pronged approach of academic development andextending your work experience to gain the competencies that you will need intraining management. Firstly, this means completing the second part of the CTP to broaden yourexperience in training strategy and performance analysis at an organisationallevel. Then consider taking this a stage further, perhaps with a Masters degreecombining HR and business. Secondly, and just as important, is to broaden your actual work experience.You need to work in a role that gives you more exposure to the business, so youcan see how staff development is linked with organisational success. If yourcurrent organisation cannot offer you this, start looking around for somewherethat can. You should also begin taking steps towards develop the competencies you willneed as a training manager, such as wider business awareness, the ability todevelop and monitor strategic training plans, the ability to use performanceanalysis to improve an organisation and the ability to plan and promoteorganisational change You will also have to demonstrate leadership and management skills in thetraining function as well as devising knowledge management solutions – all ofwhich requires up-to-date professional business knowledge, skills andattitudes. Reviewing your progress every six months will show whether you are takingpositive steps towards achieving your goal. Peter Sell, joint managing director, DMS consultancy After five years in the same role, it is now a good time to consider achange. Although your experience and qualifications are relevant to yourcurrent role, you should be looking at a qualification that covers the morestrategic elements of training and development. The CIPD professional development programme has electives around learningand development, which would also give you licentiate membership. Informationon providers can be obtained from the CIPD education department. You also need to look at taking a small step towards a training managementrole. Keep a look out for advertisements for T&D roles that include bothoperational and strategic elements of training. Finally, look at the development opportunities in your own organisation. Ifyour superiors have noticed boredom creeping in, they may welcome youdiscussing your career needs. Comments are closed. I’m bored of T&D, how can I move?On 25 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


UN body names Messi responsible tourism ambassador

first_imgThe 30-year-old is the leading scorer in La Liga this season with 29 goals and is also the all-time top marksman in Spain’s top flight.He is also the top scorer in the history of Barcelona and Argentina. Share on: WhatsApp Madrid, Spain | AFP | The UN World Tourism Organization said Monday it has appointed FC Barcelona’s Argentine star Lionel Messi as an ambassador to promote responsible tourism.“During my travels I have had the opportunity to know other cultures and societies as well as other ways to see the world and this is very enriching,” Messi said in a statement released by the Madrid-based United Nations body announcing his nomination.“I am happy I can join this mission of promoting responsible tourism,” the five-time winner of the FIFA World Player of the Year award added as the body steps up its campaign to minimise harm tourism can cause to the environment and historical sites.The UN body defines “responsible tourism” as tourism that “helps maximise the sector’s benefits while minimising its potentially negative impact on the environment, cultural heritage and societies across the globe”.World Tourism Organization chief Zurab Pololikashvili said it was a “great honour” to have Messi promote “the positive values and benefits that tourism represents.“Messi is a unique sportsman and an example of how willpower and constant work yield good results,” he added.last_img read more


Mary Lambert Benefit Concert & Auction for Pizza Klatch February 3

first_imgFacebook75Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Pizza KlatchBullying is up in our high schools and middle schools and our LGBTQ+ youth are feeling it. Support for them is more important than ever. One way to support them is through Pizza Klatch’s annual fundraising Gayla and online auction, A Slice of the Good Life, at The Washington Center for Performing Arts in Olympia. This year’s musical guest is two-time Grammy nominee, singer/songwriter, poet and activist, Mary Lambert.Mary Lambert isn’t your typical pop artist. Inspired by confessional folk singers as well as spoken-word performers, she is a brutally candid writer who deals directly in her art with her past traumas. Lambert was raised in an abusive home, attempted suicide at 17, turned to drugs and alcohol before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and survived multiple sexual assaults throughout her childhood. With that list of horrors, you wouldn’t expect Mary to be disarmingly joyful, but she charms effortlessly, and the effect on her audience is bewitching. She describes her performances as“safe spaces where crying is encouraged; My entire prerogative is about connection, about being present, and facilitating true catharsis. Also, fart jokes.”Pizza Klatch provides life-saving support for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies in local high schools and middle schools. These support groups have a proven record that prevents teen suicide, reduces bullying, and decreases dropout rates. Each group is run by two trained adult facilitators, and are members of the LGBTQ+ community or allies. Pizza Klatch facilitators work hard to ensure this is a respectful, inclusive and safer space for all who attend.“Pizza Klatch is very accepting. They love you for who you are, and it’s a safe, happy place to be” said one student in the program. Student survey responses show that these support groups directly improve our LGBTQ+ youth’s well-being. They empower the youth to stand up against injustice while strengthening a sense of community in the schools. This enhances their desire to stay and graduate.The Gayla is Pizza Klatch’s single largest fundraising event and provides a significant portion of our operating budget. This is a fun and jubilant event as we celebrate the success of our students who benefit from our support groups. Get ready for fun, laughter and tears as we present a short program by Pizza Klatch youth, the 2017 National Team of Olympia Spoken Word, a short keynote from Washington State’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and of course, pizza (and cupcakes.) All emceed by Ty Flint of MiXX96 FM and formally of KUBE Radio fame.Everyone is welcome. Tickets are on sale now through The Washington Center at www.washingtoncenter.org  or call 360-753-8586Ticket prices range from $35-75 with a $10 discount for Seniors (65+) and Students.Doors open at 6 p.m. for the auction and schmoozing.Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.VIP Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Black Box and includes gourmet appetizers, wine, beer and the best seats in the house for the main show. Tickets are $130Every year, our Gayla includes an online auction where participants can bid on a large variety of donations provided by local businesses and residents. This year, we will be working with Silent Auction Pro to host our online auction. Please be sure to go to www.pizzaklatch.org/register to register for our auction. The auction begins online on January 20. At the Gayla itself, the auction will still be done ONLINE through computers, phones and IPads. There will be volunteers at kiosks onsite to help you bid. By registering early you will not have to stand in long lines when you arrive. You also can opt for an express checkout allowing you a fast, easy exit at the end of the concert/auction.last_img read more