Thursday, November 8, 2012

Are Certification really necessary be be a Trainer

3 perspectives: 

1. Most of the certifications offered by International Training Co's. certifies one in the delivery of their offerings i.e. that Certification is valid for delivering only their particular IPR deliveries. Usually these are marketed by their team / franchisees. YOU REALLY SHOULDN'T PAY ANY MONEY /CHARGE FOR THESE CERTIFICATIONS (if they ask for payment then this is a harmful business model and usually Franchisees are known to make additional amounts thus!)... NOTE: BTW you can't deliver these programs under your own brand and it has to be routed through them. 

2. A few agencies claim that they certify Trainers in general training skills.... this is NOT REQUIRED IN INDIA. You really don't get any business with such certifications if you can't deliver an effective training program. However if you wish to learn, enhance or polish your skills, then you may want to look at these options. 

3. The third is International Certifying Bodies: 
ASTD, ICF, IAF etc. These certifications really hold valve if you are delivering training to MNC's and in countries outside Asia. These certifications usually are competency based and one need not really undergo preparatory programs under any particular agency. As most of these registering bodies are located in US, even a minimum certification charge in dollars can be very cost-prohibitive in local currency.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"The Learn Fest" - 1st Annual Conference of Trainers April 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM - April 28, 2012 at 5:30 PM


"The Learn Fest” organised by Trainers Forum.
Online details & registration: http://trainers-forum.webs.com/

Program Schedule:
Friday, April 27 Day 1
8.00 – 9.30 am – Breakfast & Registration

9.30 to 11.00 am – [Session A] INAUGURAL SESSION - Keynote address by Dr T V Rao (Plenary)
Panel Discussion: Why do I need a Trainer when I have Google?
Panelist: Ritu Raj, Lupin | R Venkattesh - Head HR, DCB
Moderator: Suchitra Bhaskar, Head L&D, Crisil

11.30 to 1.00 pm – [Session B] CONCURRENT SESSIONS (please choose one)
Demystifying Research ? Ashish Pande
Magic in Training - Bhupesh Dave
Using Facilitation in Training - Jawad Khan
Autopilot Thinking: How to get out of it? - R Sridhar

2.00 to 3.30 pm – [Session C] PLENARY SESSION - Open House Session on Ice Breakers, Energizers and Closers

4.00 to 5. 30 pm – [Session D] CONCURRENT SESSION (please choose one)
Instructional Design - The ADDIE Model - Ravi Kodukula
EQ for Training Effectiveness - Dexter Valles
Visual Facilitation - Ashley Vinil
Demystifying NLP - Srinivas Iyer

6.30 to 8.30 pm – [Session E] EVENING BONDING SESSION & DINNER

Saturday, 28 April 2012
9.30 to 11.00 am – [Session F] CONCURRENT SESSIONS (please choose one)
Demystifying Research ? Ashish Pande
Magic in Training - Bhupesh Dave
Using Facilitation in Training - Jawad Khan
Demystifying NLP - Srinivas Iyer

11.30 to 1.00 pm – [Session G] CONCURRENT SESSIONS (please choose one)
Instructional Design - The ADDIE Model - Ravi Kodukula
EQ for Training Effectiveness - Dexter Valles
Visual Facilitation - Ashley Vinil
Autopilot Thinking: How to get our of it? - R Sridhar

2.00 to 5.00 pm – [Session H] CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
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Registration requiredNon- residential - Rs. 3,000/- per delegate
Residential (with one night stay) - Rs. 4000/- per delegate
The fees include all meals. Residential accommodation at ITM Guest House, Kharghar.
Program Venue:
Institute of Technology & Management (ITM), 25/26 Institutional Area, Sector 4, Kharghar East, Navi Mumbai 410210
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Sunday, 29 April 2012 ADD On Certifications & Workhops (additional charge)*
Prism Brain Mapping Certification - Hemang Laheru
Mind Maps for Trainers - Maneesh Johari
Advanced Certification in Using Magic - Bhupesh Dave
Delivering your Training with Power - Ajit Kamath
*Separate charges apply for these programmes; Minimum 20 delegates for each session
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For Registrations:
Mrs Madhura Nene
(M) +91 98676 35081
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