TORONTO--(Global Knowledge, worldwide leader in IT, business, and leadership skills advancement, announced today that it has received two Silver Awards for Training Excellence by the Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD): one in the e-Learning category and one in the Facilitated Learning category.)--
“The Critical Thinking in Action workforce development program for Alberta: Human Services is a perfect example of how and when to use e-Learning for sophisticated concepts and complex skills”
CSTD is the largest association dedicated to training and HR development, and its highly coveted awards are judged on six criteria: needs analysis, learning objectives and evaluation, design, quality of material, impact, and originality.
Global Knowledge developed the Critical Thinking in Action e-Learning Program for Government of Alberta: Human Services to provide learners with an introduction to critical thinking: what it is and how to do it. The course was designed to expand and enhance the learner’s ability to apply critical thinking models and strategies that improve one’s ability to address decisions, problems, and dilemmas.
“The Critical Thinking in Action workforce development program for Alberta: Human Services is a perfect example of how and when to use e-Learning for sophisticated concepts and complex skills,” said Jocelyn Bérard, Global Knowledge Vice President, Leadership and Business Solutions International. “It also fundamentally supports key management practices, such as unbiased decision making and accountability.”
The Leaders of Talent Program, developed for the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), was designed to address some of the key leadership skills that people managers require to lead their teams successfully. The program combines six days of classroom training in areas such as performance management, communications, and active coaching, with on-the-job activities, job aids, and one-on-one coaching. It is offered to all people managers at PSP Investments, and participants receive a Certified Leader of Talent (CLT) designation.
“The solution for PSP Investments was collaboratively designed with a number of key ingredients for success: it was developed by conducting a thorough needs analysis assessment, and it was custom designed to meet the needs of the leaders in their environment,” said Bérard. “It was also effectively delivered and supported with coaching and support from the executive team.”
About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT, business, and leadership skills advancement. We deliver via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling our customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services. Our more than 1,500 courses span foundational and specialized training and certifications. Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, NC. Canadian headquarters are in Toronto, and EMEA headquarters are in London. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm MidOcean Partners. Learn more at www.globalknowledge.ca.