professional development


Automated Training Needs Analysis (TNA) – Sound Too Good to Be True?

PD Training (PDT) strives to stay at the cutting edge of adult education, knowledge transfer and L&D tools, and we know how painful and time consuming it can be to create individual training needs analysis for staff. We have worked with L&D and HR professionals for the past 9 years in helping them to define […]

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Automated Training Needs Analysis (TNA) – Sound Too Good to Be True?


How the REACH Ecosystem and PD Training Australia Delivers Organisational Development and Saves You Money!

If you are an HR manager or director in Australia, and are considering implementing a professional development and/or cultural improvement program in your workplace, you’re probably concerned that the research, paperwork and countless employee interviews will require a lot of valuable time for both yourself, your team and the entire staff. Not to mention the […]

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How the REACH Ecosystem and PD Training Australia Delivers Organisational Development and Saves You Money!


PPA – Resilience and You

The Productive People Advantage Program is PD Training’s newest addition to the already extensive catalogue of industry leading professional development training courses. The PPA difference is in its development process. In conjunction with our industry partners, the OrgDev Institute and the LDP Consulting Group, we drastically changed how the course was written and what we […]

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PPA – Resilience and You


What is the Productive People Advantage?

PD Training’s new signature series program – Productive People Advantage, is the most innovative professional development course PDT has ever assembled. We have brought together our best activity-based learning, incorporated industry leading practical workplace tools and leveraged our unique partnership with the LDP psychometric profiling tool. With this new program we are striving to equip participants […]

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What is the Productive People Advantage?


Productive People Advantage Summary

In collaboration with our clients, trainers, participants across the globe and our research & development partners (The OrgDev Institute and Leading Dimensions Consulting), PD Training has developed Productive People Advantage (PPA), designed for the needs of today to prepare your people and organisation to have a sustainable advantage tomorrow. PD Training’s new signature series program […]

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Productive People Advantage Summary


Top 10 Skills in Negotiation – Australia

According to a study at Harvard, 80% negotiators adopt an erroneous strategy in negotiation.[i] They size up the other party at the negotiation table and create their strategy from there. Only 20% of negotiators use an assertive approach where they have a clear idea of their goals and how much they are willing to compromise.[i] […]

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Top 10 Skills in Negotiation – Australia


Top 10 Skills in Business Writing for the Modern Workplace – Australia

Bad writing is actually damaging. According to the Harvard Business Review, bad writing can destroy a company’s productivity.[i] In a survey of 547 businesspeople, 81% of them said that poorly written material wastes a lot of their time” and “what they read is frequently ineffective because it’s too long, poorly organized, unclear, filled with jargon, […]

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Top 10 Skills in Business Writing for the Modern Workplace – Australia


Top 10 Skills for Mastering Body Language – Australia

How important is body language? Dr. Albert Mehrabian in 1967 conducted two studies in which he concluded that in communication “words account for 7%, tone of voice accounts for 38%, and body language accounts for 55% of the liking.”[i] The study changed our usual perception that words are most important in communication.   The New […]

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Top 10 Skills for Mastering Body Language – Australia


Top 10 Skills for Developing Business Etiquette – Australia

The best employees take business etiquette seriously because they understand how important it is for HR managers and companies. William Kane, Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Human Resources Group of Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, a company whose global headquarters are in Japan, said, “If the interview candidates I put in front of […]

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Top 10 Skills for Developing Business Etiquette – Australia


Top 10 Skills for Building Winning Teams – Australia

Harvard psychologist Richard Hackman, a preeminent scholar of team effectiveness believes that a team’s design is the most vital factor in building winning teams. “Get the design right, the theory says, and the performance will take care of itself.”[i] To have a good design, you need “clear goals, well-designed tasks that are conducive to teamwork, […]

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Top 10 Skills for Building Winning Teams – Australia


Top 10 Professional Telephone Skills – Australia

As many as 80% of today’s generation sleep with their phones at night, but when it comes to talking over the phone professionally, most cannot do it, a research reveals.[i] Providing service over the phone requires special skills. A professional telephone operator needs to master their voice, telephone etiquette and problem solving skills to overcome […]

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Top 10 Professional Telephone Skills – Australia


Top 10 Power Skills for Mastering Facilitation – Australia

According to LinkedIn, core competencies required for a facilitator include communication, active listening, developing synergy, and asking questions.[i] Along with that, interpersonal skills and value for diversity are also important qualities in facilitators, the British Council believes.[ii] Using these skills, a facilitator can create an environment where learning is fun and spontaneous for all.   […]

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Top 10 Power Skills for Mastering Facilitation – Australia