Helping people build their resilience is important at any time because we all have challenges and changes both in life and the workplace. Due to the impact of the Covid 19 (coronavirus) in the coming months, we expect a unique scenario, where every person’s resilience levels in every organisation and at every age in every […]
As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) forces people to stay home, are your managers and leaders skilled at managing virtual teams? The impacts of COVID-19 coronavirus are already being felt in every part of our economy and it seems the impact that is starting now may be with us for some time. However, business and life doesn’t stop, […]
The continually changing needs of our communities and growing populations necessitates the continual development of infrastructure such as dams, roads, pipelines, tunnels and bridges in rural and urban areas.
With development comes the need to use existing land in different ways, unfortunately this often requires the need to compulsorily acquire people’s homes and businesses.
Compulsory Property Acquisition NSW recognised that to support its staff in these highly challenging roles it needed to provide an holistic professional development solution that addressed both the job skills required for the role as well as looking after the mental and emotional well being of these employees.
Did You Know? In 1885, Hermann Ebbinghaus hypothesised that in humans, the ability to remember new skills or knowledge deteriorates over time. In fact, he created a formula which predicts this deterioration with a modern version of that formula as R = e-T/S, where R = memory retention, S = relative strength of memory, T […]
For more than 10 years, Seequent has been leading the world in the visualisation of complex data to make meaningful differences to people, companies and the environment. The program was designed to develop the leadership and communication skills of 70 leaders and provide them with an opportunity to connect and collaborate with peers and to improve knowledge sharing.
PD Training (PDT) has been training adults for the past 10 years, so we have quite a bit of experience in assessing the actual knowledge transfer that occurs when participants attend our public or inhouse professional development training sessions. In fact, we make it a point to ask that question as part of the feedback […]
HR departments in Australia are facing hefty costs with regards to onboarding new staff, existing staff transitioning to new roles and staff leaving the organisation full stop. Costs related to employees who transition to another role or new staff onboarding are real, so making sure the employee who is transitioning, or the new staffer being […]
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 […]
PD Training, in association with REACH Consulting Services and the OrgDev institute, undertook a study of over 4600+ participants and 39 trainers, across 46 different training courses, to determine if a Trainer’s REACH Quotient Score (RQ) has an impact on feedback scoring by learners. You can read the actual results below and the answer is […]
Many entrepreneurs would agree that behind every “overnight success”, there is a 10-year, behind-the-scenes story of dedication, reinvestment and hard work; this story is no exception. Corporate Training provider, Professional Development Training Pty Ltd (PDT), was founded in Brisbane in 2009 by Paul Findlay and Karen Winfield, and over the following 10 years the business […]
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 […]
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 […]