Development Facilitator Programme
DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR PROGRAMME
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR PROGRAMME
The structured approach to training and development strategies, the planning, prioritizing and implementation of such strategies have now taken centre stage in the human resources function of organisations, therefore it is now imperative for training managers/HR managers to equip themselves with the necessary skills.
Conduct skills development administration in an organisation - NQF 4 (4 credits)
- Promote a learning culture in an organisation - NQF 5 (3 credits)
- Provide information and advice regarding skills development and related issues - NQF 5 (4 credits)
- Coordinate plannes skills development interventions in an organisation - NQF 5 (6 credits)
- Develop an organisational training and development plan - NQF 5 (6 credits)
- Advise on the establishment and implementation of a new quality management system for skills development practices in an organisation - NQF 5 (10 credits)
of Skills Development Facilitators
The SDF programme is aimed at providing appropriate theoretical and practical training interventions to enable individuals, tasked with these responsibilities, to effectively execute this strategically important role and to facilitate the effective implementation of training and development interventions aligned with the strategic priorities of the organisation.
The programme is modular and flexible and usually offered over three consecutive days of face-to-face (or distance) training in a workshop environment.
Experienced facilitators conduct the workshops and the "theoretical" components of the programme are further enhanced by the introduction of practical examples of the different tasks of the SDF as well as templates of documentation to be used during the SDF process. The programme is structured to provide clear guidelines for SDFs and to build practical skills to enable SDFs to be immediately effective in their new role after completion of the programme.
The following unit standards are covered during the three days of training:
- Promote a learning culture in an organisation
- Provide information and advice regarding skills development and related issues
- Coordinate planned skills development interventions in an organization
- Develop an organizational training and development plan
- Advise on the establishment and implementation of a new quality management system for skills development practices in a organization
- Conduct skills development administration in an organization
Entry requirements and qualifications
Any person tasked by his/her employer to fulfil the function of SDF (training manager) on behalf of the organisation or any person who wishes to contract his/her services to organisations in this capacity may enroll for this programme. Candidates will be assisted with the completion of Skills Portfolios to enable them to demonstrate practical skill and competence as SDFs.
Why should organisations have SDFs trained?
The role of the SDF is new to the organisation and requires a sound understanding of the role and functions of this strategically important position. Organisations can gain financially by ensuring that the duties and responsibilities assigned to SDFs are effectively executed. The strategic role of the SDF and the impact that it can have on the current and future skills, needs and competence levels of employees cannot be overlooked or treated as insignificant and of low priority. Training must be seen as adding value to the organisation in all spheres of it's operations. A responsible and knowledgeable person is required to ensure that this happens.