Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD)

Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD)

March 29, 2011 09:00 ET

CSTD Sets National Standards for Training and Development Professionals

Major Companies Across Canada Adopt CSTD's Competencies as the Internal Standard of Practice for Their Workplace Training and Development Employees

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 29, 2011) - CSTD's Competencies for Training and Development Professionals™ has been adopted by organizations across Canada, including one of the nation's largest employers, as the internal standard of practice for workplace training and development professionals.

"Our goal is to support the development of facilitators who can deliver great learning experiences to our employees. Great learning experiences for our employees lead to great experiences for our customers, and that's what our business is all about," said Daryl Glimps, BMO Institute for Learning.

CSTD developed the Competencies to present a clear picture of competent performance and provide a framework for the design and development of curricula and courses in workplace training and development.

Published last fall, organizations are benefitting from setting a standard in their internal training and development practices using the Competencies.

"The launch of KPMG Business School marks a significant shift in the way that learning and development is both positioned and provided at KPMG. The CSTD Competencies provide us with a framework to deliver a consistent standard of excellence in the development of our employees," said David Connal, Executive Director, KPMG Business School.

The Competencies cover five areas include assessing performance needs, designing training, facilitating training, supporting the transfer of learning and evaluating training.

"As the professional association for workplace training and development professionals, we developed the Competencies as the industry standard of practice for our members," said Lynn Johnston, president, CSTD. "We also provide the professional development, resources and guidance needed to lead competent performance based on generally accepted practice."

About CSTD –

Established in 1946, CSTD is Canada's only national, professional association focused on training, learning and performance in the workplace. The goal of CSTD members is drive excellence in workplace learning and development, impacting business success. With 19 chapters supported by members from coast-to-coast, representing the public and private sectors, CSTD exists to:

  • Establish and maintain professional standards of competence in workplace learning and development

  • Provide opportunities for the advancement of members and the workplace learning and performance profession through innovative programs and events

  • Dialogue with government, institutions and industry to advocate for enhanced understanding of the workplace learning community

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