Why You Should Care About Private Company Training
- Date: 01 April, 2020
Think about your co-workers in similar job roles. How do your skill sets compare?
We all have our strengths and weaknesses. And we all took different paths to arrive where we are today. Likely, skill sets diverge in several areas, even among professionals who share job functions.
It’s this type of misalignment that can present a certain risk to the organisation.
Private Company Training minimises that risk. The benefit of this delivery format, particularly when it comes to high-priority or high-risk skills, is it gathers a group of like colleagues together in front of a subject matter expert. Private Company Training, which can also be referred to as onsite training, coordinates the group, eliminating the disparity between co-worker skill sets.
Private Company Training helps your team develop a common language
It has all of the benefits of traditional instructor-led training—expert engagement, structure, peer-to-peer interaction. But instead of strangers in your classroom, all students in the course are co-workers who likely share similar goals and responsibilities. All of a sudden, training also becomes a team-building exercise. Co-workers train together, learn how to be better at their jobs, and subsequently, they work better together after training concludes.
Global Knowledge instructor Samuel Brown says onsite training provides opportunities for colleagues to develop new ways to communicate and work together.
“The obvious benefit of the onsite environment is the opportunity to group students based on similarity of project and give them the opportunity to discuss the content and application of it to their work within the small group without having to share the specifics in an open forum,” Brown said.
Contextualised training for high-priority projects
Onsite training provides an environment geared toward a team’s specific needs. Discussion and content can be adjusted on the fly to address customer-specific situations. It’s ideal for a group working on a project or campaign. It includes a customized curriculum where internal company information can be discussed openly.
We’ve witnessed, in many public classes, students aren’t always comfortable sharing their job-specific technical and environmental factors when talking about a topic. In Private Company Training, there’s greater freedom to unpack the specific deployment expectations of that environment.
“When I’m teaching a public course, I have people from different companies, different industries, meaning my teaching has to be rather neutral to accommodate so many different students,” said Global Knowledge instructor Daniel Cummins. “If I come to one company where all the students are with one employer, one industry, then I can tailor my teaching to meet their needs. They may even be able to request that we elaborate on certain topics outside of the course content due to a specific need at that company. We cannot do that in a public training situation.”
Private Company Training is flexible
This is your chance to customise your learning experience. How many team members need training? Private Company Training is scalable to large or small groups. Prefer to train onsite? With this delivery format, you choose the training location. Attend in a traditional classroom, virtual classroom or in your office. We even train on naval ships.
It won’t break your budget
Private Company Training tends to have better rates than public training courses, with a reduced cost per student and includes instructor travel.
“The company can save money by having an instructor come teach a group of employees all at once rather than sending employees individually to a training center,” Cummins said.
Everyone on the same page
For highly valuable and critical projects, you can’t afford to rely solely on informal resources. You need that expert instruction and interaction.
Private Company Training has all the benefits of instructor-led training, but each class includes only your employees. It creates a unique environment tailored specifically for your team or organisation’s needs. Get all team members on the same page and prepare for high-priority roll-outs or migrations.
“Is Private Company Training right for you?” - cheat sheet
- Do you have to train 6-plus people on a similar subject?
- Do you want to bring an instructor to your location?
- Do you need to discuss confidential information?
- Do you want an affordable and high-quality way to train your staff?
If one or more of the above questions can be answered with 'yes', Private Company Training is a good option for your organisation. Contact one of the Global Knowledge Training Advisors to discuss the possibillities for your team and organisation.