Trainer assessment service

Trainer assessment service

'What assessment services do you provide?'

The right training skills, aptitudes and attitudes are essential when selecting for L&D roles. Training skills and aptitudes are closely related but distinct and should not be confused.  Skills are a backward-looking description of what a person has learned to do in the past. Aptitudes are forward-looking and describe what a person has the ability to do in the future - what they can learn to do.

Individuals who possess good interpersonal skills (eg. listening, conveying verbal and non-verbal communication well, giving and receiving feedback, communicating with diverse others and overcoming barriers to communication) are more likely to have a greater aptitude to facilitate other people’s learning.

The Training Foundation provides assessment services which cover training skills, aptitudes and attitudes.

'How do you assess for training skills?'

Unique, best-practice assessable models are the heart of TAP. Based on extensive research as to the methods, processes and techniques which work best in achieving optimal learning effectiveness, the TAP models have been continuously refined since 1998.

For example, TAP assessment of training delivery skills involves three profiles; structure, style and the interactivity balance. All three must be met for success to be achieved.

Training skills assessments usually take the form of simulated training events whereby attendees deliver training sessions to each other. Where required, assessment can be based on live training events.

'How do you assess aptitude for learning and development roles?'

The Training Foundation uses the DISC profiling instrument in our own trainer recruitment and selection process and for assisting clients with their selection of personnel for learning and development roles.  From analysis and experience we have identified a distinctive psychological profile which provides an effective matching capability for selection purposes.