Developing effective OHSE training courses

The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) has added "Developing Effective OHSE Training Courses" to its roster of courses in the Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) program.

"Internal and external health and safety consultants are often called upon and expected to identify the need for, evaluate, recommend and even develop training programs for their employers or clients," said CSSE.

The purpose of this two-day course is to provide the OHSE practitioner, whether an internal or external consultant, with the introductory knowledge and skills to design effective training courses based on an analysis of organizational and employee needs.

Filled with tools and strategies, the course will take course developers through needs analysis, developing quality learning outcomes with dynamic instructional approaches best suited to the learner, and assessment and evaluation elements tied to performance outcomes within an overall training management framework, said CSSE.

The course will also assist decision-makers in evaluating the effectiveness of training courses and their delivery already in place or courses identified for potential implementation. The course outcomes apply to multi-industry training programs.

While it will be reviewed, it should be noted that Developing Effective OHSE Training Courses does not focus on the critical analysis of training needs and options within an organization as this is offered in a separate CSSE course (Assessing OHSE Training Needs & Options). 

Students with a sound background in performing needs analyses and evaluating options will be additionally supported by this second OHSE training course.

Course participants will be able to:

• develop quality learning outcomes which will demonstrate the participants’ ability to integrate their new knowledge, skills, and attitudes effectively in their workplace;
• examine the results of a needs analysis to set the training objectives in order to deliver quality learning outcomes;
• develop quality lesson plans and course content to meet identified training needs;
• analyze delivery methods to ensure the most effective delivery method; and,
• develop appropriate evaluation criteria, strategies, tools, and techniques.

Upcoming 2014 courses:

Vancouver: Feb. 28 & March 1
Regina: March 15 & 16
Toronto: March 29 & 30
Calgary: April 12 & 13
Winnipeg: May 31 & June 1

Click here to register.