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Hi All,
I am Poonam Parmar, new to this community and wish to seek your advice. I am pursuing my executive MBA and I am interested in Training and Development. To specialize and enhance my knowledge I wish to seek a Certificate Course in Instructional Design. Would please give me your feed back on the same? If this is a wrong decision then, any suggestions?
Poonam Parmar

From India, Mumbai

At the outset let me compliment you on deciding to be a trainer.

If I were to use your communication above as a yardstick to assess your communication skills, I can safely assume that your communication skills are excellent because that is a critical to become a trainer. However, the heart and brains of the training still remains the domain knowledge but even the most knowledgeable person would fail miserably as a trainer without effective communications skills. To further improve your communication skills find a local Toastmasters club in your city and join them.

To get the academic inputs on training you can do the course from Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD). Alternatively you can also attend some Train The Trainer (TTT) programs offered by private institutions.

To get going focus on those topics that you are familiar with, confident about, passionate about or have a good grounding in. Keep updating yourself by reading extensively and start outlining the broad course contents keeping in mind the type of audience you are likely to address. In particular pay attention to the type of exercise, examples, activities that you will use during the program to reinforce a point or make the learning relevant. I would also suggest that you attend some corporate training by professionals on topics of your interest to get a feel of how it is structured and delivered.

If you have no corporate training experience, ideally take a few sessions for post graduate students in colleges or for social service clubs like Lions and Rotary's so that you gain in experience and also can fine tune your material. Once you are confident, approach a few corporates and the first few training programs are vital for future reference and for your own confidence.

I would also invite you to visit the following Inspirational and Motivational Blogs which can also assist you in improving your vocabulary and communication skills. - Over 99,000 views and 660 followers - Over 30,500 views and 175 followers

Best Wishes

From India, Mumbai
Hello, Thank you for your response and advice, which is precious for me. I would certainly act on your given advice. Hope to have some more conversations like these. Thanks and Regards, Poonam Parmar
From India, Mumbai
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