Richmond, VA (PRWEB) February 16, 2006
Edge Training Systems, a producer of leadership and employee development solutions, today announced the addition of new Instructor Led Training and Facilitation services.
A continuation of Edge’s client-focused training solutions, including assessment instruments, videos and online learning options, the Instructor Led Training and Facilitation program allows companies to take advantage of Edge’s network of experienced facilitators, enabling clients to create an environment of blended-learning to achieve maximum transference of knowledge to the job.
“Our Client Training & OD Departments have become so stretched that this was a natural extension to our product line. Many of our consultants and facilitators are former clients with incredible classroom facilitation skills,” says Paul O’Keefe, founder and president of Edge. “We have called on consultants and facilitators who are well-versed with our learning tools to ensure that our clients can take full advantage of every product we provide.”
Facilitators will work directly with clients to develop a highly interactive program. In what is typically a half-day or full-day session, the facilitators can bring a training session to life by incorporating role-playing and group activities, as well as Edge videos and workbooks, all while tailoring the session to emphasize the areas that are most important to the client.
While Edge has provided clients with facilitation services in the past, this new program formalizes the process and makes it easier for clients to select the best facilitator for their needs. Edge’s core team of trainers and facilitators can be searched through an interactive map, with complete information regarding their areas of expertise and geographical location. Clients will be able to make informed decision when engaging an Edge facilitator for their training initiative. For clients who need assistance in making this selection, Edge personnel can provide further help.
“A credible internal client facilitator or an outside classroom instructor is necessary to help employees reach their full potential when using any Edge learning product,” says O’Keefe. “Offering this service enables us to be a one stop training partner for our clients.”
Edge facilitators are also an excellent way to “train the trainer” for companies whose own human resources professionals will provide application of Edge tools. Experienced in tailoring Edge products to suit an individual client’s areas of interest, the facilitators coach in-house staff, teaching them how to get the most from the workbooks and how to develop interactive play to expand upon the lessons.
The addition of the facilitation program produces a turnkey operation for Edge’s clients. Since its inception, Edge has helped to develop high potential leaders using statistically validated assessments, such as KnowlEDGE for Leaders and KnowlEDGE for Sales. Edge’s video and e-learning tools focus on soft skills and corporate subject matter like customer service; diversity; employee development, management, and motivation; employment law; and interpersonal communication. Edge’s new facilitation program brings it all together so that clients can easily leverage existing training resources and incorporate Edge products into their blended learning curriculum.
For more information, call 1-800-476-1405 or visit http://www.edgetrainingsystems.com.