Founded in 1982, Learnware Design Inc. is a Canadian-owned training design and consulting firm providing clients with advice on the development of their corporate and divisional learning strategies.
- We custom-design and fully document training systems and solutions which positively impact our clients’ bottom-line results.
- As consultants, we have particular expertise in well researched, custom-designed and expertly executed technology-based and/or paper-based learning media
- We have the expertise to take complex facts, concepts, processes, procedures and principles and make them easy for others to learn and expertly apply.
Training Competency Architecture
Learnware Design Inc. was awarded a contract by the Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD) to establish the standards of professional practice for training and development practitioners and others whose occupation is related to training and development, in order to enhance the credibility, respect and professional status accorded to certified trainers (CTDP designation – Certified Training and Development Professional and CTP designation – Certified Training Professional).
Valerie Dixon, President of Learnware Design Inc., managed the project and together with her consulting team, designed and produced CSTD’s Training Competency Architecture (TCA) and Training Competency Architecture Toolkit (competency self-assessment tools).
CSTD published these standards in 1995 (encompassing five major competency categories for Training and Development practitioners so practitioners and service-users would know the performance criteria that distinguish competent training professionals.
The Training Competency Architecture competency categories are:
- Analyzing Performance/Training Needs
- Designing Training
- Evaluating Training, and
- Coaching the Application of Training.
Valerie Dixon and her team updated these standards in 2001 to reflect the changes in competencies needed by training professionals to support technology-based training design and delivery. See www.cstd.ca for more details and to access the online training competency (TCA) self-assessment tool.
Our role is to work with our clients to determine their organization’s human performance needs and then custom-design and implement learning initiatives that achieve organizational goals and objectives.
As project leaders, we assemble a team from our network of associates who have the precise skills and resources needed to successfully complete and execute our clients’ training design requirements.
Our Client Commitment
Learnware Design is committed to strategically and effectively enhancing the knowledge, skills and abilities of our clients’ most important resource, their employees, by custom-designing and implementing relevant, efficient and high-quality learning initiatives, aligned with our clients’ vision, values and goals.