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CMD seeks government’s support to sanction un-accredited trainers

By Gloria Ehiaghe
06 December 2018   |   3:46 am
The Centre for Management Development (CMD) has vowed to sanction training vendors not accredited by the council.

CMD, Bitrus Chonoko,

The Centre for Management Development (CMD) has vowed to sanction training vendors not accredited by the council.

The centre also called on the Federal Government for the enabling environment in order to curb quacks and sanction vendors, who are not accredited by the centre from the sector.

The Acting Director-General, CMD, Bitrus Chonoko, stated this yesterday, at the opening ceremony of the 25th yearly conference of Heads of Training and Development in Nigeria’s Public and Private Organisations in Lagos.

Chonoko, who spoke on the theme, “Emerging Trends in Learning and Development”, noted that the conference was borne out of the understanding that the current dynamic business environment poses a challenge to the professionals vested with the responsibility of managing human capital.

For this to be adequately addressed, he said there was the need for heads of training and training vendors to gain the requisite competences.

According to him, there is the need to reinvent its offerings by developing a vision for managing the learning and development functions that are aligned, economical, flexible, engaging and powerful in terms of the results it achieves.

Represented by the Director, Training and Research, Bode Newo, Chonoko, called on all heads of training in organisations to get accredited as trainers, urging them to ensure that only accredited training vendors are given training jobs.

He said: “Essentially, it is when you are accredited that you would be able to practice as a professional trainer. But when you find around this, you see a whole lot people who go into these things without having the needed requirements and approval.

“We will keep on sensitizing; when government gives us the enabling environment, we should be able to sanction whoever that is not accredited, and curb quacks in the field. What we do now is to sensitise the people, the training clients, the vendors and the sanctioning authority, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), then Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to ensure that before you are registered, you must have accreditation of CMD.”

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