NITAD harps on learning, development for corporate growth
The Nigeria Institute of Training and Development (NITAD) has stressed the need to institutionalise result-based training for corporate growth and development.
The institute said this becomes necessary following research findings that showed that people are used to “doing nothing” after a learning experience.
It said the impact of training was a crucial factor if organisations are to benefit from their investments.
President and Chairman of Council, NITAD, Ayoade Igbeyi, said this during the institute’s 29th yearly trainers’ conference, held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, in Oyo State.
She said this year’s theme ‘Repositioning, Learning and Development for Corporate Growth,’ elucidates the imperative for Learning and Development (L and D) and urged professionals to pay more attention to design, as well as development in terms of content and context of programmes.
Noting that corporate growth includes economies of scale and scope, market expansion and penetration, diversification and integration, she maintained that these are backed by strategic thinking and proper execution of such strategies.
Emphasising the place of L and D in corporate growth, she said: “L and D is the pillar for driving organisational effectiveness, so organisations must be deliberate about L and D for the achievement of goals, part of which is, enhanced performance, productivity and career growth of employees.
“It is, therefore, important for L and D professionals to re-think, re-design, re-develop, re-work and above all reposition training deliverables to meet the contemporary needs of clients and stakeholders.”
Head of Service, Oyo State, Amidat Agboola, said the conference would address the current deficit in management and administration, being experienced in the civil/public service and corporate world.
She said any administrator or human resource officer, who wants to be successful in their career should be well equipped with the necessary tools, skills and acumen, ideas, as well as knowledge about the job.
This, she said, would not only help in the development of the individual but also the growth of the organisation.
She added that L and D for organisational growth are critical in managing the financial resources as it helps to develop talent and eradicate the average mindset of employees in an organisation that the workers do not matter.