WDR, a Horsham based leading provider of training and consultancy, held an open forum on Wednesday 14th October to discuss the most effective ways of delivering the right training in a downturn, and how to deliver efficiencies in training in a tough economy. WDR invited a number of representatives from businesses across an array of sectors from the South East to join the debate. Attendees included representatives from charities, financial institutions, the legal profession, local government, travel, airline and pharmaceutical industries. The forum provided an opportunity for Learning & Development professionals to discuss particular challenges and difficulties that they have been faced with regarding training in the current climate and also to share best practice and practical ideas to take away and implement.
Christina Dennis, Director of WDR commented on the morning event: “Many attendees found it helpful to discuss the importance of aligning training strategies with business needs and objectives which is crucial for demonstrating focus and ROI.”
The next WDR Forum will be February 2010 and details will be available from the WDR website towards the end of 2009.
WDR is a leading training and consultancy organisation with nearly 40 years’ experience. Based in Horsham, West Sussex WDR has a wealth of experience in developing people potential. As well as delivering high quality classroom based training through a team of carefully selected professional instructors, WDR also offer a consultancy service for organisations to help align learning strategy for their businesses. Many of WDR’s solutions are bespoke, created specifically for a particular company or business need. The WDR suite of courses ranges from management, leadership and coaching programmes and personal development courses to industry recognised quality management and process courses, such as Six Sigma, through to IT and desktop training. WDR is also a leading provider of managed training services (MTS) which can incorporate learning technologies such as a customisable Learning Management System (LMS) and e-learning capabilities. They also have professional meeting and training rooms for hire at their Horsham offices.