I OFFER TRAINING IN:
Writing for the web
Online journalism skills
Journalism management skills
Online production management
Basic online technical skills (eg HTML)
WHO WILL BENEFIT
I started my training career when I took a gap year of sorts and left journalism to study for a high school teaching diploma. I worked as a media producer in non-governmental organisations and then went back to being a sub-editor on Cape Town newspaper the Cape Argus. When the Argus changed from one content management system to another, I volunteered to be part of the training team. That process is described in detail here – but I discovered I loved training other journalists. After I started work at news website IOL, I took charge of all the in-house training and developed a wealth of training materials and experience.
As Safe Hands, I’ve done training for NGOs, corporates and individuals.
HOW I WORK
I have sat in many meetings where “training” was proposed as a solution to a problem in a workplace, which always led to a group session, a workshop or a course of some kind.
But group training very rarely addresses individual issues, which are often at the heart of difficulties in the workplace.
For that reason, my first step as a trainer is to assess the issue (a needs analysis) and suggest the kind of training that is actually needed.
Based on the needs analysis, it might be found that specific individuals need mentoring. That can be often done by someone within the workplace – if I think an organisation or individual can get the job done in a way that is better for them, I will say so. If I undertake training, it can be done on an individual or small-group basis.
All training needs to be tied to measurable outcomes, which I discuss and establish before training begins.
And all my training is based on hands-on learning, rather than theory delivered in PowerPoint (though there might be some of that too).
My rate card is available on request – contact me here to talk about your needs, or to get a quotation.