Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development (SLITAD) is the premier professional body of Human Resources Development and Workplace Learning Professionals in the country. SLITAD was set up in 1998 as a Non-profit Organization and affiliated to the International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO).
The National Diploma in Training and Development is conducted by SLITAD and more than 260 students have successfully completed the study programme over the past ten years. This one-year study is specially designed for those who wish to develop their skills and competencies in Human Resource Development (HRD), Training, Training Administration and Human Capital Development.
The recently revised course to match international standards comprises eight core modules that comprehensively cover areas such as Scope of Training in Human Resource Development; Theories of Learning & Training; Training Need Analysis & Training Course Design; Organizational Behaviour; Training Approaches, Methods & Techniques in HRD; Communication & Presentation Skills; Research Methods; Human Resource Management & Administration. Marketing of Training internally and externally is a new feature in this year's programme.
The unique feature of this programme is the use of proven adult learning methodologies that consist of case studies, critical incidents, simulations, workshops, lectures, seminars, presentations, and sharing experiences, etc. In addition, the participants will carry out group activities and syndicate presentations to improve their skills and competencies in HRD. A group of eminent professionals serve as Visiting Lecturers for this course. The evaluation criteria are based on assignments, presentation, a written examination and a project.
This Diploma is the ideal opportunity for persons with the following qualifications:
1) A Degree from a recognized university.
2) Three years of work experience in HRD or 5 years experience in other fields.
3) Commissioned Officers of the three armed services.
4) Gazetted Officers of the Police.
5) Certificate in Training & Development either from the SLITAD or the NIBM.
6) Any other qualification acceptable to the governing council of the SLITAD.
Those who have lesser qualifications will also have the opportunity to follow the diploma programme upon completion of the six-month study programme for the Certificate in Training and Development conducted by SLITAD. Visit www.slitad.org .lk for more details.