Ronald L. Jacobs and the SiTUATE team host various structured on-the-job training workshops and make regular appearances at human resources events around the world.

Upcoming Workshops

Occupational Standards, Apprenticeships and Training



This 90 minute free webinar clarifies the relationships among occupational standards, apprenticeship programs, and the employer-based training to support the programs. The issue is that occupational standards are derived from an occupational analysis, which focuses on a broad job title, using numerous sources of information. As a result, employers involved in apprenticeship programs seldom find much relevance from an occupational standard, hindering the effectiveness of the apprenticeship training experience. The webinar will show how to connect an occupational standard with the tasks that are done in an employer’s setting, through job analysis and a cross walk tool. This approach validates what tasks apprentices should learn in the employer setting and makes it easier to use work-based learning techniques such as structured on-the-job training (S-OJT). The webinar is based on over 30 years of research and informed practice with global organizations and national workforce development agencies and ministries.

Time

Dec 2, 2022 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

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Recorded Workshops

Learn how the SITUATE platform can benefit your organization!

Recorded September 23, 2022

https://youtu.be/g4td-PolDFA

Intro to SiTUATE (French)

Recorded July 5, 2022

https://youtu.be/brTJQkkRD-I

Structured On-the-Job Training and Calculating Its Financial Impacts

Recorded May 27, 2022

This two-hour workshop discusses the differences between traditional OJT and S-OJT and shows how to calculate the financial benefits of S-OJT.  This information has become increasingly important in organizations today. 

Workshop on S-OJT and calculating its financial benefits - YouTube

Apprenticeship Programs and SiTUATE 

Recorded April 15, 2022

This two-hour session shows how SiTUATE can be used to plan, deliver, and manage both the OJT and RTI portion of apprenticeship programs.  Most apprenticeships are based on a set of guidelines which define the occupation.  SiTUATE provides templates for conducting a job and task analysis derived from the guideline, preparing the training guides for the structured on-the-job training to be used by the employer, and a performance check for mentors to evaluate whether the apprentice has actually learned to perform the task.  An Apprentice Tracker features a cross-walk showing the tasks and the components of the guideline, and a learning roadmap for the apprentice.  

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S-OJT Train the Trainer

Recorded March 18, 2022

This two-hour awareness session introduces how to prepare experienced employees as S-OJT trainers.  The success of work-based learning program depend on the effectiveness of trainers.  Yet, most traditional train-the-trainer programs focus on the delivery of training in a classroom, not the actual work setting, which calls for a different set of skills.  

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Work Analysis: Documenting What People Do in the Workplace 

Recorded February 18, 2022

This two-hour awareness session introduced work analysis, focusing specifically on analyzing occupations, jobs, and tasks.  Discussion also briefly focused on analyzing the competencies of individuals.  Work analysis is critical for designing apprenticeship programs and employee training programs, regardless of the training approach used.  Yet, the most effective skills-based training involves structured on-the-job training (S-OJT).  

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SiTUATE: The Only Software Solution for Structured On-the-Job Training
Recorded January 27, 2022

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Other Recent Appearances

Academy of Human Resource Development Masterclass Podcast

Episode 4: Training & Development

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Frederickson Learning Thought Leader Series

Work-based learning: even more important in today's fast-changing workplace

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Saudi Aramco Corporate Academy Speaker Series

February 27, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Arabian Standard Time (Riyadh)

Apprenticeships and Technology: The Digital Version of Structured On-the-Job Training

August 25, 2021 at the 9th International Skills Forum, Asian Development Bank, Manila

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Skills Development Using Digital Technology: Challenges and Promises
2021 ASEAN+3 HRD Forum 

Conference Theme: Towards Green, Resilient and Inclusive Growth: Building Back Better through Skills Development and Employment

November 4-5, 2021 Online

Innovation in a Time of Change: Pre-Conference Session at Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Research Conference in Asia

November 16, 2021 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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