Upcoming Projects

Two Day Advanced Capacity Building Programme




[recaptcha]

Psychometric Testing Certification (PTC & EFPA level 1)

Dates: November 2019
Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Cost: 500 BHD
Place: Mercure Grand Hotel Seef
Facilitator: Dr Hasan

date_range November 2019 access_time TBA

February 2020

Origin Training Centre

Origin Training Centre and Ta’seel sign contracts for future
development projects

Recognition of Prior Learning: An Opportunity in Waiting

Dates: November 2017 (one day, to be announced)
Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm
Cost: 100 BHD
Place: Mercure Grand Hotel Seef
Facilitator: Dave Hornblow

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) can enable you – no matter what your age, background or attitudes – to receive formal recognition for skills and knowledge you already possess. It can mean that you don’t have to waste your time and that of the institution in going through a whole course or programme if you can prove that you already have the learned experience that can convert to academic credit – maybe from your experience in community activities, a hobby or a business.

In terms of the past and present in Bahrain, benchmarks of inspiration, frustration and celebration will be indicated. As a workshop participant, you will have opportunities for significant input. Looking to the future, it will be noted that RPL policies and procedures rest easily with the concepts of flexible assessment and open learning. Evidence from international case studies, a wide range of literature, the advice of experts in the field, and Dave Hornblow’s personal experience in facilitating candidates through the RPL process will be provided.

Dave’s Flexible Learning and Assessment Model, involving partnerships among learners, education and training providers, industry and government, will be detailed at the workshop. This model incorporates a cyclical process of:

  • Pre-entry counselling
  • Referrals between institutions as appropriate
  • Learner profiling
  • Negotiation of learning and assessment options
  • Assessment
  • Granting of credit
  • Consideration of new learning opportunities

The working paper Recognition of Prior Learning in Bahrain: What Has Been, What Is, and What Might Be, yes, by Dave Hornblow, in English and Arabic (with the Arabic version translated by Ali Hasan Ali), will be launched at the workshop. Each participant will receive a signed copy.

Here’s your chance to indicate an early interest in attending the workshop. Like RPL, it’s an opportunity in waiting.

date_range To be announced access_time TBA

Recognition of Prior Learning: An Opportunity in Waiting

date_range November 2017access_time 8.30am to 3.30pm




[recaptcha]

The Trainer’s Challenge

Dates: November 2017 (one day, to be announced)
Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm
Cost: 100 BHD
Place: Mercure Grand Hotel Seef
Facilitator: Dave Hornblow

Imagine yourself as having just discovered a learning community. You are on the edge looking in. The buzz of excited conservation can be heard. You can see people in dialogue. They are sharing views on a topic they find of great interest. One person is displaying a large image electronically. Others are looking at it closely, thinking hard about it, and expressing their thoughts and feelings. Another group is constructing a model – working as a team, creating, innovating. Yet another group is involved in role plays, with people in pairs and a third person observing and then critiquing. Everywhere there is the thrill of learning. Should you go in and join this group? Should you become a member of this learning community? You notice a sign by the entranceway. It says ‘Training of Trainers Workshop’. Is this a place where you want to be?

Do you really want to be a trainer? If yes, this is a workshop for you. It’s an opportunity to learn things that are genuinely satisfying, that excite, that enrich and that can last for a lifetime – alongside the opportunity to facilitate such learning in others. You’ll gain an understanding and appreciation of:

  • the training cycle
  • how to analyse performance problems
  • how to implement creative solutions
  • the value of the whole-part-whole method
  • attention-grabbers
  • clearly stated learning outcomes
  • training one-on-one and with various groupings, and
  • levels of evaluation of training.

You’ll have fun with memory devices and reflect on the importance of contextualisation. You’ll address training delivery problems and solutions, get to appreciate the significance of learning spaces, and of how to prepare future learning. Essentially, you’ll find yourself in the business of changing lives and bottom lines for the better.

The book The Trainer’s Challenge: Facilitation of Learning that is Satisfying, Exciting, Enriching and Sustained, by Dave Hornblow, in English and Arabic (with the Arabic version translated by Ali Hasan Ali), will be launched at the workshop. Each participant will receive a signed copy.

Register an early interest in attending the workshop. Take up the challenge.

date_range To be announced  access_time TBA

The Trainer’s Challenge

date_range November 2017 (one day, to be announced)access_time 8.30am to 3.30pm




[recaptcha]

Quality Compliance and Improvement Workshop

How the challenges can be met in education and training

Dates: 24&25 December 2017
Time: 8:30AM – 3:30PM
Cost: 200BhD
Place: MERCURE GRAND HOTEL SEEF
Facilitator: DR IAN MORRIS, International Consultant

• How can an essential focus on quality lead to improvements in your institution or organisation while, at the same time, meeting requirements of external bodies?
• How can quality systems improve teaching and learning processes and achievement?
• What are the challenges that are now faced in education and training in the Arab world and worldwide? How have we got to where we are? How can we move forward? What values are added, for example, by institutional accreditations and world rankings?
• How should quality considerations fit with the culture and context of Bahrain and other Middle Eastern countries?
• How can you improve the quality of education and training, specifically for your institution or agency?

Here’s an opportunity to enter dialogue on these vital questions. A key focus will be on how our current quality assurance and improvement processes and outcomes can be changed to be more meaningful and culturally appropriate. If you feel a need to contextualise and even revolutionise current practice – as a teacher, trainer, learner, administrator, researcher, manager, regulator or director – this workshop is for you.

Quality Compliance and Improvement Workshop

date_range To be announced access_time TBA

Quality Compliance and Improvement Workshop

24&25 SEPTEMBER 2017Dateaccess_time 8:30AM – 3:30PM




[recaptcha]

en_USEnglish
arالعربية en_USEnglish