Short Course: Innovative Strategies for Delivering On and Off-the Job Training and Development in the Contemporary Public Sector

Duration: 5 days

Delivery Location: UQ St Lucia Campus, Brisbane Australia

About the Course

This short course on Innovative Strategies for Delivering Training and Development in the Contemporary Public Sector is designed to provide relevant skills, knowledge and opportunities for preliminary planning to key personnel in organisations whose goal is to effectively transition from a traditional training methodology to more innovative approaches to the delivery of education and training activities. Participants will be provided with the opportunity to: understand and facilitate improved learning processes; to develop and deploy a range of non-traditional training methodologies for on and off-the-job training and professional development; and, to incorporate new perspectives on learning to become agents of change in contemporary public sector skills development.

The course program features a combination of teaching methodologies tailored to enhance adult learning. There is a careful balance between theory and practice. The program includes lecture sessions on essential theory and frameworks, including critical analyses of case studies; institutional visits and guest speakers; and interactive workshops that employ small group work to discuss, reflect and apply their new knowledge and skills to the development of a course project.

Course Content

Training topics include:

  • Change management principles and practice
  • Change, innovation, learning and development: the 70:20:10 approach
  • Implementing on-the-job and off-the-job training curricula:  learning and training tools
  • Learning needs analysis
  • Instructional system design and delivery
  • Evaluation processes: the Kirkpatrick model, and quantitative and quantitative tools
  • Non-traditional training methodologies (including on-the-job training, e-learning, action learning, coaching, mentoring, communities of practice and train the trainer)
  • Developing coaching and mentoring tools
  • Skills in being an effective trainer and facilitator

The course will include pre-course independent study through Blackboard (UQ’s learning management system). Blackboard has a wide range of additional applications that may be applicable to the pre-course component including: a course calendar, a course message and discussion board in which participants can interact with each other and course personnel, self and peer assessment tools, tests and surveys.


This course is available to be run on demand, subject to sufficient enrolments. For enquiries please contact Dr Greta Nabbs-Keller, Manager Indonesia and Southeast Asia, UQ International Development.