Spectrain, the short version of Spectrum Training Services, are a niche training and development company specializing in competency based learning. Spectrain also design competency frameworks and competency based assessment centres.

Spectrain offer a range of competency based courses 

We also design competency based learning resources

The Culture Lens

What aspects of a person’s workplace behaviour can be attributed to their culture? Lets take a look through the culture lens to understand the impact of a dominant culture Could it be that people of different cultures are essentially similar and their behaviour is influenced by organisational constraints [...]

2021-06-15T16:40:17+00:00Categories: Culture|Tags: |

Design Crimes in Learning & Development

Recently I have been “Optimising” a huge library of learning and development materials for an organisation who wish to transfer traditional teacher-focused learning to a flexible blended approach. The collection of  learning materials has been "designed" by a variety of individuals and consists of a mixture of styles, [...]

Spectrain News

Spectrain News: Here at Spectrain we have been busy designing training courses and resources for our customers in-house training teams. In addition to design work we are please to bring you a Spectrain News update: Training Coordinators Event - From Identifying Training Needs, to measuring business benefits of training [...]

2017-01-05T10:29:10+00:00Categories: spectrain|Tags: |

Culture Crimes and Cultural Lip Service

History is littered with examples of organisations that have underestimated the strength of cultural conditioning paying superficial lip service to cultural integration and these Culture Crimes have  resulted in failures in strategic alignment, communications and delays in execution of plans which impacts returns on investment. This story describes [...]

Spectrain Awarded The BILD Quality Mark

The Learning Providers Mark of Distinction Spectrain is delighted to announce that its commitment to quality through the provision of training, learning and development products and services, has been recognised by The British Institute for Learning and Development and Awarded The BILD Quality Mark.   “Applying for The [...]

2021-06-15T17:00:55+00:00Categories: spectrain|Tags: |

Cultural Barriers to Learning and Knowledge Transfer

As a designer of learning and development solutions I am concerned with how cultural barriers impact learning and knowledge transfer. This knowledge enables me to recommend and implement successful learning transfer strategies and pre-post learning support initiatives to overcome Cultural Barriers to Learning and Knowledge Transfer Individualistic and Collective Cultures Individualistic [...]

Stakeholder Engagement Strategy with Hindsight

There you were during the pre-project planning, identifying costs and time-scales  manpower requirements and scheduling activities that would lead to the successful and timely completion of the project. Sure, there were some conflicts and some areas of discomfort while scenario planning, forecasting identifying risks. Somebody asked about an engagement strategy [...]

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