Training and Development
How Successful is your training program?
Most People will answer our program is very successful. Our training manager's monthly reports shows he is doing a great job and it may be true. But without an independent third party audit any system is subject to; 1. "forest blindness" and 2. the normal resistance to change.
Forest Blindness is the inability to see improvements in a system that we see everyday. All of us have been guilty of this, and this is why we cannot proof read our own writing. We do not see what we wrote, but we see what we intended to write.
The normal resistance to change is always' "I had done this way for 15 years, why do I need to change." Change only needs to happen if something can be improved, and most things can be improved. If things are not changing, they may not be improving. One good reference is to think about your 1985 car, versus the car your are currently driving today.
Chief Financial Officers are sometimes hesitant to support HAZOPs. One asked before a HAZOP, what if we find something that is very expensive to fix? My answer was, what if we do not find the problem and if finds us? Managers are reluctant to have third party audits, but what if you do not find the problem and it finds you.
How successful is your training program? Do you really know? You need to find problems before problems finds you.
The success of every company depends of each employee's understanding of the business's key components. Employee training and development will unlock the companies' profitability and reliability. When people, processes and technology work together as a team developing practical solutions, companies can maximize profitability and assets in a sustainable manner.
Our courses support the business goals and objectives of our customers in the refining, petrochemical, gas processing, oleo and specialty chemical areas. From 2004 to 2010, our key associates helped train over 600 operations, maintenance, and technical support personnel.
Operations and maintenance personnel are the process unit's first line of defense. The flare system is the process unit's last line of defense. We believe that Every Organization should have specific training and knowledge in these Safety Areas;
The unit on stream time is an indication of operations training. A first quartile-operating unit's on steam factor is greater than 97%. If the on stream factor is below 97% a review of operation training and development is warranted. If on stream factor or average years of operating experience is declining a review of operations training and development should be considered.
A review of each trainer's experience and knowledge is critical when choosing an operations development program. Suppose the trainer understands 90% of the subject. At best, he might could teach the students 75% of his knowledge base on a short course basis. Therefore the student's knowledge base is 67%. If this person goes and trains someone else, the second student's knowledge base is 51%.
Make sure that you have qualified instructors with a high level of the subject understanding or your results will not be satisfactory. Be careful in "Train the Trainer" philosophy to get a high level of the subject knowledge to your trainer.
Operations training and development is an investment in the future - maximize your return on investment. Give your employees the keys to success.
Training value is derived from participating in both standard and customized training courses. Structured on the job training is the key in developing your operations and process support staff. To provide on the job training, workshops that mentor small groups through problem solving scenarios may be the best. The course delivery method is a mixture of lectures, case studies, exercises, and problem solving scenarios that give participants the opportunity to reinforce concepts presented.
We are developing Engineering Staff Competency Guidelines to assist young engineering staff engineering growth. Please review our Guidelines.
Our Key Associates can provide training in regional seminars or localized "in house" on site training for operations, maintenance or engineering personnel in specialized areas of
Industry Technical Management Training - Short Courses
Non Technical Management Training - Short Courses
Petrochemical and Refinery Operations Training - short courses
Petrochemical and Refinery DistillationTraining
Petroleum Refining Training for
R-01. Petroleum Refining Overview, and or specifics Training
Petrochemical Ethylene / Olefins Training
E-04. Hydrotreating Technology
Polymers Process Training
T-01. Introduction To Polymer Processing Fundamentals
T-02. Advanced Polymer Processing Fundamentals and Troubleshooting
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Plant Training
Other Process Training
P-02. Oleo and Specialty Chemical Overview and or specifics
Petrochemical and Refining Process Plant Operations and Management Training
A CD ROM of each of our training courses can be purchased for less than US$ 800.00, which is good value for the investment. Please contact us for ordering information.