Competency-Based Training

Training can be defined as the development of a person’s abilities and skills, coupled with his overall behaviors that result in the required performance of their job role.

With our “Next Generation” entering the operations workforce, how are you ensuring the training you are providing them is being followed in the day-to-day operations?

Risks vary across industries and high risk industries like Oil & Gas, require consistent reassurance that workers can perform their jobs to required standards. What is your company doing to capture the knowledge and experiences of our retiring baby boomers? We have solutions to help you bring your next generation up to speed with the required standard, as quickly as possible.

In the book Surviving the Baby Boomer Exodus, Ken Ball and Gina Gotsill make reference of “the beginning of a retirement boom over…giving businesses some lead time to capture that departing knowledge and giving younger workers in industries crowded with Boomers room to move up.”

What are some of the Gen Y’s/Gen X (Millennials) learning characteristics?

  • A constant 24/7 culture with less tolerance for delays and a need for immediacy over previous generations
  • A trial and error approach to problem solving – they are the ‘Nintendo’ generation
  • Technology savvy with a low boredom threshold; ‘snack’ learning: a bit of TV and a bit of internet, all at the same time
  • Multi-tasking and parallel processing with a preference for visual stimuli, non-linear virtual learning, all at odds with traditional delivery methodology
  • A collaborative learning mindset – they value interaction, being connected, discussing, and listening to others
  • A constructivist approach  – a strong need to construct their own meanings: not passively accepting or absorbing (or being told) information, learn socially and in a personalized fashion, and contribute and give back
  • They want to work for company that has a cause – beyond just making the top 1% of that company more money!

Current course offerings include:

  • Assessor in the Workplace
    • 1-day course – Designed to introduce generic principles of competency assessment ofothers in an operational workplace.
    • 2-day course – A pass/fail course designed to achieve an assessor workplace qualificationbased on your company competency management system.
  • Verifier in the Workplace
    • Half day course – Designed to introduce generic principles of competency verification for a company’s internal competence management system and the workplace assessors to ensure quality control of approved assessment standards. Note: This course requires a prerequisite of holding a qualified assessor position.
  • Leadership in the Workplace – Developing Your Future Operational Leaders
    • 3-day course – The course is based on experts in the field of frontline leadership. Designed to teach those in frontline operations the core leadership competencies needed for success in their leadership role.
    • Optional: one-on-one coaching with qualified leadership coaches who have formally held frontline operational leader roles.
  • Safety Culture Leadership  – Developing the Safety: Heartset, Mindset, & Skillset of you Operational Leaders
    • 2-day course – The course is based on experts in the field of safety culture. Designed to teach leaders in frontline operations how to build the “DNA” of a safety culture from a human and organizational performance  (HOP) standpoint.
    • Optional: one-on-one coaching with qualified leadership coaches who have formally held frontline operational leader roles.
  • Safe Work Management – Developing Your Future Frontline Workforce
    • 1-day course – The course is based on the ANSI Z10 standard for Hazard Identification. Designed to teach your frontline operations workforce how to properly identify “Sources of Energy,” so they can then clearly identify the Hazards associated with each “SoE.” They then learn how to use your risk matrix to determine the level of exposure and put trusted “Controls” in place in order to remove or reduce the “RISK” exposure to them, the environment and/or the equipment they are working on. We call it the “3 sions:  Identification; Mitigation; Communication.” All of this is tied to your “Permit to Work,” “Job Safety Analysis,” “Toolbox Talk,” etc.
    • Optional: one-on-one coaching with qualified safe work management coaches who formally held and lead operational safety roles.
  • Understanding & Applying Regulatory Requirements – PSM 1901.119, API RP75, SEMS, SMS
    • 1-day course – Designed to increase awareness and understanding of the specific process and personal safety regulatory requirements for onshore and offshore industries.
  • Understanding the 17 Elements of the Safety & Environmental Management System Regulation
    • 1-day course – This course is designed to increase awareness and understanding of each element in the regulation required for Offshore Operators. Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) applies to all US waters where Oil & Gas operations occur.

Shea CCS Facilitators and Instructors can also deliver your company-specific training courses to augment in-house training staff. Please contact us for more information.