Training and development of the International Association of Research Scholars & Administrators (IARSA) are educational and research processes where members and other people interested in education and research can learn new information, re-learn and reinforce existing knowledge and skills, and most importantly have time to think and consider what new options can help them improve their effectiveness at work. Effective trainings and development of IARSA convey relevant and useful information that inform participants and develop skills and behaviours that can be transferred back to the workplace.
IARSA Training and development are offered as skills development for individuals, institutions and groups which involve presentation and learning of content along with practicing new skills as a means for improving workplace behaviours and enhancing performance.
These two processes, Training and Institutional/Organisational Development are often closely connected. IARSA Training is used as a proactive means for developing skills and expertise to prevent problems from arising and is also an effective tool in addressing any skills or performance gaps among staff. Our Institutional/Organizational Development is used to create solutions to workplace issues, before they become a concern or after they become an identifiable problem.
To promote and support membership development, organizational and institutional effectiveness by providing high-quality educational training programmes and to develop trainings and developments programmes in meeting individuals, groups or departmental and institutional needs and objectives.
The Committee will provide IARSA member institutions and companies with multiple, resource-efficient, opportunities for learning and development initiatives through a variety of delivery channels. The committee is also available as partners and a resource to other IARSA Committees (including various technical training committees) to respond to member institutions and companies learning and development needs; to guide and sponsor professional development skill activities that improve individual, institutions and corporate performances in all sectors.
The committee’s primary function is to anticipate the needs of member institutions and companies, investigate possible training or training-related functions to meet those needs, and provide guidance to IARSA staff, member institutions and companies.
IARSA supports its members in the development of professional skills, and in pursuit of on-going personal development. On an ongoing basis, the Training and Development Committee organizes training programmes such as legal updates for supervisors, sexual harassment awareness training, women gender, faculty and performance evaluation training, in addition to a wide range of topics including leadership, team development, change and transition, time management, communication skills and more.
The Chair, in conjunction with the Management Committee, will solicit nominees for committee membership. Members will have a commitment to lifelong learning and an interest in organizational effectiveness and will be able to represent members, employees, volunteers, and students.
Members will sit on the committee for three years with the option of renewal for an additional three years. Annually, a membership review will be completed to determine if membership recruitment and selection are necessary. Wherever possible, membership will be staggered to ensure continuity.
With the multiple engagement, that this, committee experiences, a multi-level governance structure is adhered to so as to spread responsibility and to diversify engagement for committee members. In general, the committee will focus on the following leadership positions:
Recommendations from this committee that require approval will be forwarded to the Governing Council as appropriate.
Decisions within the scope of the committee's mandate and objectives are made by consensus.
The committee will meet quarterly, or more frequently as needed.
Quorum is a majority of committee members (50% plus one member).
Minutes will be kept according to policy of Standardization of Documents. Minutes are typed, copied, and distributed by the Training and Development Programme by the secretary to the Committee.
A copy of the minutes will be made available electronically on Committee members email addresses.