Our Philosophy

GHD's corporate training philosophy states that:

  • We will continually improve the quality of our services to our clients
  • We will continually train our employees to deliver those services
  • Our objective is to meet and exceed our clients expectations
  • We will provide our services in a responsive, safe and cost effective manner


These are the building blocks upon which GHD  has developed and implemented extensive training programs for professional development and expertise programs, specialized areas in the engineering field, health and safety programs, technical problem-solving skills, project management, and interpersonal skills.

Our approach to adult instruction incorporates advanced instructional technology, adult learning theory, effective information transfer, a positive learning environment, and performance improvements in the workplace.

Our six-step methodology for training development and delivery includes the following:

Step 1 - Training Needs Assessment
Step 2 - Designing Effective Training Materials
Step 3 - Training Development
Step 4 - Implementation of Effective Training Courses
Step 5 - Evaluating Training Course Effectiveness
Step 6 - Record Keeping of Training Compliance

Step 1 Training Needs Assessment. Training needs assessment determines the purpose of the training and what the learning objectives ought to achieve within the organization. It will be the blueprint of the design and evaluation of the training sessions. This step will help you define:

  • Regulatory requirements of the job tasks that employees will perform
  • Current best practices to be achieved 
  • Policies, programs and practices to be incorporated
  • Training competency to be achieved

Step 2 Designing Effective Training Materials. Training materials developed will be customized and based on your needs. Standard materials will include:
  • Customized Microsoft Powerpoint that will serve as a training outline
  • A course agenda and training manual
  • Student handouts (Articles, Reference materials)

Step 3 Training Development. The process of a training development will include the following:
  • Evaluation of training materials
  • Instructional design method to use 
  • Revision process 
  • Peer review

Step 4 Implementation of Effective Training Courses. All our training courses are professionally implemented. We utilized instructional presentation techniques designed to engage the learner. Training courses are delivered in various multi-media format (FLASH based, video), through lecture, guided discussions, hands-on practical demonstration, role-playing, and case studies. All learners will be provided with a student manual as guidance.

Step 5 Evaluating Training Course Effectiveness. Evaluating training course effectiveness is a necessary part of the instructional process. We want to evaluate if the course has achieved its purpose and learning objectives and if there are gaps in the learning. Upon completion of a training course, learners are given course evaluation forms to complete so they can summarize their learning experiences and provide suggestions to improve the course. Feedback will be used to improve and update course content and instructional methods.

Step 6 Record Keeping of Training Compliance. Learners who successfully participated in and have completed a training course will be issued a certificate of completion. As part of the record keeping process all learner's data collection will be kept confidential. This will include results of written examination, attendance record, transcript and any other personal information. Information will only be released with permission from the learner.