Training Courses

2024 TRAINING SCHEDULE

In 2024, QTS is offering both virtual and in-person options for training courses and workshops. Please click on a training course below for more details and to register.

Completion certificated are available by request (class participation is required).

*Included with your 2024 Annual QTD Renewal.

QTD 2.0 Topic Webinars*

Join us for regular virtual webinars throughout 2024 to discuss and demonstrate various topics and tasks in QTD 2.0. Learn software tips, tricks, and workarounds to give you confidence in navigating the new features and functionality of this powerful new version of QTD. You can also use this time to ask our training and customer success team questions and hear feedback from other QTD users.

These webinars will run from 1-2 pm CT, are free for all QTD users, and will be recorded and added to the new QTD Help site for on-demand viewing.

February 28, 2024: Reporting

QTD 2.0 now has all reports in a central location! This webinar will guide you through the new reporting feature and the enhancements made to generating reports from your database.

March 5, 2024: Task Qualifications

How does tracking task qualifications work in QTD 2.0? This webinar will show you how to view employee task qualifications, push out task qualifications to EMP, and manually enter task qualification records as needed.

March 14, 2024: Training Programs

QTD 2.0 allows you to set up training programs to help you develop individual development plans (IDPs) for your employees and track training progress. This webinar will show you how to set up initial, continuing, and cycle training programs and how this feature will help meet your tracking and compliance needs.

April 3, 2024: Navigating the Employee Portal (EMP) in 2.0

EMP is a browser-based application linked to QTD for use by individual employees to complete tests, student evaluations, computer-based trainings (CBTs), procedure reviews, task qualifications, and various other training activities. This webinar will show you the trainee perspective of navigating the new EMP dashboard.

April 18, 2024: Meta Tasks, Meta Enabling Objectives, and Meta ILAs

Meta is a new concept in the QTD User community and can be used for Tasks, Enabling Objectives, and ILAs. This webinar will explain Meta Tasks, Meta Enabling Objectives, and Meta ILAs and show you how these features can help you automate your training processes.

May 21, 2024: CBT 101 - What is SCORM? Steps to Create, Publish, and Deploy CBTs in EMP

Do you create computer-based trainings (CBTs) or are you interested in creating CBTs in the future? QTD allows you to import CBTs to be pushed out to the Employee Portal (EMP). This webinar will explain CBTs and SCORM and how to set them up in QTD 2.0.

June 4, 2024: Setting Up Courses and Using Self-Registration

For all EMP users, self-registration allows you to empower your trainees to enroll in courses through their dashboards. This capability has gotten a big makeover in QTD 2.0, and this webinar will show you all the new and exciting changes to the self-registration feature.

June 11, 2024: Creating Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

Individual Development Plans (IDPs) are yearly training plans you can customize for your employees. This webinar will show you how this feature operates in 2.0.

July 18, 2024: EMP Settings and Email Notifications

For all EMP users, there are several settings and notifications that can be enabled to custom configure how your training elements are deployed to EMP. This webinar will cover all the settings and notifications that can be configured in QTD 2.0.

July 30, 2024: All About Tests

For all Test Development Tool (TDT) users, this webinar is for you! We will show you how to create individual test items and tests for ILAs and highlight the enhancements made to this tool.

August 1, 2024: My Data Tour

This webinar will provide a general tour of the new My Data section in QTD 2.0, which contains everything from Employees and Tasks to Enabling Objectives and Instructors.

August 13, 2024: Training Program Maps (Deluxe Feature)

This brand-new exciting feature available to Deluxe users allows you to create a dynamic visual training program map that can be assigned to employees. This webinar will show off this new feature and how it can take your training programs to the next level!

August 20, 2024: Scheduling Classes and Viewing Grades

During this session, we will show you how to put together class schedules as well as view/manage completion grades for all types of classes you are tracking in QTD 2.0.

September 4, 2024: Meta Tasks, Meta Enabling Objectives, and Meta ILAs

Meta is a new concept in the QTD User community and can be used for Tasks, Enabling Objectives, and ILAs. This webinar will explain Meta Tasks, Meta Enabling Objectives, and Meta ILAs and show you how these features can help you automate your training processes.

September 10, 2024: Creating ILAs in 2.0

The ILA window in QTD 2.0 has gotten a makeover! This webinar will walk you through the process of setting up a new ILA (course) in QTD 2.0 and show how settings and tests are now integrated into this section of the database.

October 24, 2024: Annual Training Program & Task List Review

Need to conduct annual training program and task list reviews? This webinar will walk you through the process of conducting your annual reviews in QTD 2.0.

November 12, 2024: Scheduling Classes and Viewing Grades

During this session, we will show you how to put together class schedules as well as view/manage completion grades for all types of classes you are tracking in QTD 2.0.

November 20, 2024: Reporting

QTD 2.0 now has all reports in a central location! This webinar will guide you through the new reporting feature and the enhancements made to generating reports from your database.

Legacy QTD Office Hours*

These monthly, 30-minute “office hours” will run virtually from 10:00-10:30 am CT and are free for all QTD users to help with specific features and answer questions on using Legacy QTD. Hosted by the QTD Training Team, this will be an open forum for questions and is also a great opportunity to hear feedback from other Legacy QTD users.

March 28, 2024
April 23, 2024
May 30, 2024
June 25, 2024
July 31, 2024
August 29, 2024
September 19, 2024
October 10, 2024
November 14, 2024

SAT Train the Trainer Workshop

This paid training course helps training professionals from different backgrounds understand how SAT concepts translate into system operator language and is not specific to QTD. The goal of the introductory Train-the-Trainer workshop is to translate and teach the Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) concepts and ADDIE model in a language that is familiar to system operators.

In 2024, QTS is offering both virtual and in-person options for this workshop. Please see the details below to register and pay for the offering that best fits your needs.

Note: In-person workshops will include more hands-on activities and collaboration with other participants. 

Registration Fee: $700 per person

VIRTUAL

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 – Wednesday, March 27, 2024 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm CT daily)
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2024

Registration Fee: $850 per person

IN-PERSON  (hosted by Pacificorp in Portland, Oregon)

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – Wednesday, May 8, 2024 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm PT daily)
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2024

Your paid registration fee helps cover the costs for QTS instructor travel and on-site lunch and morning/afternoon snacks.

Registration Fee: $850 per person

IN-PERSON  (hosted by MID in Modesto, California)

Tuesday, July 24, 2024 – Wednesday, July 25, 2024 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm PT daily)
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2024

Your paid registration fee helps cover the costs for QTS instructor travel and on-site lunch and morning/afternoon snacks.

Introduction QTD 2.0: Overview of the QTD Admin Portal

This training course demonstrates and provides practice in the use of basic QTD 2.0 features and will highlight the differences and improvements from Legacy QTD. Users will learn how to input JTA data elements into QTD 2.0, set up Individual Learning Activities (ILAs), manage course schedules and grades, and many other fundamental components of training programs. This class is intended for users who are migrating to QTD 2.0 in the coming months or are already using QTD 2.0.

In 2024, QTS is offering both virtual and in-person options for this course. Please see the details below to register for the offering that best fits your needs.

Note: In-person workshops will include more hands-on activities and collaboration with other participants.

Registration Fee: $700

IN-PERSON  (hosted by WAPA in Loveland, Colorado)

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm MT daily) – Wednesday, April 10, 2024 (8:00 am – 12:00 pm MT)
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024

Your paid registration fee helps cover the costs for QTS instructor travel and on-site lunch and morning/afternoon snacks.

Registration Fee: $700

IN-PERSON  (hosted by Eversource in Manchester, New Hampshire)

Tuesday, August 6, 2024 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm ET daily) – Wednesday, August 7, 2024 (8:00 am – 12:00 pm ET)
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 12, 2024

Your paid registration fee helps cover the costs for QTS instructor travel and on-site lunch and morning/afternoon snacks.

Registration Fee: FREE with paid 2024 Annual Renewal

VIRTUAL*

Tuesday, September 17, 2024 – Wednesday, September 18, 2024 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm CT daily)
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 9, 2024

Registration Fee: $700

IN-PERSON  (hosted by MID in Modesto, California)

Tuesday, November 5, 2024 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm PT daily) – Wednesday, November 6, 2024 (8:00 am – 12:00 pm ET)
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2024

Your paid registration fee helps cover the costs for QTS instructor travel and on-site lunch and morning/afternoon snacks.

Introduction to the Instructor Workbook (IWB) Module*

The Instructor Workbook is a brand-new electronic module that allows your instructors to step through each phase of the ADDIE model via a guided process and seamlessly integrates with QTD. Administrators can approve or reject a phase and provide feedback to the instructors directly in the workbook.

This virtual, high-level introductory course will show you the main features of this new module from both the administrator and instructor perspectives.

Contact us today at sales@qualitytrainingsystems.com or call 443-755-0790 ext. 119 to pre-order this exciting new addition the the QTD suite of products!

Registration Fee: FREE with paid 2024 Annual Renewal

Thursday, June 20, 2024 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm CT)
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 10, 2024

Registration Fee: FREE with paid 2024 Annual Renewal

Thursday, September 5, 2024 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm CT)
Registration Deadline: Monday, August 26, 2024

QTS always thinks about the end user. Their knowledge, courses, guides, videos and most of all the QTS program is excellent and focuses on what the industry and trainers need. I also appreciate how they allow us to have access to the PPTs and videos so we can go back and review when needed.

Control Center Training Specialist

I liked being able to participate live, but online. I thought this was a great opportunity.

Manager, Dispatch

I’ve really enjoyed this training so far. The exercises are very helpful. I wasn’t sure how I’d like virtual training, but it’s been very engaging. Time flies by!

Training Development Program Manager

My favorite part of the virtual workshop was the interactive learning – I definitely learn better when I get the chance to practice using the software and get real-time feedback.

System Operations Trainer

It’s nice to have this option to save on O&M expenses for training costs.

Training Specialist

FREE re-takes: to lock-in long-term learning, QTS is pleased to offer free retakes:

  • QTS offers one free retake of the same course/class within one (1) year of your initial attendance (QTD and QTD module training courses are already free to current users).
  • To retake a class at no charge: register through our website; in the question/comments section of the registration page, enter your previous attendance date.
  • If the original course/class is not offered again within a year of your previous attendance date, QTS may offer a comparable course/class option for substitution, based on schedule and capacity. To inquire, please contact registrations@qualitytrainingsystems.com

QTS reserves the right to amend the date, time, instructor, or location of event at any time. If a paid training is canceled by QTS, registered participants will receive a full refund of their registration fees. QTS shall not be responsible for any other loss incurred by a participant due to a cancellation or amendment of an event.  

Participants wishing to cancel their registration for any paid training must notify QTS of their intent to cancel via email to registrations@qualitytrainingsystems.com 

Registered participants who cancel their registration ten (10) or more business days prior to the scheduled date of the event will receive a refund less a $50 processing fee for each registered participant. QTS is unable to refund registration fees for participants who provide less than ten (10) business days’ notice of their intent to cancel. Substitutions with another participant from the same company for the same event are encouraged. QTS will extend credit for canceled registrations toward a future event of the same name for up to one (1) year. 

Note: This calendar is subject to change. All classes will be held virtually unless otherwise stated. 

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