Training Courses

2021 TRAINING SCHEDULE

All courses for 2021 will be conducted virtually via Go To Training unless otherwise stated.

Click a training course below for more details and how to register!

*Included with 2021 Software Annual Renewal Payment

QTD Virtual User Conference and Training Summit*

The 2021 QTD User Conference and Training Summit will continue our blend of software-related and general training topics. This conference will be based on our experiences throughout the year and input from key members of the training and compliance teams from across the industry. Through a number of interactive sessions we will build your expertise and provide a path for our user members to share their knowledge with colleagues from across the United States and Canada. More information will be available soon regarding User Conference details, so please stay tuned!

Offerings:

Tuesday, October 12 – Wednesday, October 13, 2021 (11 am – 3 pm CT)

Registration Fee: Included with 2021 QTD annual renewal.

 

ADDIE Series Part 1: Analysis

This three-part virtual class series begins by exploring the Analysis phase of the ADDIE model. This two-day event will go through the components of a Job and Task Analysis (JTA), how to distinguish between a task statement and task details, common JTA data collection mistakes, and using QTD to store all your JTA data.

*This class can be taken as a stand-alone course or in addition to the other ADDIE classes in the series.

Offerings:

Registration Fee: $700 per person

  • Tuesday, August 31, 2021 – Wednesday, September 1, 2021 (10 am – 2 pm CT each day)
    Registration Deadline: August 24, 2021

ADDIE Series Part 2: Design and Development

Part 2 of the ADDIE virtual class series will cover the Design and Development phases of the ADDIE model. Included in this class are how to create learning objectives, design courses, put together training maps, and develop your training materials. Emphasis in this class will be placed on how to design and develop training for the virtual classroom.

*This class can be taken as a stand-alone course or in addition to the other ADDIE classes in the series.

Offerings:

Registration Fee: $700 per person

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 – Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm CDT each day)
    Registration Deadline: October 19, 2021

ADDIE Series Part 3: Implementation and Evaluation

The final part of our ADDIE series will go through the last two phases of the ADDIE model: Implementation and Evaluation. The role of the instructor in the virtual classroom will be covered as well as trainer techniques. Additionally, creating meaningful evaluations and assessments will be included in the discussion of training delivery.

*This class can be taken as a stand-alone course or in addition to the other ADDIE classes in the series.

Offerings:

Registration Fee: $700 per person

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021 – Wednesday, December 8, 2021 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm CDT each day)
    Registration Deadline: November 30, 2021

How to Develop a Structured OJT Program

During this online workshop, participants will gain insight into developing a structured on-the-job training program. You will learn about the key elements of a successful OJT program, how to train OJT trainers, and how to create quality course materials and OJT guides. Whether you are building a program from the ground up or wanting to enhance an existing training program, this course will help training professionals take their programs to the next level.

Offerings:

Registration Fee: $650 per person*

  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – Thursday, September 23 2021 (10 am – 2 pm CDT each day)
    Registration Deadline: September 14, 2021

Introduction to the Quality Training Database (QTD)*

This course demonstrates and provides practice in the use of the basic features of QTD. Users will learn how to input JTA data elements into QTD, set up Individual Learning Activities (ILAs), manage course schedules and grades, and many other fundamental components of training programs. This course is intended for new or inexperienced users or for users who need a refresher on QTD. 12 hours of instruction spread over three half-day sessions gives you in-depth instruction without the heavy impact on your calendar.

*NOTE: Individuals may register after the deadline, however they will not receive a practice QTD training datafile to use for the hands-on exercises.  To register past the deadline date, email registrations@qualitytrainingsystems.com.

Offerings:

Registration Fee: Included with 2021 QTD annual renewal.

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 – Thursday, August 12, 2021 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm CDT each day)
    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    (Past deadline? Email registrations@qualitytrainingsystems.com)

Using the Test Development Tool (TDT)*

This class focuses on how to use features within the Test Development Tool (TDT) to streamline training department testing activities. TDT is an add-on module to QTD dedicated to creating assessments for your training courses. This class is designed for those who have already completed the Introduction to QTD Workshop. Attendees do not have to be current TDT users. A test version of all software products will be provided. We encourage QTD users who are thinking about automating their training processes to attend and try out TDT. Three hours of instruction focused on getting you up and running with TDT.

*NOTE: Individuals may register after the deadline, however they will not receive a practice QTD training datafile to use for the hands-on exercises.  To register past the deadline date, email registrations@qualitytrainingsystems.com.

Offerings:

Registration Fee: Included with 2021 QTD annual renewal.

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT)
    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    (Past deadline? Email registrations@qualitytrainingsystems.com)

Using the Employee Portal (EMP)*

This course focuses on how to use the Employee Portal (EMP) to automate training processes and empower your employees to take charge of their training. EMP is a browser-based application linked to QTD for use by individual employees to complete tests, student evaluations, computer-based trainings, procedure reviews, task qualifications, and various other training activities. This course is designed for those who have completed the Introduction to QTD Workshop. Attendees do not have to be current EMP users. A training version will be provided. We encourage QTD users who are thinking about automating their training processes to attend and try out EMP. 8 hours of instruction designed to get you up to speed on the fundamentals of EMP.

*NOTE: Individuals may register after the deadline, however they will not receive a practice QTD training datafile to use for the hands-on exercises.  To register past the deadline date, email registrations@qualitytrainingsystems.com.

Offerings:

Registration Fee: Included with 2021 QTD annual renewal.

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – Thursday, August 19, 2021 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm CDT each day)
    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    (Past deadline? Email registrations@qualitytrainingsystems.com)

Maintaining Compliance with PER-005*

This workshop provides in-depth instructions in maintaining and managing PER-005 requirements. QTD’s program evaluation feature allows you to maintain your company’s training programs to ensure compliance with PER-005. You will also receive detailed instruction on which reports are needed to document compliance. This class is designed for those who have already developed training programs for system operators.

Registration Fee: Included with 2021 QTD annual renewal.

Offerings:

Registration Fee: Included with 2021 QTD annual renewal.

  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – Thursday, November 11, 2021 (10 am – 2 pm CDT each day)
    Registration Deadline: October 26, 2021

Refresher on the Quality Training Database (QTD)*

This class is intended for users who need a refresher on QTD prior to our 2021 QTD User Conference and Summit. This course demonstrates and provides practice in the use of the basic features of QTD. Users will learn how to input JTA data elements into QTD, set up Individual Learning Activities (ILAs), manage course schedules and grades, and many other fundamental components of training programs.

Registration Fee: Included with 2021 QTD annual renewal.

Offerings:

Registration Fee: Included with 2021 QTD annual renewal.

  • Monday, October 4, 2021 (10 am – 2 pm CDT)
    Registration Deadline: September 20, 2021

Third Thursday Webinars*

Every third Thursday of each month from 1 pm – 2 pm CST! Open to all.

August

EMP’s Self-Registration and Procedure Review Features

September

Taking Advantage of QTD’s Data Import Capabilities

November

Preparing for Annual Reviews

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

Thank you for doing this. I will look forward to releases for more training…

Manager, Dispatch

FREE re-takes: to lock-in long-term learning, QTS is pleased to offer free retakes – see below for details!

  • QTS offers one free retake of the same course/class within one 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, contact registrations@qualitytrainingsystems.com

Customers wishing to cancel their registration for any fee-based event must notify QTS of their intent to cancel via email at registrations@qualitytrainingsystems.com.  Registered event participants cancelling their attendance 10 business days or more 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 customers who provide notification of intent to cancel less than 10 business days before an event.  Substitutions with another participant from the same company for the same event are encouraged.

QTS reserves the right to amend the date, time, instructor, or location of an event at any time.  If a fee-based event is cancelled by QTS, registered customers will receive a full refund of their registration fees. QTS shall not be responsible for any other loss incurred by a customer because of a cancellation or amendment to an event.