Training and development of staff skills is one of the key priorities in any professional organization and it has certainly been high on the agenda of the ITER Organization over the last months. After a lot of consultation with and input from the Deputy Director-Generals and Division Heads, the Human Resources Division last month presented a Training Policy and Plan to ITER senior management and to the Staff Committee.
The Head of Department or Office is responsible for the identification of the training needs which impact the ITER Organization liability. So, he/she defines the training priorities for his/her scope. One person was appointed per Department as training coordinator, who deals within the Department for training issues and interfaces with the Human Resources Division.
There will be three types of training for ITER staff:
1. Mandatory training (mainly concerning safety and security)
2. Corporate training (e.g., cross cultural, languages, team management, time management)
3. Specific departmental training
The Human Rersources Division developed different new training courses in collaboration with the Departments (safety, induction training, project management etc.). This training courses aim to be spread within the entire ITER Organization. The other training sessions will be organized according to the training plan and needs of every department.
Thanks to the support of the Logistics team, Human Resources now has its own dedicated training room, P 217, which is fully equipped and has 10 computers to accommodate 20 people at a time. This room is for training purposes only and should be booked through Human Resources.
Below you will find the list of training coordinators per department. They will be in charge of implementing the training plan in their respective departments.