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Professional Development

Making the right investment in developing your people

Whether it’s for job enrichment, nurturing leadership potential or career growth, development opportunities are an essential element for people’s ongoing engagement and job satisfaction.

Professional development is about what is needed for people to grow in their jobs and how they can achieve their development goals.

How we can help you

We design frameworks that help you identify and prioritise the learning experiences that will be valuable for your people. We also create those experiences, whether they are workshops, digital learning solutions, mentoring programmes, self-directed activities or whatever else will suit your people.

A framework will provide a guide to appropriate and relevant ways in which people can develop their skills or knowledge on-the-job for growth or job enrichment.

An effective professional development framework will:

  • Ensure your people can advance their skills and you can provide meaningful support for them to do so
  • Build loyalty which enhances engagement and productivity
  • Show you have a genuine interest in developing your people
  • Empower your people to own their development

NZSTA has been working with Optimism for over two 2 years now and we have always found our dealings with them to be professional and effective. They truly care about our business and continue to look for innovative solutions for our needs. They are approachable and supportive and great at keeping us on track. I would thoroughly recommend them to any progressive organisation.

Operations Manager, New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA)

The team at Optimism were always professional - they did what they said they would do and asked excellent questions to understand our needs. The mix of digital and traditional modalities was a perfect fit for our people and we’ve had great feedback from participants. We have also cut down training time and improved on the rate to competency time frame. We’re thrilled with the result! 

Training Manager | Ground Operations Training

Key Areas

See how we can lift performance across a range of your business areas.

Induction Frameworks & Solutions
Give your people the best start with an engaging experience
Induction Frameworks & Solutions
Give your people the best start with an engaging experience

Creative and engaging experiences that bring new people up-to-speed faster by supporting them from pre-employment through to on-job performance

Health & Safety Learning Solutions
Keeping your people safe
Health & Safety Learning Solutions
Keeping your people safe

Learning solutions custom-made specifically for your business, demonstrating your commitment to keeping people safe and supporting safe practices and compliance.

Role Training
Making it easy to get your people up to speed quickly
Role Training
Making it easy to get your people up to speed quickly

Targeted learning to support your people to quickly become competent and productive in their role.

Professional Development
Making the right investment in developing your people
Professional Development
Making the right investment in developing your people

Create targeted, custom-made learning opportunities for your people to support career development, job satisfaction and overall engagement.

Products & Services
Building sales knowledge, capability and confidence
Products & Services
Building sales knowledge, capability and confidence

Engaging product knowledge learning, designed to drive sales and lift customer satisfaction.

Sales & Service Applied
Building sales & service capability for competitive edge
Sales & Service Applied
Building sales & service capability for competitive edge

Equip your sales and service teams to satisfy customers, achieve their targets, and drive business growth and revenue

Risk & Compliance
Minimising risk, maximising performance
Risk & Compliance
Minimising risk, maximising performance

Engaging, custom-made learning solutions to reduce risk exposure and maintain compliance standards (without putting everyone to sleep).

Policy & Procedure
Meaningful engagement with policy and procedures
Policy & Procedure
Meaningful engagement with policy and procedures

Learning solutions that ensure policy and procedure can be applied during day-to-day work in a meaningful way.

Why Optimism?

Expert consultation

We bring 25+ years’ experience to your project, giving you access to best-practice from a range of organisations and industries.

Clear thinking

We love clarity and will create a clear and insightful framework for you

Proven outcomes

We work with some of NZ’s most successful organisations, so you can be confident we will help you get results.

Insights

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