I have been working at School for International Training as a contractor
As a licensed trainer, one is part of a vibrant community of educators that share ideas and materials. It is truly a global group of folks with a common core of humanistic values. In addition, licensed trainers have many short-term training opportunities around the world. Perhaps the most valuable part of becoming a trainer is the TOT process, which helps develop are rare and wonderful skill set that combines reflection, facilitation, instructional design, and coaching/feedback.
Trainers generally need to have some other kind of job. It is challenging to work full-time as a trainer because the work is intense, and it can be hard to string together enough training gigs.
Advice to Management
It would be great if trainers that meet certain minimum training duties each year could be entitled to benefits.
I applied through other source. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at School for International Training in June 2008.
I submitted my resume and a cover letter to the organization. I know a number of individuals who work for the organization and have always had very cordial professional relationships with them. It was weeks, maybe months before I heard back from the organization. The interview was not very in depth. I actually had to call/email several times a number of weeks after the interview to find out if they had even made a decision. I never received a response. Up until this point, I had always had a *very* positive impression of the organization. At least a year later, I applied for another position with the organization. They never even acknowledged that they had received my materials and I never heard from them again.
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