Of course, it is not only the people who participate who benefit from training. Inevitably, participants return to their company and share their new skills with others, an extension of the informal training and knowledge sharing that comes naturally in the workplace.
However, we can also offer training for staff that want to take this knowledge sharing further. We have experience in training those who want to learn how to teach others new skills in journalism or other forms of mass communication.
This means that the investment in one person's training is multiplied, with the potential benefits for the whole workforce felt for years to come.
Our United Nations Development Programme-funded course Training Young Journalists to Train Others aimed to create a pool of local trainers in Cyprus. It also sought to build links between young Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot journalists
This project provided 'training for trainers' for a small group of journalists aged 24-30. Most of the training was carried in Cyprus, with a workshop also held in Northern Ireland to broaden participants' experience.
With help and support from our experts, the newly-trained trainers delivered short-term courses for their colleagues.
In Egypt we supported an embryonic niche and hyperlocal media sector by matching journalists and other media professionals with start-up organisations.
These journalists acted as trainers and mentors to equip a group of volunteer media trainers with the confidence and skills to support the inception, planning and growth of independent local media in post-revolution Egypt.
Building support networks in Cameroon