Professional Development (Courses)

Professional development plays a pivotal role in advancing an individual’s career. If you desire to build a bigger and brighter future and enhance your capacity, continual professional development is essential. Take the first step with SHEL in maximizing your potential, increasing your skill sets and enhancing your employability by pursuing the courses below:

Warehouse and Inventory Management

The Inventory Management function has evolved from an operational into a strategic based function. The decision making within its delivery are now centered around cost reduction, process analysis, performance indicators, score carding, alliances and relationship management, among other factors. Our programme is the first stage in a range of functional development courses aimed at building the materials personnel knowledge and skills, while pointing the path forward functionally, academically, and productively.

Supervisory Development

Supervisory management skills in the workplace must focus on team building and leadership roles as core elements for enhanced efficiency and productivity. In today’s work environment, communication between supervisors and employees is the key to having a successful operation.

This course provides newly appointed or experienced supervisors with the tools and skills for building personal confidence in their leadership role.

Procurement Management

The purchasing and contracts function is the major element of the supply chain process and is responsible for between 30-50 percent of overall organizational expenditure. The programme looks at the procurement and processes against the background of economic growth and decline, while focusing on the procurement and process as a value chain activity that would bring synergistic results to the organization’s profit margins.

Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution involves recognizing and managing the particular conflict. This is an essential part of building emotional intelligence, and nurturing relationships. Poorly handled conflict can affect both the employees and the clients thereby impacting the company’s bottom-line. To maintain your productive growth, you need the entire organization to focus on developing conflict resolution strategies to quickly and effectively resolve conflict, while building trust and commitment with clients and colleagues.

Quantity Surveying

The main focus for a quantity surveyor is to ensure any project remains within budget, providing the client with value for money. Working with clients, other built environment professionals, construction teams, legal and financial accounting experts the quantity surveyor of today requires excellent communication skills to work effectively at all levels of the industry. This course allows students to graduate with the necessary skills to become competent, intuitive and resourceful professionals.

Risk Management

This course provides a broad overview of the issues in assessing and managing risk. It addresses the basic concepts of risk that underlie our decision-making strategies. Participants will be exposed to elements of quantitative risk assessment which can be very useful in determining which of the potential hazards need the most attention. A range of tools will be presented with several examples so that you should be able to
use them in practice hereafter.

Contracts Administration

Contract Administration requires an in-depth knowledge of contract law, regulations and procedures and the ability to use that knowledge to avoid problems during contract performance and to solve them if they occur. The course stresses the positive management contribution that contract administration skills can make to the organization.

Facilities Management

Facilities Management is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built-environment by integrating people, place, process and technology. A Facilities Manager is the ultimate organiser, making sure that a workplace meets the needs of employees by managing all of the required services. In this job, you will be responsible for the management of services and processes that support the core business of an organisation. Facilities managers make sure that an organisation has the most suitable working environment for its employees and their activities.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Logistics refers to activities that occur within the boundaries of a single organisation and supply chains refer to networks of companies that work together and coordinate their actions to deliver a product to market. Logistics focuses its attention on activities such as procurement, distribution, maintenance, and inventory management. Supply Chain Management (SCM) acknowledges all of traditional logistics and also includes activities such as marketing, new product development, finance, and customer service. In this course, you will be provided with all the necessary strategies and techniques that are required in order to ensure that the right products are delivered to the right location on time and at an exceptional cost, thus, ensuring profit maximization within the organisation.

Construction Project Management

A Construction Project Manager may work for a consultancy or a contracting company.  Demand is high from employers both across Trinidad and Tobago and internationally and graduates from the course are highly sought after.  A wide range of positions enables graduates to embark on rewarding career paths in the built environment. There are opportunities to work on housing, commercial and public sector projects; redevelopment and new build as well as management, consultancy or research, working for construction contractors and developers, local/national government, private clients and to the entrepreneur setting up your own business.  In this course, the user will be able to manage people and resources, understand complex and competing project requirements, Communicate with and organise people, control budgets, and lastly, grasp a good understanding of construction technology and occupational health and safety.

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