Training and Development Strategy 2011 - 2015

............................................................................................................................ 5 Competencies ..................................... 3 Operational Concept .......................... 2............ Strategic Context ................................................................................ 5...................................................................................................... 7................... 3 Strategic Objectives .................. Review and Evaluation of Training Strategy ..................................................................Contents 1............................................................................................ 6.......... 6 Responsibilities ... 9....................................... 5 Training Needs and Prioritisation ................ 4 Collaboration ............................ 3.................................... 8.............. 8 LandSAR Training and Development Strategy Consultation Draft October 2010 2 .................................... 6 10............................. 6 Quality Assurance ....................

This document seeks to address those shortcomings. and preparing for operations. the SAR sector and emergency service partners 3 · · · · LandSAR Training and Development Strategy Consultation Draft October 2010 . effective and provides transferable skills our volunteers are able to use in their day to day lives. but without a strategic framework for organisational improvement. To provide leadership and support to our volunteers. Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand and in turn all New Zealanders and international visitors. often being led training providers with the best of intentions.1. design an appropriate variety of training tools and course. To develop relationships with Central Government and our key SAR and emergency sector partners. 2. Our challenge is to ensure training is relevant. and deliver training to our volunteers using an appropriate range of in-house and external training providers. LandSAR does two things: search and rescue operations. support and provide opportunities for the development of search and rescue techniques and knowledge. To meet or exceed recognised standards of best practice and performance in land search and rescue. Strategic Context As an organisation. We must ensure that LandSAR develops its capacity to identify our training needs. while improving our ability to provide services to the lost. Strategic Objectives The training strategy is delivered through the annual training plan. expertise and resource when required to the Police. Training volunteers is a core function of our organisation. LandSAR has allowed training and development evolve in an ad-hoc way. The plan addresses national and local objectives and will encompass: · · · · · · · National strategic priorities Development opportunities for specialists Competency assessment opportunities Support for district exercises Common induction training Support for regional incident support groups Local modular training support Our strategic aims (as set out in LandSAR strategic plan) are: · To provide effective and efficient land search and rescue service. For the past several years. The time available to our volunteers for training and development is a significant issue for our organisation. missing and injured. To encourage.

Operational Concept All LandSAR groups will maintain an initial response capability of two teams. Team members will have appropriate competencies. Our four year training strategy is designed to ensure we: § § § § § § Align training investment to operational priorities Deliver quality training using available resources effectively Ensure training reflects best practice in the emergency services sector Re-position responsibility for training and development as a shared activity between individual volunteers.3. specialists are used where appropriate and operations are escalated when necessary. and be lead by suitably qualified and experienced team leaders. 4. Groups will maintain an appropriate level of initial response incident management capability. LandSAR groups and the national organisation Make best use of the widest range of learning opportunities. Regional incident support groups will support groups to manage complex or multi-period search operations. Members of the incident support groups will commit maintain appropriate role-based competencies. . complete continuation training at an interval appropriate for their role. attend training activities regularly and to share their knowledge with the groups they are drawn from. in particular engaging sector partners Develop nationally recognised qualifications in conjunction with our Industry Training Organisation Our Vision for training development is: § § § To develop and maintain core groups of relevant. Strategic Training Objectives Our objective is to bring training closer to operational search and rescue activities in order to improve the professionalism of our volunteers and enhance our ability to resolve search and rescue operations quickly. skilled volunteers with recognised capabilities To enable volunteers to take responsibility for their own development To develop a culture of continuous improvement in training and operations It is our intention over the next four years to: § § § § Complete After Action Review and Debrief templates and processes (Year 1) Introduce core skills training modules for field volunteers (Year 1) Introduce a training record management system (Year 1) Grow our in-house training capability (Years 1-4) 4 LandSAR Training and Development Strategy Consultation Draft October 2010 . ensuring that record keeping during operations is of an appropriate standard. efficiently and safely.

e. Ambulance Board Overseas organisations search and rescue organisations and agencies overseas Training providers tutors.i. National Rural Fire Authority. organisations and PTEs 6. Surf Live Saving. LandSAR will examine new opportunities to provide training to our volunteers. Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management. Organisations LandSAR collaborates with will evolve dynamically. Field Support Officers ensure groups have input into the organisational needs analysis. In exploring these opportunities.i. we will embark on collaboration with a clear purpose and where it can be demonstrated that either a significant cost saving can be achieved. Rescue Coordination Centre Emergency services sector partners .4) 5. NZDF. Collaboration LandSAR will collaborate with SAR sector partners and other organisation when there is an opportunity for mutually beneficial training to improve the services we provide LandSAR will collaborate with a range of organisation to design and deliver quality training at district and national level. Coastguard. group training needs and the individual.that of the organisation as a whole.§ § § § § § § § § Diversify our external training providers (Years 1-4) Implement an operational analysis and training needs analysis tool for groups (Year 2) Introduce a 360-degree training feedback system (Year 2) Introduce an individual training needs assessment tool (Year 2) Introduce role guides for all incident management team positions (Year 2) Introduce modular training for incident management team positions (Year 2) Implement external evaluation of all significant exercises (Year 3) Develop role pathways for all incident management team positions (Year 3) Work with our Industry Training Organisation to develop a formal qualification framework for volunteers (Years 2 . a recognisable improvement in quality and relevance is possible. but can be categorised in general terms as § § § § Other SAR sector organisations .e. Police. Training Needs and Prioritisation Training needs are identified on three levels . Increasing the range of training design and delivery partners will improve quality across the sector and ensure that we maximise the return on our limited training dollars. or both. Organisational needs are based upon: · National priorities and objectives 5 LandSAR Training and Development Strategy Consultation Draft October 2010 . Organisational needs are established annually during a review of the year s activity by subject matter experts and in consultation with the coordinating agencies.

group training coordinators will prioritise training activity for the following year based on identified organisational. LandSAR Board The LandSAR board is responsible for: · · · Approving the Training and Development Strategy Approving strategic training policy statement Approving training priorities and objectives annually Chief Executive LandSAR Training and Development Strategy Consultation Draft October 2010 6 . The responsibility for each part of the function is outlined below. Responsibilities Training and Development is a core function of LandSAR. Competency assessment for team members and team leaders are performed within groups without external moderation and are used for general field team positions. Individual training needs are identified by LandSAR volunteers. knowledge and aptitude for their search and rescue roles. Competencies ensure that quality standards are consistent nationally. or where groups do not have the requisite skills to assess the competency.· · · Lessons learned processes Review and investigation findings Emerging trends Group requirements are identified by the operational and training needs analysis tool. 8. group and individual training needs. Competencies are designed to ensure that LandSAR members have the necessary skills. Competencies LandSAR has an obligation to have a fully operational competency framework by 2015. Quality Assurance Where training is contracted from an external supplier individuals and groups will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the National Office on the quality and relevance of the content and conduct of the training. During the training planning process. Many parts of the function are carried out at each level of the organisation. and members can be measured against accepted performance levels within the search and rescue community. External assessment of competencies will be for incident management positions. 7. using the self and peer assessment system and the individual training needs assessment tool. facilitated by Field Support Officers and developed in conjunction coordinating agencies representatives and group representatives. 9.

Specifically § § § § Liaison with neighbouring groups to cooperate on training activities Taking part in the operational analysis tool session with their group Leading the training needs analysis tool session for their group Preparing the group training plan LandSAR Volunteers LandSAR Training and Development Strategy Consultation Draft October 2010 7 .The Chief Executive is responsible for: § § § Approving the Annual Training Plan at a national level Ensuring alignment with the LandSAR Strategic Plan Setting the national training budget National Training Coordinator The National Training Coordinator is responsible for: · · Preparation of the overall Training And Development Strategy Establishing national training priorities and objectives to support the Training and Development Strategy Incorporating lessons learned. review and investigation findings into training activity Identifying emerging trends and incorporating them into training activity Learning and development collaboration with emergency services sector partners Development of the annual training plan Implementation of national-level training activities · · · · · Field Support Officers Field Support Officers are ultimately responsible for effective planning and administration within groups. and the preparation of group training plans. Field Support Officers are specifically responsible for: · · · · · Ensuring post-operational debrief notes are circulated Promoting modular training packages to groups Facilitating inter-group cooperation for training events Facilitating and moderating the operational analysis and training needs analysis tools by groups Assisting groups prepare annual training plans Group Training Coordinators Group training coordinators have responsibility for the identification of training needs in groups. In the training context.

orchestrated approach to developing our volunteer organisation has been initiated. and participating in training opportunities appropriate for their role(s). This strategy will be reviewed annually by the National Training Coordinator and overseen by the Chief Executive to ensure it remains for purpose and relevant. forward looking and encompassing a range of new initiates. Review and Evaluation of Training Strategy This strategy is a significant change in direction for LandSAR training. maintaining competency. This strategy is intended to be flexible.Individual LandSAR volunteers have responsibility for their own learning and development. 11. Key Supporting Documents This strategy should be read in conjunction with the following key LandSAR documents: · · · · 2009-14 LandSAR Strategic Plan LandSAR business plans LandSAR budget LandSAR National Training Calendar LandSAR Training and Development Strategy Consultation Draft October 2010 8 . Any training and development strategy must add value to LandSAR volunteers and the communities we serve. for setting their personal learning goals. It is the first time a coordinated. 10.

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