About Skills Converged
Training People Is Our Passion
At Skills Converged, we believe there is a better way to do training.
Our mission is to help you deliver high impact courses with long lasting results, that takes the least amount of time to deliver.
Above all, we are passionate about training methodologies and design. We are restlessly searching to improve training techniques and share this through the design of our training materials and numerous products on train the trainer such as our best-selling books, courses and articles.
A Note on Site Update - July 2023
We are excited to let you know that we have now completed a major update, giving you a completely redesigned website.
This update has been long in the making so we are excited that we can finally release it to you. We are offering you the same quality products and services as before, though with an improved website interface and functionality.
You Can Now:
- Order products with a significantly improved shopping cart and checkout process
- Browse the training materials based on categories, length and level
- Pay using your own local currency (where possible)
- Pay using a variety of payment options including Apple Pay and Google Pay
- Open an account so you have a record of all your orders
- Browse our free training materials, exercises and activities using multiple tags together to fine-tune the search and find exactly what you want for your courses
- And many other features and improvements throughout the site
Skills Converged was founded in 2008 by Dr Ethan (Ehsan) Honary. With a background in artificial intelligence and space robotics, Ethan became increasingly interested in cognitive psychology, science of learning and eventually the training industry. His interest and passion in the subject grew strong enough that he eventually decided to leave his full-time job in the space industry to establish a new training company. Now for more than a decade, Skills Converged has been offering quality training products and services all across the world and has acquired numerous clients including global brands, governments, training agencies and freelancers.
With a background in technology, educational psychology and research, Skills Converged is uniquely positioned to produce state-of-the-art products which none of our competitors can match.
Based in London, we are right at the heart of the training industry in the United Kingdom. We regularly run training courses in London, our most popular one being Train the Trainer course. We constantly analyse and receive feedback from the training community which allows us to improve the quality of our products rapidly and use this knowledge in the design of our future courses. This is a continuous process, but one that we love to pursue and that it helps us produce unrivalled products.
The Pillars of Our Design Methodology
We use the following design principles:
Must Lead to Long Term Learning
A training course, delivered in whatever form, is not worth the time or money if attendees are not going to learn or remember the content for long. They might as well not attend.
In the last three decades, we have come a long way in understanding the role of long-term memory in cognition and subsequently in learning and training. We are enthusiastic about these developments and insights and use them throughout our entire design process.
Must Maximise Training Per Unit of Time
Time is a scarce resource. We use accelerated learning principles, experimental learning, knowledge-based learning, participatory learning, and a host of other techniques in the design of our training materials to make sure we can achieve maximum results in the shortest amount of time on any given topic.
Must Be Easy to Use
As a subject matter expert, you know the content well. When it comes to training, most of your focus, as much as 90%, should be on the training activity rather than figuring out what to teach. We are aware of this principle and work hard to design training materials that are easy to pick up, understand and deliver. With well-designed content, you spend less time figuring out what to cover and more time on how to meet your delegates’ specific training needs. We always aim to save you time.