Helping members to develop their skills and increase their knowledge
The Training & Development programme provides a forum for WANO members to enhance their professional knowledge and skills. Specific activities include workshops, seminars, training courses and leadership courses.
These activities are designed to help provide station personnel with the knowledge, skills and standards needed to support the highest levels of nuclear safety and excellence in operational performance. They enable members from all regions to compare their operations and emulate best practices. Importantly, they also provide the ideal opportunity to establish relationships with colleagues from around the world.
Each activity focuses on improving plant performance in areas such as operations, maintenance and engineering. Specific topics are chosen on the basis of members’ requests, specific gaps or needs identified by WANO staff and/or industry trends.
Participation in Training & Development activities enables members’ personnel to increase their professional skills and to exchange state-of-the-art information. One goal of these activities is to not only aid the members in fully understanding particular problems and issues, but to help identify workable solutions whenever possible.
Recent topics addressed by the programme include task observation and managers in the field, human performance, organisational effectiveness, operating experience, equipment reliability and work management.