GWA, (Great Work Associates) Training Brokers Incorporated was established in 1997 and is a collaborative consulting company that acts as a “training/development ‘matchmaker” - connecting the business training need to the appropriate training provider.GWA provides research, evaluation, advice and coordination of all types of training sessions, learning material and education consulting services.
Although we offer an expansive list of training topics, we specialize in professional consulting skills training and the promotion of EduTourism opportunities specifically within Cuba.
At GWA, we understand that your organization may not always have the time, resources or expertise necessary to research the marketplace for the most suitable training. This means that sometimes training takes a back seat in priority and the employee’s needs are either not satisfied or inefficient training is conducted. Either of these actions can result in a decrease in productivity and profitability.
Our goal is to help organizations achieve their goals by assisting them in recognizing and satisfying their training needs. We want to ensure that the training investment is of the highest quality available, at a reasonable price, resulting in increased productivity and profitably. This can be accomplished without spending vast amounts of time researching the market by allowing GWA to do it for you. As an added benefit, we don't charge for our services we are paid in the form of a brokerage discount by the vendors!
Taking on the World
LANA WOOD, President and CEO
With over two decades of experience within the training and development community, and as President & CEO of GWA Training Brokers Inc for the past 20 years, Lana is passionate and dedicated to the learning success and growth of the individuals within each organization that she partners with.
Lana was also the founding President of the Nova Scotia Chapter of CSTD, uniting the training and development community, and the Past Vice-President of the Williams Lake Conservation Company dedicated to the preservation of the lakes and waterways. She is the founding and current President of CETA, the Canadian EduTourism Associates Cooperative Limited and was Chair of the International Conference on Sustainable EduTourism, which was held in November 2010.
Additionally, Lana is one of the original charter members of the Come to Life initiative. Charter members help deliver the Nova Scotia Come to life vision, act as ambassadors, and raise awareness of the benefits of doing business, living, working, learning and playing in Nova Scotia.
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"HRM recognizes the value of building the skills of our internal consultants and we have continued to use your services for over 10 years. Thanks again for a very powerful presentation on Consulting Skills for Professionals"
Halifax Regional Municipality Human Resources Training and Development
"In my role as Head of Corporate Training for RasGas, it was a pleasure to have you join us three times for Powerful Consulting Skills. This program has consistantly delivered both quality and transferable skills, that my team of HRBPs, Training Analsts, Business Process Analysts,etc, can transfer directly into the workplace; giving us an immediate ROI. I look forward to working with you in my role for Middle East and Africa, to bring a fresh perspective to supporting our business."
Manager of Talent Development (Middle East and Africa) at 3M
"To say Innovator is to understate Ms. Wood. Ms. Wood offers a unique service to international clients with varied needs. She has a clear understanding of the challenges facing management and due to her tenure she is able to address issues immediately and with experience. Her extensive network enables her to continual enhance GWA's service. I would recommend that anyone would benefit from not only speaking but also working with Ms. Wood and GWA.
Debbie LeValliant, CMA President and CEO Innovation Strategies Inc.
"Lana is a pleasure to work with, she takes the stress out of organizing training, and clearly explains each step along the way. I recommend GWA every chance I get." Training Officer, Natural Resources Canada NRCAN.
Recommended Training Partner: MURRAY HEIBERT, (Powerful Professional Consulting Skills Workshop) Winner of the Practitioner of the Year award, Murray Heibert has presented on the topic of internal consulting and professional productivity at professional gatherings all over North America. Presentations include ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) conferences, Association of Internal Management Consultants, Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario, and Linkage Inc. Consulting Skills Institute.
Murray's experience in a multinational company included positions as technical training advisor, senior management development advisor, organizational effectiveness consultant and human resources manager. Experienced in both internal and external consulting, Murray has worked in Canada, the USA and worldwide, from the Arctic Circle to Brazil and across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
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