training has gone global. Recent sold-out seminars have taken
place in Sydney, Australia and San José, Costa Rica. The
Costa Rican seminar was held in Spanish, a trend the company
plans to continue in the Latin American market. Other locations
planned for 2004 include Perth and Melbourne, Australia,
as well as Auckland, New Zealand. This global expansion
makes it easier for more people in more countries to acquire
risk assessment expertise.
As the field of risk assessment has grown, so too has the
requirement for specialized training geared toward specific
industry sectors. To meet this need, Palisade has responded
with risk assessment classes focusing on oil and gas, project
management, corporate finance, and investment analysis.
Training Direct from the Source
According to Palisade Vice President of Services Randy Heffernan, “More
and more, companies in these markets are coming to us demanding
risk assessment training classes – and they want it
directly from the developers of the software they depend
Custom On-Site Training
The final leg in Palisade’s expanded training effort
is an increase in tailored on-site training for corporations.
These sessions allow companies to cost effectively disseminate
risk assessment knowledge throughout their organization.
In addition to the low cost per attendee, on-site seminars
are a great way to focus seminars on company specific issues
Remarked Waymon Lofton of Fluor Corporation, one recent
recipient of Palisade oil and gas training: “Risk analysis
within Fluor has moved up to a different level because of
Palisade training on the software.”
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