Who should I contact if I want to organise a training session?
Please contact our secretariat by email, who will respond to your request without delay.
What are the first steps in organising a training session?
You (the client) will be asked to explain the context, the desired topic and the envisaged budget of the training session. The Foundation has a portfolio of “ready-made” training sessions, covering a wide variety of topics. The proposed programmes are available on our web site. These programmes may obviously be adapted to meet your specific requirements.
The executive director and the Foundation’s secretariat will then explain the procedures that you need to follow.
What if the relevant topic is not in the portfolio?
If you wish to organise a training session on a topic other than those in our portfolio, the Foundation will obviously consider your request and together with the ITA-CET Committee, will look into the feasibility of organising such a session.
What specific services does the Foundation provide for the organisation of training sessions?
The role of the Foundation is to coordinate the pedagogical and organisational aspects of the training session. It will:
- work with the ITA-CET Committee to adapt the training session programme to the client’s requirements and choose suitable lecturers
- collect the presentations from the lecturers and edit the training session proceedings, so that the client, or the Foundation, may print them or provide participants with a digital version
- organise the lecturer’s travel arrangements
- provide the client with a template for a flyer to promote the training session, if necessary
- help the client to handle participants’ registration and payment, when requested.
Who finances the training session?
If the client is an ITA Member Nation representative, the Foundation covers the international costs. It advances the lecturers’ travel costs and costs related to secretarial and editing activities, in the hope that the success of the training session will enable the client to reimburse the Foundation’s expenses.
The client is expected to bear local costs related to logistical aspects: hiring of the venue, printing of leaflets and proceedings for participants, catering etc.
If the client is a company member of ITA, then this company will be expected to pay 11 000 €. This amount includes the preparation of the event (pedagogical secretariat, editing, liaison with the speakers, etc.) and the recognition of the role the Foundation plays in the development of Tunnelling and underground space use
What if my company / institution does not have the financial means to fully bear the costs? Is there a way for the Foundation to increase its level of financial support?
Of course! Your request will be put to the Council of the Foundation who will look into the possibility of additional funding.
Why should I approach the Foundation instead of another private or public training institution?
The Foundation was created to promote education and training in tunnelling and underground space throughout the world and in particular in emerging countries. We fully understand that some of these countries will not have the financial means to organise such events.
In addition, the Foundation’s lecturers are members of ITA and as such, they are amongst the leading world experts in their field.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information!