About

What Did We See?

Way back at the turn of the century, we saw something that didn’t sit very well.  We saw training companies – both large and small – providing second-rate training services at substandard speed.

Now in all fairness, many of these companies were very competent at the typical HR type of training.  Topics like managing difficult people, dressing for success, organizational change, etc.

But there is a distinct difference between providing training services for administrative and general business functions and providing training targeted at technical professionals.

First, the content is typically more complex.  Without extensive experience working with this type of material, training specialists can struggle to understand how to appropriately design and develop course materials.

After all, if you don’t know how software is built it can take quite a bit of extra time to develop the training for software engineers.

Second, and just as important, technical professionals think differently than administrative or marketing and sales professionals.  Therefore, to be effective the training materials must reflect that difference.

This can impact the depth of material covered, the instructional techniques used to convey the material, and even the way the material is delivered.

Our Response

After years of frustration, we decided to do something about it.  As a result, IDT Group was born.

IDT Group is a full service training firm created for the express purpose of providing high quality, technically-focused training on accelerated development schedules.  The company was founded in 2006 by internationally-recognized instructional expert Ilse van Goth, M.S. and nationally-recognized technical trainer Keith A. Trimels, P.E.

We offer an array of training services to private and public clients in the technical/engineering, information technology, and finance fields.  These services cover the full spectrum of organization-specific technical topics as well as presentation, facilitation/group dynamics, cross cultural communication, and performance improvement.

We use industry-standard practices for designing, developing, delivering, and managing training that incorporates cross-cultural communication principles.  This ensures your training programs are not just attended but the knowledge is effectively implemented across your entire organization.

Why We Are Effective

We take a partnership approach to your training program.  So, we’ll work closely with you and serve as an extension of your organization.

Our process starts with a no-obligation consultation where we learn about your company, your culture, and your challenges.  Then and only then can we determine if we can help you.

Once we have determined if we can help you, we will work with you to identify your training needs.  With your needs documented and understood, we will provide you with recommendations for the most effective and cost-efficient training solution.

If you desire our course development services, we can save you time over typical non-technical training companies.  That’s because we have streamlined the traditional course development and delivery process.

In fact, we’ve successfully developed a 1½ day technical course from contract to pilot in just 8 weeks!  All without sacrificing industry standards or cutting corners.

We’re able to do this because our training and development specialists average 20+ years of technical training experience, while our technical experts average over 20 years of expertise.

And most of these individuals are certified Master Trainers.  By design, this allows us to apply decades of instructional and technical know-how to solving your unique challenges.

Our Commitment to You

At IDT Group, we have a simple philosophy – we’re successful when you’re successful.

Therefore, we are committed to providing you the highest quality training services along with responsive customer service.  Your satisfaction is our priority.

With offices in the Washington, DC metro area as well as the Rocky Mountain west, we are not far away no matter where you are located.  And we’re never more than a phone call or email away.

Take the time to discover more about our clients and our previous projects.  Then contact us for your free, no-obligation consultation.