Instructional Design and Training of Trainers for senior officials from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)

Client: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and National Institute of Banking and Finance (NIBAF)

Date: September 2016

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is the central bank of Pakistan. It has a critical influence on the economic and financial infrastructure of the country. Without an effective role of state bank, economic development is impossible. That is the reason why this Bank is on a continuous learning curve, where it is possible to not only strengthen its core functions but also enhance professional competency to effectively cope with the new and emerging challenges in the financial sector.


When it comes to building the capacity of its professional staff, being the only central bank in the country, it is often difficult to find quality trainers from outside SBP. Over time it has been established that given their unique insight and experience, many functional subjects are best taught by SBP in-house staff. However, in-house staffs professional expertise does not always equate to them being effective module designers or trainers. The idea of this Workshop was conceptualized by NIBAF, in consultation with the SBP HRD Unit, when two facts became evident:

·        The technical in-house courses needed to be re-designed so that they were more experience based, using the valuable knowledge available within the institution.

·        The in-house trainers were aware of how-to participatory training that used principles of adult learning.


Based on a well-structured needs assessment exercise, which clearly listed the specific tasks and activities that the participants would be required to implement upon return, a 7-day residential Training of Trainers (ToT) was conceptualized, designed and implemented by Mera Maan for 20 in-house SBP professionals and 5 Training Managers (TMs) with the following objectives: By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

·        Develop experiential learning techniques/ activities to complement information in existing technical courses, using a process to create, retain and transfer organizational knowledge, learning and experiences; and

·        Deliver an effective training session/course using multiple interactive training methodologies and modern techniques of facilitation