RBDF Instructors Complete Training Course


In keeping with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King’s strategic intent of developing a professional and high-performance workforce focused on excellence and succession planning, thirty-two (32) Marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Training Department are better equipped with the necessary tools that will assist them in improving their knowledge and skills, after completing the Train-the-Trainer Instructor’s Course at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR.

The one-week training course was conducted face-to-face and via Zoom. The facilitators included Dr. Yvonne Hunter-Johnson, Associate Professor, and Mr. Dauran McNiel, Doctoral Student, both from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), and Dr. Novia Carter-Lookie,
Assistant Professor from the University of the Bahamas. Sessions were designed to assist in the development, presentation, and management of effective training programs, and to enhance the candidates’ ability to effectively develop lesson plans and objectives. This will assist them in conducting, managing, and measuring Adult Learning.

Theoretical and practical aspects of the course included Principles of Adult Learning, Learning Styles, Developing Lesson Plans, Writing Training Objectives, Instructional Methods & Techniques, Incorporating Technology, and Training Management Systems.

As a measuring tool, candidates presented a topic of their choice by utilizing all of the areas mentioned. The RBDF instructors all walked away with a greater appreciation for the importance of preparation and delivery, in a relevant and modern way through the implementation of current technology.

The RBDF Training Officer, Lieutenant Commander Valentino Rolle, and Course Director, Chief Petty Officer Shamica Duncombe, thanked the facilitators and candidates for their achievements. They were presented with certificates on November 3, 2021, during a brief ceremony by Commander Milton Munroe, Squadron Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Rolle, and the Training Department’s Warrant Officers. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to develop the skill set of the Officers and Marines to keep abreast with the cutting edge of technology.

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