The Institute of Training and Development was founded on a simple yet
powerful vision of enabling organisational and HR development goals that enrich
lives and create a better society – a conviction that if people are given the
opportunity for quality education, training and development, they can achieve
admirable heights they never imagined possible.
ITD’s roots can be traced back to 1984 when a group of visionary HRD experts
established an institute in Malaysia which quickly emerged as a leader in its fi
eld. ITD’s mission then and now remains clear – to continuously excel as the
leading provider of superior quality human resource development programmes and
activities in the Asia Pacifi c for national and regional building.
The dawn of the new millennium heralded a new phase of regional expansion as
the organisation expanded its services and programmes throughout the region. ITD
Group’s headquarters is based in Penang, Malaysia and it has a total of six
centres spanning Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, each of these
chosen to further and bear the realisation of its vision and mission.
ITD Group’s six core activities include Business Education and
Research; Corporate Training; Professional Competency Development; Business
Coaching and Consulting; Mega Events and Conferences; and Community Service and
Networks. It offers business programmes ranging from short training courses to
Certifi cate, Diploma, Bachelor, Master’s and Doctoral levels.
Track Record & Competitive Edge
Over the years, ITD has earned a sound reputation as a leading education and HRD
training provider. It has successfully produced thousands of graduates and
conducted corporate training and development programmes for a large number of
clients throughout the Asian region. ITD’s clients include many leading
multi-national and local corporations, including Motorola, Citibank, Nestle,
etc. The Group’s outstanding track record includes establishing itself as one of
the largest provider of Master’s and Doctoral business education programmes in
the region. In an increasingly globalised economy driven by knowledge and
innovation, ITD can be the people’s crucial source of competitive advantage due
to its ability to combine expertise and experience from its core expertise in
various distinct fi elds. This portfolio synergy allows ITD to better meet the
unique development needs of both individuals and corporations.
Quality & International Recognition
As an international HRD award-winning organisation, ITD has made its mark of
excellence in the international HRD arena. It is the winner of the coveted
2006-2007 ARTDO (Asian Regional Training and Development Organisation)
International HRD award. This prestigious international award is presented to
the most qualifi ed organisation each year in recognition for outstanding
contribution to international HRD.
As a clear distinction of ITD’s commitment to quality and continuous
improvement, the Group has attained the ISO 9001:2000 Certifi cation for Global
Provision of Training and Development. This simply means that ITD’s quality
management system is globally applicable and meets stringent international
In the conduct of its various activities, ITD has entered into strategic
regional and local partnerships with leading world-class universities,
institutions and professional bodies in the USA, Europe, Australia, Thailand,
Vietnam and the Philippines.
ITD Group is a regional business enterprise with a societal oriented philosophy.
It is actively involved in social and charitable work. The institute’s Love Thy
Nation Campaign has allocated sizeable funds to support the needy sections of
respective national societies.
ITD’s leaders have served as leaders of ARTDO International and have
been actively involved in social HRD work. Established in 1974, ARTDO
International is a non-profi t professional umbrella body that brings together
companies and individuals active in HRD work from over 30 countries and around
the world, particularly the Asian region.
Ultimately, the ITD vision is all about people. The truly shared
meaning behind ITD’s torch goes beyond good leadership and excellence; it is
about enriching and bringing ‘light’ to people’s lives and helping both
individuals and organisations attain their aspirations. It is about fulfi lling
dreams of building a better and more peaceful tomorrow. This is the ITD passion
and commitment – a pledge that people can count on.