Types of training

BIMCO offers three ways for shipping professionals to learn – as well as a tailored setup for in-house training. Each of the three ways relies on trainers with years of hands-on experience. The courses are highly interactive and much of the learning is derived from discussing examples from the participant’s daily work-life.

Duration Assessment Certificate Case Studies
Masterclass 2-3 days Yes Attended, passed, merit, distinction Yes
Seminar 1/2 - 2 days No Attendance only Sometimes
Shipping School 4-5 days Sometimes
- if no
- if yes

Attendance only
Attended, passed, merit, distinction

Yes

BIMCO Masterclasses

Duration 2-3 days.

The topics of the BIMCO Masterclasses are broad and cover a range of issues, such as marine insurance or time chartering.

Experienced trainers will attend the Masterclass for the entire duration and the discussions and exchange of experiences between the trainers and the participants are an integral part of the learning objectives.

All Masterclasses consist of lectures, combined with group case studies. The case studies will serve as a future guide for the participants to identify solutions and apply those solutions in their daily work. Case studies are done in small teams, enabling participants to brainstorm solutions, apply their current experience and share knowledge.

Every participant is encouraged to attend a 60-minute assessment at the end of the Masterclass. It is an open book test, where the participant can demonstrate her understanding of the subject. The assessment will test the participant's ability to interpret, think critically and present an organised and well written answer.

All papers will be marked, and each participant will receive a BIMCO certificate based on the result; Attended; Passed, Merit, Distinction

BIMCO Seminars

Duration: ½-2 days.

BIMCO Seminars cover a specific issue or BIMCO document(s) – like bunkering or SUPPLYTIME.

Like the BIMCO Masterclasses, the trainers will attend the seminar for the entire duration and the discussions and exchange of experiences between the trainers and the participants are an integral part of the learning objectives.

The seminar consists of lectures and group discussions. Some seminars will also have case studies, depending on the topic and time available. 

All participants will receive a BIMCO Certificate of attendance, but there is no written assessment at the end of the seminar.

BIMCO Shipping Schools

Duration 4-5 days.

The shipping schools are extended courses covering multiple topics and skills. The courses are residential, and the participants stay at the conference hotel for the duration of the course.

The trainers will be there for 1-2 days, but not necessarily for the entire duration.

The seminar consists of lectures and group discussions. Case studies are more comprehensive and may require additional studying. The “boot camp” atmosphere is a very important part of the programme. The programme will also include a range of social activities, dinners and excursions and the bonds formed by the participants can last long after the course and serve as a part of an international business network.

All participants will receive a BIMCO certificate of attendance. There can be a written assessment after or during the shipping school.

BIMCO in-house training

Duration: 1-5 days.

BIMCO can arrange in-house training world-wide. The topics for the training are entirely decided by the buyer.

The buyer and BIMCO will design the programme together. As part of the process, we will discuss the type of training, duration and topics to be included and the outcome required. We will discuss the level of training we aim for, and competences the group already has. We will add realistic and relevant case studies, tailormade to the specific issues in the company, if required.

The final programme is based solely on agreed learning objectives and jointly we decide the programme and the desired learning outcomes.

There is rarely one definitive answer to a situation and the discussions with trainers about actual commercial challenges, forms an important part of the learning objectives.

For many companies, it can be a challenge to empty an office or department for a full day. One solution offered is to run identical programs morning/afternoon.

It important that the training takes place in a safe and secluded environment with other colleagues, and the teambuilding element is important when designing the programme.

BIMCO will find the trainers required to have a successful programme and they will attend the seminar for the entire duration.

The exaxt cost of the training will be known in advance since BIMCO quotes a fixed lumpsum fee per day, irrespective of the number of participants included in the training. This includes all trainers’ fees, all travel costs and local accommodation for all trainers and preparation of programme, course material and, if required, tailormade case studies.  

To request a proposal including quotation, please contact us at: training@bimco.org or call +45 44 36 68 32.

 

Need more information?

Peter Grube

Peter Grube, Head of Training

Ayako Odashima

Ayako Odashima, Manager, Training

Ayako Odashima

Anisa Sheriff, Manager, Training

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