About us



The main aim of our institution; the Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development (SLITAD), as the name implies, is to train and develop Human Resources. And when we think of this Institution, we think of trainers and learners; those who are in it now as well as, those who will pass through its' portal over generations to come. And our support, unsurprisingly, is developing the skills of human capital thereby raising standard of their competencies. In short, we increase their productivity; we give them necessary thoughts and deeds, and enhance their talents. All in all we train the trainers for them to be better performers of training who are now, or will be the future, "Trainers".

Who we are

A non-profit organization aimed at spearheading the HRD movement in Sri Lanka was established on 3rd December 1998. The institute is managed by a National Council with the president at the apex level. The SLITAD has many individual members and institutional members who are involved in training activities.

What we do

In the field of Human Resource Development (HRD) we strive to create leading edge-best practices so that organizations may exceed their expectations to satisfy the long-felt, fundamental yet unfulfilled needs, of the community of human resources development practitioners of the country.


Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development (SLITAD) the national professional institute of training and development professionals is an Institutional Member of Asian Regional Training and Development Organization (ARTDO International). SLITAD was founded in 1998 by a group of HRD Professionals from diverse sectors led by late Mr. Achilles Joseph to spearhead the HRD movement in Sri Lanka.

We believe in the value that learning, grooming, facilitating, developing and training adds towards building competent individuals and teams as well as more competitive and progressive organizations in the fast changing world. We are committed to highest standards in human capital development to ensure that individuals, teams and organizations are better equipped to expand their potential and capacity to take on challenges in achieving their objectives today and in the future.


SLITAD believes in the value that learning, grooming, facilitating, developing and training adds towards building a progressive team. The need for individuals to evolve in core competencies as well as advantageous skills-set are more pronounced in today’s fast changing corporate landscape. Thus, the development of an organization’s Human Capital makes them better armed to take on challenges as individuals and therefore, as an organized team.


Being the national professional institute of training and development, out team consists of HRD Professionals and Subject Matter Experts with a passion to share their knowledge and experience to support businesses and other organizations in Sri Lanka in building competencies in their people.

Our well experienced, qualified and committed trainers and consultants come from:

  • Training & Talent Management
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking & Operational Implementation
  • Communication
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Customer Experience


  • SLITAD Study Programmes for Beginners, Front-Line Staff / Junior Level staff / Middle Level Managers.
  • Organizing National Conferences & Workshops under different themes related to Human Resources
  • Continuous Professional Development Series Programmes
  • Training of Overseas Personal in Sri Lanka on Courses related to Human resources
  • People/s Development Award (PDA)
  • Evening Free Lectures

SLITAD Soft Skills Training Programs conducted to Enrich Your Leanings with Our Experience.

Leadership Capsules

  • Change Management
  • Decision Making
  • Effective Delegation Skills
  • Developing the Manager to become a Leader
  • Effective Problem Solving& Decision Making
  • Leadership & Supervisory Skills
  • Leadership & Team Development
  • Managerial Leadership
  • Mentoring Skills
  • Workforce Empowerment

Organisation Modules

  • Strategic Planning for Business Excellence
  • Corporate Culture Values & Ethics
  • Corporate Ethics & Corporate Governess for Business Success
  • Orientation to Corporate Culture

Communication Modules

  • Basics of Effective Communication & Communication Skills
  • Giving & Receiving Feedback
  • Writing Skills & Written Communication
  • Exit Interviewing Skills
  • Coaching & Counseling for developing employees
  • Mentoring Employees for Organizational Success
  • English Communization Skills Courses for better & Effective Communication

Self Development Modules

  • Applying Emotional Intelligence at work
  • Business Etiquette
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Effective Goal Setting
  • Personality Development for Higher Achievement
  • Building Your Character with Moral Values
  • Maintaining Work-Life Balance
  • Managing Stress art Work Place
  • Presentation Skills
  • Time Management
  • Train the Trainer

Outbound Experiential Leanings

  • Sales Training
  • Leadership Training
  • Team Development
  • Motivation
  • Creative Problem Solving

SLITAD’s Most Popular Training Programmes:

  • Train the Trainer
  • Effective Business Writing Skills for Success
  • Emotional Intelligence for Work-Life Balance
  • Moral Values & Character Building
  • Transformational Leadership for Business Success
  • Basic Supervisory Skills for Junior Leaders
  • Corporate Culture & Values
  • Interviewing Skills for Organizational Success
  • Planning & Priority Management for Business Success
  • Mentoring Coaching & Counseling for Organizational Success


Certificate & Diploma Courses

  • National Diploma in Training & Human Talent Development
  • Certificate in Training & Human Talent Development
  • Foundation Certificate in Training & Talent Development
  • Online English for HR Professionals & Trainers
  • Certified Life & Business Coach
  • Certified Trainer
  • Train the Trainer