Strategic Partners

Strategic Government Resources

Watson Training & Development has teamed up with Strategic Government Resources (SGR) to provide local government organizations access to our “Target Debt Free” employee financial wellness series.  Each of the 16 courses in this series includes an instructional video and printable worksheet to help employees succeed at paying off debt, saving money and spending smarter.  Target Debt Free is an excellent way to launch (or expand) your organization’s Employee Wellness Plan.  The program is strictly educational; no insurance or investments are promoted.

Key learning includes:

  • Saving between 10%-30% of your monthly salary
  • Eliminating personal debt by following a unique debt elimination system
  • Building wealth on the money being wasted on debt
  • Managing financial stress
  • Saving for college
  • Planning for retirement

Watch this 2 minute video for more information about the program.

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SGR is the largest provider of online training for government organizations in the U.S., and has numerous training topics. For more information on bringing online training to your organization, contact Krisa Delacruz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Training Bank

The Training Bank is a full service training and development firm, Headquartered in Ontario, Canada. The principals of the Company are also the authors of several highly regarded books including That’s Customer Focus! and The Customer Focus Companion.

In the past 28 years the Company has worked with a wide range of organizations, large and small including NPOs, Private and Public Sector organizations as well as multi-nationals. They have worked in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, Europe and the Pacific rim. The Company can provide training solutions in traditional classroom, online courseware and blended formats. 

While the Company has developed training in a broad range of subject matter, they have extensive expertise in the realm of customer-focused leadership, customer service excellence and management and supervisory development. You can find out more about this training and development leader by visiting their web site at

The American Productivity Training Institute, Inc.

The American Productivity Training Institute, Inc. (APTI, Inc.) certifies management training programs, provides trainer certification, management development, and eLearning services in manufacturing, research and development, service, and education organizations. 

APTI's numerous supervisory management training programs include:  

  • Managing Employee Performance
  • Supervisory Coaching, Counseling, and Positive Discipline
  • Leadership Skills for Technical Professionals
  • Supervisory Success
  • Certified Manager, Management Skills I
  • Certified Manager, Management Skills II
  • Certified Manager, Management Skills III

APTI also provides eLearning development services to a variety of organizations and recently partnered with Watson-Training and Development to deliver Certified Manager training to candidates applying for the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) certification exams.

William F. (Fred) Hawkins, President, has held people management and profit and loss (P&L) responsibilities.  He is the holder of a Master of Business Administration Degree as a Graduate Fellow at the Management Development Laboratory at Drexel University, Philadelphia.  He earned the Certified Manager designation from ICPM; and he is Adjunct Faculty with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. He has delivered hundred's of management and supervisory training seminars in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.