I spent a lot of money getting a masters degree in pursuit of the question: how do you get training to “stick”? I wish someone had simply given me a textbook that went something like this…
Supervisor, supervisor, what do you see?
I see a skills gap looking at me.
Skills gap, skills gap, what do you see?
I see some new professional development goals looking at me.
Professional development goals, professional development goals, what do you see?
I see well-constructed learning objectives looking at me.
Learning objectives, learning objectives, what do you see?
I see participants who will be able to explain, describe and demonstrate skills to me.
Participants, participants, what do you see?
I see a presenter who knows how to engage me.
Presenter, presenter, what do you see?
I see flipcharts, case studies, role plays, simulations, videos and just a touch of PowerPoint looking at me.
Training materials, training materials what do you see?
I see learners ready to transfer new skills engaged with me.
Learners, learners, what do you see?
- A variety of well-put together training materials
- Skilled and polished presenters
- A roomful of engaged learners
- Action-oriented, learner-focused objectives
- Professional goals aligned with the learning objectives
- A clear skills gap to fill
- And a supervisor who – both before and after the training – knows how to support me
That’s what I see!
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