So I get asked a lot about the Training and Development I do for companies.
I speak on the subject, truth is I have a passion for it.
I see so many people spending time and effort in training and the truth is it is not always
So what might be helpful is to lay out the basics from some of my Training Talks in a series of shorter posts.
The first thing we can discuss is a definition of training.
For me it’s fairly simple...if it’s training then something should be done differently.
As in – I now know something I did not, and I know how to put it into action.
If you are taking the time to pull everybody together to review things, then the return on that investment should be improvement.
If it is not training – then you are actually just in a meeting.
So where to start…when in doubt turn to Covey. “Start with the end in mind”.
Whenever I am asked to facilitate or hold training, the question I ask is…
“How will you judge if this training was successful”.
That's it. Simple, yet so often never asked.
This single question will help distill in all minds what we are trying to achieve.
Training can impact many things and I believe it should be measurable.
Many KPI’s can be created or measured to determine the efficacy of the time spent.
Time is a precious resource in both business and life, there should absolutely be an ROI.
This in turn leads to what should the structure of the class look like.
Many classes have all the “correct” information but fail to bring the desired change.
More on that in the next post next time.
these are just the thoughts of someone who used to know more but now knows less...
I would love to hear from you on your thoughts and feedback...