We recently reviewed a day-long course on coaching which was actually an excellent
class, the only thing it suffered from was the typical: Too much content!
The course taught 4-different coaching techniques and their best-use given a particular type of workplace situation or a particular type of worker, and then participants were given some time to choose one of their own workers with whom they thought the technique might work, and finally they were divided in to trios to practice the technique.
This learn-and-practice process was repeated four times for each of the four techniques. The problem with this course was that the learning outcomes were just not going to be that great. It is impossible to learn four different techniques, and remember when they apply, and the nuances of usage, when you get back on the job when you've been taught them all in one-fell-swoop.
As our newsletter subscribers well know, one of the services The Training Doctor
provides is "Training Triage," that is, helping companies to redesign training they
already have in place, but which doesn't hit the mark, for some reason.
One of our more recent projects highlighted one
of the more typical situations we encounter:
there was not much point for the trainees to be
there. It was a three-hour class - delivered
online - which was strictly lecture. This
approach violated a number of learning
principles - both general, classroom principles,
and more specifically, online learning principles.
In the past year (2014), client organizations of ours, or companies that wanted to do business with us, asked us to do the following egregious activities in order to sabotage their own training effectiveness. These are the types of situations we don't want to be...
One of the things The Training Doctor specializes in is Training Triage -that is- why doesn't training work?
Throughout our 20+ years in business, we've discovered the answers to this question.
This month, we share with you one of the reasons: SME designed training.
SMEs (subject matter experts) are...
One of the things The Training Doctor specializes in is TRAINING TRIAGE - that is - why doesn't training work? Throughout our 20+ years in business, we've discovered the answers to this question. This month, we share with you one of the reasons:
One of the three things that The Training Doctor specializes in, is TRAINING TRIAGE; that is, figuring out what is "wrong" with a training program that is currently in place, but does not accomplish its intended goals, and then developing a 'treatment plan' to make...
One of the things that The Training Doctor specializes in is something one of our clients dubbed: Training Triage. Another client once said, “You fix sick training.” Yes, very often we find ourselves re-designing training that is already in-place, but isn’t working so well. Because...
One of the things The Training Doctor specializes in is Training Triage. In other words, we fix sick training. We figure out why it isn't working and then provide solutions to fix it. Over the years we've identified a number of typical reasons why "your"...
During a training session today we were discussing "the worst training I ever attended."
For us, it was a 4-day training course we were auditing for a "training triage" project. In training triage, we help organizations to figure out why their training isn't working. In this...