Our Training Philosophy
Based upon our years of training experience and what we know about how adults learn, we have developed the following five-point philosophy of training:
- The training must be practical, relevant, and immediately applicable. For this reason, all training is tailored to meet our client’s needs.
- The participants are more likely to learn when they have a choice regarding the content, can get involved in the learning process, and have an enjoyable experience. This is ensured through a wide variety of participant-centered learning activities.
- Unless time is scheduled for the employees to practice new skills learned in the training session, they are not likely to use those skills once the training is completed. As a result, all training includes hands-on application exercises.
- It is important to build into the training a way of holding the employees accountable for using the new skills. Learning contracts, personal action plans, and follow up sessions are several ways to accomplish this.
- Training can only accomplish what the organizational culture and systems will support. Management is involved in the development of the training, as well as in the active support and reinforcement of the use of new skills learned in the training.