Whether you have access to many training resources or none at all, there is a lot you can do as a leader to train others. In this episode, we'll examine 5 effective ways you can train the people you lead.
1. Hold a Class
- This is a great tool when lots of people need to learn something at the same time
- Ask yourself, “What do I want people walking out of this room doing differently?”
- Focus on the objectives instead of the logistics
2. On-the-Job Training
- This is helpful when the learning lends itself to this, there are less resources or time available, or if there is a very small number of people involved
- A lot of organizations talk about on-the-job training, but few really do it
- Be clear on what you want the person to learn during an established time period and design for that
- This is helpful when teaching something that requires a lot of human interaction and thinking on your feet.
- Your steps: demonstrate – practice – coaching/feedback
- Try to use a “real-play” if at all possible
4. Online learning
- Helpful when you need to repeat and scale
- You can do this yourself if you don't have the resources of a large organization or outsource it
- Bonni and I use Lynda.com and you can use our affiliate link for 7-day trial at http://innovatelearning.com/lynda
5. Social Learning
- Connectivism: Most knowledge exists in the world rather than in the head of any single individual
- I'm part of a year-long mastermind group led by Cliff Ravenscraft
- Suggesting relationships, bringing in websites, videos, and podcasts to share with those you lead
- Feedback from David Farber on the desk audit.
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Wherever you are in the world, whatever is on your agenda today, take one idea from this show to engage and develop someone you lead.