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7 practical tips on how you can make the most of a constrained training budget

7 practical tips on how you can make the most of a constrained training budget

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  • Copies of slides on the link on the handout
  • Better, cheaper, faster
  • Note paper
  • 8 hours of a training session and no one can tell me what they have learnt and what they are applying.
  • Learning transfer strategies Our overall purpose is to ensure that there is change in the workplace – that people apply new and improved skills
  • what is standing in the way of us achieving our goal of creating change in the workplaceWe have spent a lot of our budget on the training program. Trainer is a subject matter expert. Workbooks look good – they are even in colour! Lunch was good.
  • In your tables you have 2 minutes to come up with some of the barriers that prevent training from creating changeShout out a number from 1 – 10 – okay now call out 3 things from your table that you saw as obstaclesPrizes
  • We run the cert 4 in FLM. People come back the next day or the next month and we need to revise and refresh and we are left wondering sometimes if they were even in the room – sure it does need post-course reinforcement and a manager to say it and model the behaviour – that is sometimes out of our control. BUT what else could we be doing in the training room to enhance memory?
  • Show of hands
  • Exhausting to be in a foreign country – you can’t screen anything out until we get used to the environment. We go onto ‘auto-pilot’ sometimes. announcements, luggage carriers. How much of this noise is brought to your attention? Not a lot. True, you can hear a general background noise, but not many of us bother to listen to each individual sound. But then a new announcement comes over the public address system - saying your name or maybe your flight. Suddenly your attention is full on. Your RAS is the automatic mechanism inside your brain that brings relevant information to your attention. Your reticular activating system is like a filter between your conscious mind and your subconscious mind. It takes instructions from your conscious mind and passes them on to your subconscious. For example, the instruction might be, "listen out for anyone saying my name". There are some interesting points about your reticular activating system that make it an essential tool for achieving goals. Your reticular activating system is like a filter between your conscious mind and your subconscious mind. It takes instructions from your conscious mind and passes them on to your subconscious. For example, the instruction might be, "listen out for anyone saying my name".
  • We have 60 seconds – how many tools can people call out. Let’s see if we can get to 20.An example of a learning tool is ‘work in pairs’ ‘use videos’If you shout it out and stand up to shout out.Do we have new items on our ideas and action list? Anyone over 10 items yet? Prize
  • Don’t use the same templates again and againWell done – you have won a potato
  • Keep people guessing and keep the mystery
  • Click of a mouse is not being interactive
  • Just as you thought your role was so vitally important in getting people to be creative and the whole organisation depends on you, read this statistic
  • Just as you thought your role was so vitally important in getting people to be creative and the whole organisation depends on you, read this statistic
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Getting more bang from your training buck Getting more bang from your training buck Presentation Transcript

  • Dr Denise MeyersonManagement Consultancy International www.mci.edu.au
  • It’s all about following BCF principles =better, cheaper, faster
  • What do you think the top 7 tips arefor stretching that constrained training budget?
  • Tip #1Avoid scrap learning!
  • Research shows that …..Over ___________ % of learning is not used and not applied
  • . Target theright training to the rightpeople at the right time
  • The overall purpose oftraining is to ensure thatchange takes place in the workplace
  • What isstopping us?
  • ONE KEY OBSTACLEWe don’t recall what happened in the training room itself!
  • How many ofyou rememberhow you got to work?
  • Reticular Activating SystemWe don’t pay attention to things inour environment that don’t change
  • Tip #2Use the right learning tools: anything that makes training stick
  • Keep it fresh anddifferent
  • Tip # 3Train your designers and internal trainers to the highest levels ORChoose external providers who are current and up to date
  • The importance of the role of trainer and designer Help learners come to their own understanding
  • Learning includes pain
  • AHHA momentInformation is not communicationInert knowledge is understanding key principles but not being able to apply them
  • Help learners to un-learn things- We have learnt the days of the week in sequence- We are competent in that- Are we competent when we need to do things in different ways?
  • Are you trapped in DDD?
  • Dinosaur Design and Development
  • Tip # 4It is all about A B C D
  • ctivities asedurriculum esign
  • FollowThiagi!
  • Thiagi: “Anything you teachcan be taught through an activity”
  • These activities are not class-room bound
  • Tip # 5Workplace learning is part and parcel ofworkplace culture – it does not happen in isolation
  • Another statistic to remember___% of learning Happens on the job___ % of learning Happens through coaching and mentoring___% of learning Happens in the training room and in formal training
  • The statistics70% of learning Happens on the job20% of learning Happens through coaching and mentoring10% of learning Happens in the training room and in formal training
  • On your to-do list1. Train more coaches2. Make use of subject matter experts3. Invite management to participate
  • Tip #6 Move in to e-learning, virtual + social learningApril 22, 1993: The day the browser was born and the internet is accessible to all
  • 800 million active users facebook – more than 50% of these log on every day800 million unique users of Youtube – 48 hours of video uploaded every minute
  • Kim Kardashian generation1 billion tweets per week
  • Blended learning ishere for thelong haul – much of it is FREE!
  • # 7 Tap in to Government funding whereverpossible Tip #7
  • Traineeship and apprenticeship funding + SSP funding
  • mci.edu.aublog.mci.edu.auyoutube.com/MgmtCnsltIntltwitter.com/denisemeyersonlinkedin.com/in/denisemeyersonSearch: Management Consultancy International