Understanding The Training Cycle

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This short presentation looks at some of the considerations you need to make when designing training sessions

Understanding The Training Cycle

  1. 1. The Training Cycle Making Your Training Sessions More Enjoyable & Effective MTD Training, 5 Orchard Court, Binley Business Park, Coventry, CV3 2TQ Web: www.mtdtraining.com Phone: 0800 849 6732
  2. 2. The Training Cycle | Source: Roger Buckley and Jim Caple, The Theory and Practice of Training (Kogan Page, 1995)
  3. 3. Creating a Safe Learning Environment | When learners are in a state of relaxed alertness, they are more open to suggestion and can learn more effectively
  4. 4. The ‘Triune Brain’ Theory | ‘ Paleomammalian’ brain processes emotions and long-term memory ‘ Neomammalian’ brain (80% of our brain mass). Deals with complex social interactions, abstract thought, advanced intellectual tasks and the generation of ideas ‘ Reptilian’ brain responsible for self-preservation
  5. 5. How to Create a Safe Learning Environment <ul><li>Encourage positive emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and welcoming joining instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Warm reception; welcome late comers </li></ul><ul><li>Natural lighting; sociable arrangement of comfortable chairs </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully craft introductory session </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure purpose is explained at the start of each session </li></ul><ul><li>Use icebreaker and/or check-in session </li></ul><ul><li>Meditative music during review process </li></ul>|
  6. 6. Learning Outcomes | should answer three questions
  7. 7. The Training Cycle | Source: Roger Buckley and Jim Caple, The Theory and Practice of Training (Kogan Page, 1995)
  8. 8. Kolb’s Learning Cycle | David A Kolb, Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development, 1st © 1984. Electronically reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
  9. 9. Kolb’s Learning Cycle | David A Kolb, Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development, 1st © 1984. Electronically reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Divergers Assimilators Convergers Accommodators
  10. 10. Honey and Mumford’s Learning Styles |
  11. 11. Some Terms |
  12. 12. | Sitting still in confined places is one of the worst punishments that can be inflicted on the human species. Edward T. Hall cited in Dave Meier, The Accelerated Learning Handbook (McGraw-Hill, 2000), p37. Yet, this is what we require of students in school.
  13. 13. Accelerated Learning comprises many core techniques, such as: |
  14. 14. | “ Knowledge is experience. Everything else is just information.” Albert Einstein
  15. 15. Some Tips for Engaging Design... | total learner involvement talking aloud encourage collaboration among learners learning maps story telling colour demonstrations aromas video clips energisers drama movement concert review
  16. 16. % of what we remember when we… | Summary of research conducted by Dr Vernon Magnesen of the University of Texas, cited in Colin Rose, Master it Faster (The Industrial Society, 2000).
  17. 17. Four Steps to Effective Learning | Briefing Facilitating Debriefing Applying
  18. 18. The Training Cycle | Source: Roger Buckley and Jim Caple, The Theory and Practice of Training (Kogan Page, 1995)
  19. 19. Check In <ul><li>What has been your best learning experience? (A time when you were fully engaged and you went on to apply the learning with great results. Perhaps you still remember key learnings?) </li></ul><ul><li>And why? Can you trace the effectiveness back to the design? </li></ul>|
  20. 20. Four Corners Review |
  21. 21. The Training Cycle | Source: Roger Buckley and Jim Caple, The Theory and Practice of Training (Kogan Page, 1995)
  22. 22. Check In <ul><li>Think back over the last 2-3 weeks as you have been crafting the design of your training programme. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you recall a moment that put a smile on your face? Perhaps it was a pleasant surprise? Or something you found funny? </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps it was a eureka moment? Or perhaps it was a moment of satisfaction when it all came together for you. </li></ul>|
  23. 23. The Training Cycle | Source: Roger Buckley and Jim Caple, The Theory and Practice of Training (Kogan Page, 1995)
  24. 24. Purpose of Evaluation |
  25. 25. Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation |
  26. 26. Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation | <ul><ul><li>What has been learned? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have the new skills, knowledge, attitudes been applied? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are the learners satisfied? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the business improvements on the bottom line? </li></ul></ul>4. Results 1. Reaction 2. Learning 3. Transfer
  27. 27. Evaluation Methods <ul><li>Feedback form </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-one discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Individual performance review meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Item on agenda at next team meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement in individual, team or organisational performance </li></ul><ul><li>360 degree feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Focus group </li></ul>|
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