Revving Up The Learning Engine
For training to be effective in driving improved performance, it is essential that the objectives be clearly defined, trainees become familiar with the goal(s) of the training and recognize what success looks like, and that preparatory work be targeted to achieving the new expectations. The faster that trainees can see the benefit of the training, commit to embracing it and consistently align their behaviors with the new expectations, the greater the positive impact. Succinctly put - getting off to a fast start on the right track is essential.
Components of the Pre-Workshop portion of Workshop360 are individually selected based on client project, but may include: 1) quizzes to benchmark current levels of knowledge or skill and identify gaps or opportunities for further development 2) completion of online content to establish baseline performance levels 3) exercises or activities to build awareness, complement classroom learning, or form the basis of subsequent work to be completed at the conclusion of the Workshop360 intervention. By carefully balancing the need to introduce the material to be trained, solicit trainee commitment, provide rationale for the trainee to want to improve or acquire the new skill(s), and not overwhelm participants with assignments that distract rather than enhance the learning, Workshop360 encourages trainees to want to participate in the training.
Preparatory work helps ensure efficient use of participant time prior to and during classroom sessions.