After one term thinking of Training and development from a completely different perspective, I agree with this Blog entry. We really need to think out of the box to avoid being trapped into a too static view of what we can do to help people develop their desires.
Originally posted on The Barrovian Writer:
When you think about the ‘training’ or ‘learning and development’ offer in your organisation, ask yourself genuinely, how excited and inspired does it make you feel? If just thinking about what you currently have in place hasn’t brought a smile to your face and a sense of pride to your heart, I have some ideas for you in my blog today.
Lots of businesses talk about a commitment to training and many have great offers in place, however, it is important to stay fresh and be aware of any potential ‘learning apathy’ creeping in, this applies both to the learners in your organisation and the people responsible for delivering the training too.
For those of you who are out there delivering training, if you’ve been in the role a while and know your business and the material, it can be easy to become ‘unconsciously competent’ to the point where you find that you are delivering your sessions and workshops almost on autopilot, you have a familiar pattern of delivery and a process which if left unchecked could lead to you losing the edge and that all important spark that you need in order to inspire and develop others.