- On April 21, 2015
I can’t even count the number of training courses and conferences I’ve attended. Almost always I leave totally energized with new ideas and new methods to try when I get back to work. I revel in an evening meal while I mull over the notes I took and sketch out an implementation (on a cocktail napkin for sure!) so I can hit the ground running when I get back.
The overflowing in-box…the round of catch-up meetings…the conversations that didn’t happen while I was away…the not-even-on-the-radar suspense that turned into priority #1 while I was gone.
All my good intentions overwhelmed by the here and now. By day 3, it’s back to “same old, same old.” What could have been transformative is now just a blurred memory and a binder of PowerPoint slides gathering dust on the bottom shelf.
Is this a familiar scenario?
If you are the manager, don’t you find that typical result frustrating? You make the investment to develop your employees. You expect that the learning they return with will create improvements in the organization. And for whatever reason, that potential is not realized.
No wonder training budgets are the first to be cut during hard times!
What if you could turn this scenario on its head and get a return ten-times over on your training investment?
Adults learn by doing, when they can apply the information to their real work and exchange feedback about the challenges and results. Many training courses are not structured to be experiential like that. If they are, it often only extends to the classroom environment. Once back at work, there is little reinforcement to continue the new behaviors or methods learned.
Learning Enrichment Circles will change that dynamic.
These circles are facilitated peer-driven groups that extend the learning into the day-to-day work of the organization. One of the reasons training often fails to change behavior is there is no reinforcement or accountability.
Learning Enrichment Circles provide both. They are a low- cost, highly interactive way of permanently incorporating the desired outcomes of training into daily work resulting in the transformative outcome the manager expects.
Would you like to get the Return on Investment you expect from training? Ask us about how Learning Enrichment Circles will create long term change in your organization.
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