Training, whether in the realm of software, IT, manufacturing, education, the arts, medicine or really anywhere, is like dancing or playing an instrument: there are people who can make it look easy, and when they do, it looks like anyone can do it. Not so fast.
All of us involved in training, whether consulting or in house, understand that it’s a skill that takes years of understanding, preparation, practice and dedication to do well. Training Ain’t Telling, as Howard Stolovich says in his acclaimed book on the discipline. It’s such an important precept that it’s the subject of upcoming conferences by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
This space is dedicated to discussing the most important facets of training creation, development and delivery. It also forms the underlying concepts behind Greene Means Go Consulting, dedicated to assisting public, non-profit and privately held organizations realize their potential through cost savings, increased effectiveness, greater employee retention and dramatically increased customer service.
Greene Means Go Consulting is founded on the following five principles of training
- Training is an investment in the organization, its staff, its customers and its shareholders
- Training is a journey, not a destination
- Training is an interactive, multi dimensional and ongoing discussion within an organization, and happens not just in formal sessions, but during the workday and beyond.
- Training delivery can take many forms, whether through in person, instructor led sessions, e-learning, or one-on-one conversations.
- Training should be FUN.
If that sounds appealing to you, if your organization isn’t fully devoted to any one of these founding precepts, you may benefit from Greene Means Go Consulting.
The nature of the field of knowledge being transferred is far less important than how it’s done. Greene Means Go Consulting has been delivering training in different forms to literally dozens of organizations spanning age groups, social strata, industries and levels of knowledge for more than 14 years.
Done correctly, you could use the ideas from Greene Means Go Consulting to illustrate how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You could also use the concepts to illuminate the workings of the most complicated ERP or CRM software platforms. The principles remain the same.
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