Expanding Training Goals to Support Talent Succession, Corporate Goals ~ a 2017 Trend!
"How do I know where to start?"
"Which employee group do I prioritize to develop skills?"
"My budget was cut. How do I spread the training dollars for all of the needs? My best employee just quit, and no candidates match. Do I train instead to fill gaps?"
These questions often challenge our clients in every industry in defining training goals and building strategies. This is where Discovery Training can help. "We brainstorm with each partner to identify exactly what problems and goals need attention," commented Christine Mansfield, DTS' chief strategist. "With industry best practices and experiences in every market, I embrace each with an arsenal of talent, tools and strategies to customize the best solution. We assess the analysis, the needs and the connections training can have on the rest of the organization. Often, our clients need to also consider talent succession, skill and technology gaps and other learning tentacles that impact the strategic direction of their overall learning strategy. It's not just an Excel class, or a salesperson leaving that is the issue. We need to position the client for short term and long term success," further explained Mansfield.
DTS consulting services work with human resource, systems, training, and learning teams and tools to assess the employees and determine the right solution. Our curriculum and training plans target every learning style and deliver training across varying channels and technologies. "Engaging each student on their preferred learning style is critical. Witnessing the 'aha' connection is priceless: whether you're lecturing for that auditory learner, or interacting a role play and drawing on the SmartBoard with the visual learner, or facilitating a hands-on practice lab in the computer training room for the kinesthetic student -- all adults can connect confidently. We balance the classroom ambience, job aides and learning materials and curriculum build around hemispheric learning preferences too, as our 'left' and 'right' brain students require variation. It's so rewarding -- and fosters our success in and out of the classsroom for partnership learning results," explained Mansfield. "As I think back to last year, the biggest trend emerging next to technology and learning system developments, was indeed the expansion of clients willing to expand training strategies to grow their existing talent and align training to cross-organizational growth. Integrating multi-media, video and mobile training tools spiked as well~ more to come in our next newsletter!"