Seeking Alternatives to Training

One of my first blog posts on Train Like A Champion began with the following:

“The conversations around the need for training can sometimes seem like they’re take out of a book a Mad Libs.” As part of that post, I shared the following Mad Lib-style activity, along with 7 questions you might want to ask to determine if training is the right solution:

The fact is that training can be one way to help people learn, but there are a lot of other ways that organizations can help their employees learn key knowledge and skills without the need for time-consuming formal training programs.

Last October, Jeff Kortenbosch published a free e-book to his blog entitled 20 Questions L&D Should Ask Before Talking About Training! The point of these questions is simple: anyone in the L&D field should see themselves as a consultant who partners with others to determine the best way to help people learn.

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