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Looking to improve my skills transfer techniques and would appreciate some advice


I'm looking to improve my delivery of training by looking at how to improve my skills transfer techniques and would appreciate some advice
Lorraine Lennon

4 Responses

  1. Book

    Not sure quite what you are looking for, but I found the tips and techniques in the following book very helpful at significantly improving my training skills:

    NLP Skills For Learning
    ISBN 0-954-57480-X
    RRP £19.99

    Very practical, very applied, very ‘real world’ – and I found it very helpful.

    David Nicoll

  2. It’s a partnership

    First and foremost I’d suggest that looking at the learning process as a two way street might be useful.

    There are studies which show that, without the right support, a trainer can only – at best – achieve 13% efficiency as far as transferring knowledge is concerned.

    Maybe you need to teach your trainees how to learn effectively, and to do this BEFORE they come on one of your courses, rather than demanding the impossible of yourself.

    Be well

    Andy B.

  3. 3 Stage Method
    We teach a 3-Stage Skills Transfer/Demonstration Method, which works well for us, a heavy industrial company with major safety considerations.

    I’m also not sure this is what you’re looking for since your stated interest is not very detailed, but here goes:

    Stage 1: Trainer Tells and Does.
    At this first Stage the Trainer explains the steps of a task while demonstrating them.

    Stage 2: Trainee Tells and Trainer Does.
    Now the Trainee tells each step, one-by-one, and the Trainer subsequently again repeats his demo of each. Note that for safety reasons Trainee has not had hands-on yet. In this Stage the Trainer begins to ask Trainee Oral Questions during the process, to check understanding.

    Stage 3: Trainee Tells and Does.
    Trainer now supervises Trainee’s application of the task, while continuing to ask increasingly difficult OQ to confirm understanding.


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