Squeezing the juice out of training
Fast-track learning is what I am always focussed on - never to the point where the quality of learning is compromised, quite the opposite in fact. Better and faster skill acquisition is one of my teaching tenets - I get a great deal of satisfaction in teaching people to acquire a skill in a single session, that ten years ago, would have taken me ten sessions to achieve. I do it for the ’challenge’ of doing it – a side-benefit is that people respond very positively to the Fast-track learning process because they have a greater sense of the value of their ‘time’ nowadays. If someone only has a few hours a week that they can devote to training, it becomes even more important to streamline the teaching/learning process – for those who have more time (professionals) then obviously, they achieve even favourable outcomes.
Apart from the teaching and learning models that I have developed over the years, there are lots of ways people can improve their training outcomes. One is to build a culture of efficiency in their classes. When I look at the way people train, I can almost always see ways to get the same results they are getting in nearly half the time. The way people ‘change-up’, ‘get ready’, ‘recover’, ‘deliver instruction’ and ‘respond to instruction’ can all usually be improved. Time is precious – manage it well and achieve better outcomes.
Train well – train smart.