Training has become undesirable and even been deemed unnecessary by most who are required to attend. The corporate realm as arrived at place where training has become mandatory for employees to keep or advance their position, fulfill Continuing Education Units (CEUs) requirements, or even implement new office practices or technologies. Training has developed negative connotations, although it may be required and may be even helpful to few, it is dreaded by most. Sadly, training has become of little value and nearly pointless; it has evolved into a box to be checked or an escape from work phenomenon. Upper level management considers it a good idea as long it is not required of them, if it was, they would be well aware of the problem at hand.
The problem at hand has many facets. Simply, the trainers are not trained – just because one has a skill, does not mean they are able to make the material transferable to another. They are unable to communicate the material with authority – just expected to pass on information to another cohort with limited training skill, enthusiasm, or even vested interest. Many times, those called on to train are not vested in the process and even less interested in the training goal than those who have to endure their presentations. It is an added task to their already busy work schedule, or hired in from an outside source with no concept of what is truly needed.
I long to establish associations with companies/organizations to come along side all levels of management to enhance their organization where they are able to learn how to invest in the lives of peers, employees, and/or clients at a new level. Cauthen Consulting’s Train-the-Trainer Program offers an all-new perspective on training. It will contribute to the self-discovery of individual’s gifts and talents, and how each unique skill sets is applicable to their current position. As employees have opportunities to improve themselves there will be a direct relationship for organizational improvement.
Bottom line: If you improve your people, your company will improve; the investment in employees results in advancement of the entire organization