This is part three of a three-part series where I’m covering the following topics:
In this article, I’ll share some strategies to help you use what you’ve learned in training.
Previously, I shared the importance of creating an action plan—a document that outlines the specific, incremental steps you’re going to take to implement what you’ve learned in training. This is the foundation for leveraging learning.
However, a plan (in and of itself) is not enough. You also have to work your plan. It’s too easy to create a plan and then set it aside, never to think of it again. Don’t fall into that trap!
Keep your action plan top of mind by reviewing and updating it frequently. Track your progress as you go to maintain motivation.
Remember that professional development training is all about increasing your ability to deliver value to your organization. That only happens if you apply what you’ve learned in a way that has real impact.
As you take action, be sure to monitor and capture the measurable results of your work. You want to be able to cite a tangible return on investment, so your organization will continue to support your ongoing learning. [Read more…]