How to make training lasting and sustainable
We just did a great DiSC program with Colorado Public Utilities Commission. It raised a question for me. Many of our clients want a one-day program because of limited time and financial resources. In fact, many of the programs we do are one-day team building or team development programs. While we encourage companies to invest in at least quarterly training to keep forward momentum alive, we realize this is not always possible. We rely on SMART goals to keep the learning of the program alive. Participants come up with realistic, measurable goals that they take on for 30 days following the program and they choose an “accountability buddy” to check-in with on a weekly basis. This is one of the methods we have found effective for helping organizations grow from just a one day program. Have other ideas? Let us know!
Jeannie Gunter, MA
Founder, Transformative Solutions
Jeannie works with a wide variety of clients to help them increase their team effectiveness and leadership capacity in their teams. She has worked both nationally and internationally as an organizational consultant, facilitator, speaker and wilderness guide.
With a strong background in group dynamics, over the past 20 years Jeannie has guided hundreds of teams in a wide variety of organizations to successful outcomes in team, personal and professional development.