As a corporate trainer and one who loves seeing the bright sparks of participant’s learning, while expanding their thoughts, and making connections, I believe it’s important in any training to anchor the learning. To facilitate activities that help participants transfer the learning to their workplace.
One example of how I do that is my extended and slightly quirky to do list. It has five segments:
- things I want to start doing, being or having this month
To continue doing
- these work, so I should continue doing these
To stop doing
- I tried these but they aren’t effective, so I shouldn’t do them anymore
To not do
- I know I want to stay away from these
- yep, that’s not a typo; these are my accomplishments – I am proud of these. This one is left off most lists I know of and yet it’s critical to take time to reflect on what we’ve done not just on what’s left to do.
Feel free to use the tool if it works for you. Download a pdf version here. In the next few posts I’ll give you examples of each, things that I personally am doing, not doing, ‘done-ing’ etc.
Drop me a comment and let me know what’s on your list.