Working with kids and families requires us to know how to do a lot of different things. People are unique, so how you approach a given person changes from person to person, and from day to day. That means that we are constantly learning new skills to expand our options and improve our services.
One great way to introduce process changes and new skills (or teach existing processes and skills to new employees or volunteers) is to create short, skill based training.
- These trainings start by explaining why the problem exists and how the new skill or process better solves it.
- Then they go in to practical details about how to do whatever it is you want your employees to do.
- The third section is a practice section, where they get hands on experience using what they have learned.
- We end with a discussion session designed to increase reflection and integration – both of which increase the likelihood of training transfer.
Here are some samples of skill based trainings I have created: