Transfer of Training: 5 Tips
At the end of almost every one of our leadership workshops, participants ask, “How do I easily keep the Q4 People Skills top-of-mind?” How do I transfer the training back to the workplace to ensure my new skills are used? Here are several suggestions. These are for our Q4 Leadership: The People Skills Advantage Workshop. However, they apply to almost any training you might want to transfer.
1. Use Your New Skills in Your Real-Life Challenge
While your skills are fresh, use them in your real-life challenge. Most participants report substantial success with their real-life challenge when they get back to the job. You can be one of our successes, too! Practice your Q4 skills so they become habits.
2. Debrief the Workshop with Your Boss
Go over the main content. Share any key learnings. If appropriate, ask your boss for help in utilizing your Q4 leadership skills.
Have a leadership meeting upcoming? Pick out one or two key learnings and share them with your group. You’ll help engender a Q4 culture.
3. Try out One New Leadership Skill Your Learned
Pick out one learning and try it out this week. Put it on your calendar and daily planner. Check yourself each day to be sure you are making the effort.
4. Share Your Q4 Leadership Learnings with Your Direct Reports
When they understand Q4 better, and when you exhibit Q4 behavior more, you start to generate a Q4 culture. This can help your direct reports become more Q4, making for a more productive and enjoyable team to work with.
5. Read our Leadership Through People Skills Book
It distills the principles of Q4 by adding clarity and examples for further understanding. Additionally, check out the leadership tips on our blog for thoughts on handling various workplace challenges in a more Q4 manner.
Keep Your Q4 Learnings Alive
Hopefully, these suggestions and more will help you transfer your training after the workshop. Put your Q4 skills to productive use. Don’t let them get dusty!