A Training Department Strategy
There are formal and informal guiding principles that influence the relationship between an organizational business unit and a training department’s mode-of-operations. For examples:
More production at less cost.
Less time off the job and in the classroom.
Accepting personal responsibility for one’s behavior.
More participatory decision making using work teams.
Increased use of problem solving and critical thinking skills, not memorization.
Matching training activities to job site realities.
If a training department strategy fails to embrace these principles within their methods, their efforts will result in serious disconnect and a threat to the business unit’s performance. This presentation and workshop will use those principles and recommended instructional processes to maintain the integrity of the training department and it’s alignment to the business unit. The fundamental focus will be on the business unit and training partnership that occur prior to and after conducting the course.
The overall themes of this session are:
Without skill transfer to the job, there is no learning.
Training activities begin well before and continue after the classroom experience.
Most training investments do not produce full and sustainable transfer to the job.
Client organizations with direct support from training departments, must monitor post-classroom work performance and provide documented feedback.
The major purpose of this workshop is to promote and develop an effective partnership among business unit managers, trainers, and trainees to identify and solve training job skill transfer challenges. That is, a Transfer Partnership
Speaker: Dr. Richard C. Boutwell, Ph.D
Doctor Richard C. Boutwell is the DuPont Corporation Sustainable Solutions (DSS) Instructional Designer – Cognitive Psychology Consultant whose job includes Lead Instructional Designer applying Problem Based Learning (PBL) techniques to Process Safety Management (PSM). PSM is used throughout the world supporting safe operations reducing hazards and incidents in large, high risks, manufacturing facilities. Dr. Boutwell has also designed and applied program metrics for maritime STEM teacher workshops in Southeastern US. He developed program metrics and conducted STEM curriculum workshops, including development and application of all survey instruments, statistical methods and reporting processes. Dr. Boutwell has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Brigham Young University
Provo, UT, and a MA in Educational Psychology from the University of California, Northridge, CA. Dr. Boutwell also spent time as an Assistant Professor at Bucknell University; a High School Principal in LA County, California and as a
History and Science teacher. Dr. Boutwell has held leadership positions in and remains active with: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), American Psychological Society (APA), National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), and Northup Grumman Corporation.
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