Depending upon the situation, people learn in different ways.
If someone is approaching a new task, instruction and practice may be the best methods. If someone has a certain level of knowledge, skills and competence, the best way to develop this further may be by coaching. For long-term career development, someone may benefit from having a mentor.
Professional Development now offer three courses to cover these different situations.
Training Skills for Managers
As a manager you are likely to operate in a number of ways to develop your staff. On some occasions (for example when someone is new to a role) you will use one-to-one training. At other times you will be coaching – helping someone to further develop their skills in a particular task. At other times, you may be operating more as a mentor, using your knowledge and experience to help a team member to develop further, perhaps for their next role or future career aspirations. This course is designed to give you a refresher of all those aspects, with fresh tips and hints.
Line managers of all levels.
By the end of this course you will be able to
Understand the different ways in which you can help people to develop in the workplace including training, coaching and mentoring;
The different ways in which people learn;
Structuring a training session or programme;
The key skills and behaviours you need to help people to develop.
Many of the models and skills discussed will be common to the ‘Mentoring: an Introduction’ and the ‘How to Coach Others’ workshops.