There is an “old saw” that goes something like: A lecture is the fastest means known for getting notes from the teacher into the notes of the students without passing through the minds of either. To confront this unfortunate paradigm, we must take responsibility for training our front line personnel and front line leadership and family. That training needs to impart to them the importance of being personally committed to an incident free lifestyle and to living a personal culture of correct in all they do. In order to go beyond ineffective lecturing, there are some basic proven principles which we need to apply and demonstrate:
· Prepare the student to receive the teaching; the what, the who, the how, the when, the why
· Present the job (material) to be done (learned) and practiced
· Actively involve the person to be trained in what they are expected to learn and what they are needing to develop into a personal skill
· Follow up after the teaching to ensure they have transformed the knowledge trained into their living the important skill that they personally practice
This probably sounds like a lot of work which likely wasn’t a part of what you originally considered to be your duties as the professor / trainer. However the “A” through “F” grade your students exhibit on the job, and in life, is also a reflection of how well you trained them to master the important aspects of what they need to perform after your training takes place.