I thought there were some useful tips in the recent article (’10 ways to develop staff on a budget’, Personnel Today, 24 February), but I’d like to make another suggestion.
Action-learning can be a very valuable way of combining training with a specific issue the business is facing. This goes beyond ensuring that training is relevant to the business, but actually brings groups of people together to tackle a particular issue.
With the right person facilitating the session to help draw out creative solutions, you can achieve both excellent development for participants and some very valuable progress on challenges facing the business.
Sue Braybrooke, director of solutions development and delivery, Centre for High Performance Development