Managers have the power and opportunity to create a culture that values training! Explore strategic steps to create an empowering training environment.
Create space and make time — Designate a room for training. Let team members sign up to use it.
Motivate — Incentives inspire less motivated employees, and reward motivated ones.
Celebrate success — Start a formal recognition program, build leaderboards, or just say “congrats!”
Put it in writing — Create an official training policy. Identify goals, limits, rewards, and requirements.
Measure your team’s progress with these strategies:
Minutes Trained — Establish clear expectations for dedicated training time (i.e., 2 hours per week), then refer to CBT Nuggets’ reporting features to see if they’ve been met
Practice Exams — Use practice exams before and after training to track progress.
Certifications — Certifications are the best way to validate training.
Create study plans — Set goals and realistic expectations for time spent training. Set weekly benchmarks; they’re flexible, but encourage regular progress.
Incentivize training with these strategies:
Training can be your team’s chance to break away from the grind of day-to-day work. CBT Nuggets trainers love what they do and enjoy creating training that entertains. Real examples of training fun from our learners include:
Race to Train — An IT team member and manager had a race to see who could earn five certifications first. And the stakes were high: the loser had to host a full-size, cardboard cutout of the winner in their office for the next year.
CosPlay Quarter — One team committed to training in full superhero costumes for three months.
Practice Lab Reward — One manager offered to build a top-notch practice lab in the home of the first learner on their team to certify.
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