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    July Southside VA SHRM Meeting

    Date: July 26, 2017, 11:30am
    Southside Virginia SHRM Board
    Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
    Visitor $25.00
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    Building Giants in Partnership: Helping Workforce Leaders Succeed With Training

    60 minutes

    Session Description


    For professionals charged with learning and development projects, there is nothing worse than a realization that a course has brought little back to the organization after all that effort.  This workshop details best practices for making a training effort bring visible business results, including bringing workforce leaders into a partnership for success. Students leave the course with a plan to bring the ultimate end result- permanently changed behavior that brings real, measurable business results.  When professionals use these tools and begin to show business impact, the process gets easier and attracts even more support, growing your organization's learning culture and gaining credibility and value for training professionals! 


    Student Objectives:


    Identify the failure points for a past training effort and decide how you will prevent that loss in future training programs.


    Partner with the leaders you support to communicate the criticality of their involvement and increase the probability of success with specific steps.  


    Tools/Take Aways: 


    Attendees will:


    • Select any current training need and plan to meet it head on by following a simple model to ensure each critical element is achieved. 
    • Design learning elements to teach new behaviors so that they can be practiced and applied in the job
    • Plan for students to continue using new behaviors in the job in partnership with the student's leaders
    • Continue with aid and oversight to help leaders and students measure the overall effects of training and determine if it met the need.


    Job aid:

    Students will also be given a job aid with the picture of the simple four-part model the course is based on. They can use this to better partner with others in their organization to succeed together to make training show needed business results.


    Facilitation style

    Students will be asked to reflect, and note down how they can use the information in a current or upcoming training effort, and at points will be asked to confer with a neighbor. 



    Katy Caselli has been in professional training roles for large, global manufacturing organizations for nearly twenty years, giving her extensive experience in solving complex organizational problems through excellent people systems and solutions. Experienced in several industries, Katy has brought about positive human performance change using multiple tools and methods. Katy Caselli is an industrial/organizational psychologist and the owner and president of Building Giants, LLC. She has also authored the book Building Giants: A Proven System to Transform Your Workforce Through Effective Training.