Are you headed off to a conference? Or perhaps you’re a supervisor who’s sent a staff member to a workshop. The following, simple graphic organizer is designed to assist you (or your direct report) in transferring the learning from the classroom to the workplace.
This is how I used the template when I recently attended the SHRM Talent Management conference.
Obviously, this is just a template. You may want to modify it, take something out, or perhaps add an additional field (maybe adding a field to the top such as: “What I want to take away from this session”).
The key is to keep it simple. Put too many fields in and it becomes tedious to fill out. Remove too many fields and it may not be useful in transferring the learning to the realities of the workspace.
Give it a whirl (or if you’re a manager, give it to a direct report that will be attending a training session), see if this simple tool can help increase the return you realize the next time you invest in professional development.
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