Sandwich approach to training

The sandwich… Different training methods sandwiched together in an effective, interactive manner.

For example, consider this training scenario:

Your HR/Employee Development team needs to roll out a course on “Introduction to Supervisory Skills.” We would design and develop an intranet or CD/DVD-based bilingual training program to be used in your training room that seats 10 – 20 employees;

  • A Manager or Employee Development Specialist would introduce this topic to the selected employees at the training, gathering information on individual’s experience with supervisory skills;
  • The employees would go through the first module of the intranet or CD/DVD-based bilingual training program;
  • Upon completion of that first module, a Manager or Employee Development Specialist would give those employees assignments from the first module to practice out on the job floor;
  • Two weeks later, for example, those same employees would be scheduled to return to the training room to discuss among one another their experiences to validate the training program’s effectiveness.
  • At that same training, a Manager or Employee Development Specialist would introduce the second module’s material followed by the employees going through the second module’s training program.
  • Upon completion of that second module, a Manager or Employee Development Specialist would give those employees assignments from the second module to practice out on the job floor;
  • Two weeks later those employees would be scheduled to return to the training room to discuss among one another their experiences.
  • The sandwich approach continues…

In summary, the sandwich approach is the following: classroom and CBT /LAYER/ on-the-job practice /LAYER/ classroom discussion and CBT /LAYER/ on-the-job practice. It can turn into quite an effective, engaging, and learning experience of many LAYERS!

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