I met Cal Wick back in the spring of 2006 at the ISPI Conference in Dallas – we were introduced by Darlene Van Tiem. We exchanged books and I wrote a review of his as I found it to be a well written, concise view of “Training is more than the Event” (my words) – something preached at ISPI since the days of it being NSPI. His book is reviewed by me in the quarterly newsletter that I and my firms had been producing since the mid-1980s – and is available here – see page 22. FYI – In 2007 I gave up on the quarterly newsletters in favor of this Blog. All but a few of those quarterly newsletters are to be found in the Resources Tab of this site.
Cal asked us to document our useful learnings and actions we could take commit on index cards and raise those – instead of a traditional “show of hands.”
The session was a refresher for me – having read his book back in 2006 – but I could tell by the attendees’ reaction that they found it very valuable. We covered the 6 “Disciplines” from the book along with simple tools to use to bring them to life – all to better affect transfer of the learnings.
Of course – starting with the Business Outcomes/Objectives – before the Learning Outcomes/Objectives – is key!
The session attendees.
Thank you Cal for coming to the ISPI Charlotte Chapter – and allowing us to be your first chapter presentation experience! I hope that other chapters call on you to visit and share!
Find his book – “The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning” at Amazon here.
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