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Informal Learning

If you’ve got skill gaps, but people have no time for learning,
you’ve got a problem. 

The solution? Let them learn while working.

 
 
 
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Leverage Skill Practices


Use prebuilt skill practices to learn skills that transcend the changes (digitization, artificial intelligence) that affect jobs today: business acumen, personal operational excellence, problem solving, and sales acumen. Skill practices combine the best way to learn with a solution that overcomes excuses.


These skill practices were created to address the core skills lacking in the 4th Industrial Revolution: business acumen, critical thinking, communication, project planning, and problem solving. SkillDirector skill practices cover one learning objective and contain:

  • Background – the circumstances describing the situation in which the skill practice must occur
  • A template for performing the skill practice that enables consistent output/results
  • Examples for the learner, along with instructions, so they don’t get frustrated with the activity

Duration varies based upon the learning objective, however, all skill practices involve the application of learning to something the learner must perform in their current job – a real business opportunity. This makes it more relevant, better retained, and does not take time away from the job – it directly applies the learning to something the learner needs to perform anyway.

 
 
 

To see some examples, watch the 1.5 minute video overview below or click here to download a few.

 
 
 

On-the-job training (OJT) isn’t new. But putting structure to it so that it is scalable and creates high results across the organization is a relatively new twist that changes everything— including organization results—dramatically.

— “Learning While Working", Paul Smith

 
 
 

You can create your own informal competency-based learning in a day

 

Watch this free ATD webinar to get started.

Download the materials with steps, templates and samples.  

 
 
 

Get Started Quickly

Our competency assessment system takes just 2 weeks to implement. We provide everything you need to be successful, including communication toolkits and best practices tailored to all levels of the organization – employees, managers, and leaders.