Training vs Learning: What’s the Difference? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Ask yourself this: How often am I actually creating training experiences that are teaching someone to do anything?  

 

What are all of those courses, job aids, and apps training you to do? Follow procedure? Perform your daily tasks? Perhaps we need to start asking better questions. One thing training seems to do a really good job at doing is filling time (and costing money): the time we spend taking it and the time the Learning and Development department spends creating it. What’s the outcome of all this? Well, when you do it right, the outcome is learning…but training and learning are not the same thing.

 

Sure, there are plenty of semantics at play here, but how often do you train someone to actually do something? Before you dive in to those learning objectives, do you consider what you want to actually train the learner to do? How often do we actually have an actionable goal that we want to train someone to do? Training is something you receive as the learner, but learning is what you actually do as the learner. Learning implies “I” am doing something. I am taking part and doing the work. Good training inspires people to learn how to do something, but it does not do the work for them.

 

Ask yourself this: How often am I actually creating training experiences that are teaching someone to do anything?


Via SHIFT eLearning, Roger Francis