On-the-job training (OJT) puts learners in the most realistic setting possible for learning the tasks necessary for successful job performance. However, for OJT to be an efficient, effective, and uniform training method, it must be structured and not simply the shadowing of a successful performer.
Learn how to design and deliver structured performance-based OJT for learners and trainers in many industries including sales, customer service, technical, manufacturing, mechanical, transportation, construction, and utilities. Research shows that structured OJT results in fewer quality errors, substantial positive financial impact on organizations, reductions in training time, and training objectives that are achieved faster and more completely.
- Identify when on-the-job training is appropriate and what prerequisites are necessary.
- Transform the data from a job analysis into a well-designed, structured OJT plan and materials that follow the principles of adult learning.
- Create instructional materials that follow the principles of adult learning.
- Prepare the on-the-job trainer.
- Use a performance matrix to evaluate a learner’s on-the-job performance.
- Pre-Work: To get the most from this program, you will bring materials related to an actual job/job task from your workplace. You will reference these materials throughout the program, as you apply new content.
- Supplemental Resources:This program includes job aids, electronic tools, and templates to help you apply what you learned.
- Interactive Format: Throughout this program you will interact with the facilitator and your peers.
This program is designed for anyone involved in the development and delivery of on-the-job training (OJT). The audience includes subject matter experts, instructional designers, and trainers who work with OJT. This program is appropriate for practitioners at all levels who wish to improve their OJT.
ATD education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organization development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.
After this program, you will be able to:
- Determine whether OJT is an appropriate training solution.
- Conduct job task analysis.
- Identify required prerequisites to OJT.
- Transform the task analysis steps into an OJT lesson plan.
- Describe techniques for identifying a person who has OJT trainer potential.
- Articulate characteristics and capabilities of an OJT trainer.
- Explain the learner’s responsibility for success.
- Perform the four-step OJT delivery process.
- Plan an OJT learner assessment.
- Plan an OJT instruction evaluation.
Face-to-Face: 2 days
On-Site: Flexible dates & duration
Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points.This program has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute . This program is valid for 14 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.
Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and 1.4 CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.