Learning While Working: Structured-On-the-Job Training Made Simple

Friday, December 7, 2018

Increasingly job roles require more “on-the-job” learning than classroom-based learning in order to successfully fulfill job duties in a time-driven environment. Yet as important as experiential learning is, too often “on-the-job” training is not treated with the same attention shown to classroom-based learning. Instead, we revert to a sink or swim approach, with very little guidance, minimal uniformity, and even less tracking of measurable learning. Instead of continuing on an unproductive path, consider throwing status quo approaches out the window, ignoring the training clichés, and investing in your own Structured On-the-Job Training (SOJT) program. During this session we will examine three aspects of an SOJT program: • What defines a Structured On-the-Job Training program versus a standard OJT program. • Why SOJT programs can prove very successful for the learner, the mentor, and the organization. • How a variety of entities have implemented SOJT programs and the culture-changing benefits they have realized.

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