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Transferring Learning from the Training Room to the Workplace…..What makes this happen?

transfer learning

transfer learning

The major predictor of how well learning gets transferred into the workplace is the attitude of the learner’s boss” (T.T. Baldwin and J.K. Ford, Personnel Psychology)

However good the course, however effective the trainer, however keen the learner, if the boss is not ACTIVELY supporting both the learning and the transfer, then getting new skills applied in practice will be an uphill struggle.

So what can or should the line manager be doing – before, during, and after the course – to make the most of the training “spend”, and promote transfer of learning to the workplace, which is where it starts to pay back dividends?

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Why role-play is vital in Fire Service training

Fire service training

Fire service training

We were fascinated to read in The Times (Friday 22nd February 2013) that Avon Fire & Rescue Service was using Dominic, a 200lb pig, to train its fire fighters in how to handle escaped or trapped animals.

We are preferred suppliers of Management and Leadership Training to the South East Region of the Fire & Rescue Service. And while we have never used a pig in our training programmes, we understand the value of using a live “role-player” in training exercises.

It’s always a wonderful idea to use mock up situations and role-play as tools for learning. Training in practical skills – whether that’s rescuing animals or handling a disciplinary interview – should always simulate the ‘real-life’ situation as closely as possible.

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Summer 2013 offer for UK Fire Service

Fire training offer

We want to help our Fire Service customers get real value out of their training investment and to make every penny count where government spending cuts are concerned.

Which is why if you book any 2 days of training (any topic of your choice) to run between 15th July and 15th September 2013, we will give you, completely FREE* of charge, one of the following:

“NLP: Robust Techniques for the Business World”
(A half day seminar for upto 12 participants)

OR

“Dealing with Difficult People at Work”
(A half day seminar for upto 12 participants)

OR

Executive Coaching
(Half day – 2 sessions of 1½ hours per person)

You can take advantage of this offer within the specified period as many times as you like.
MLR Business Consultants Ltd, preferred suppliers of Management & Leadership Training to the UK Fire & Rescue Service (South East Region) are pleased to make this special offer to kick start your summer training schedule, and at the same time allow you to sample for FREE some of our Coaching and Training products that maybe you haven’t tried so far.

For more information see the Learning Zones on our website or contact us here.

*the free half day must take place in the afternoon immediately preceding, or in the morning immediately following a day of booked training, delivered within the specified period, 15th July to 15th September 2013

Our journey with the Fire Service so far…

Fire Service Training

Fire Service Training

It has been 18 months now since we won our three year contract as preferred suppliers of training to the UK Fire & Rescue Service, South East Region. And, alongside our hugely successful BTEC programmes, we have designed and delivered a range of well-received (non-accredited) management courses.

With numerous successful and enjoyable programmes behind us, and plenty more in the pipeline, we pause to draw breath and reflect.

Over the last year and a half, MLR have run a whole series of BTEC Level 3 courses in Leadership and Management – some for single brigades, where the brigade can field enough candidates to make up a whole course; others are “composites” where several brigades agree to share a course at a central venue.

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MLR wins contract with the South East Region of the Fire & Rescue Service

MLR Business Consultants Ltd is now firmly placed on the ‘preferred suppliers’ list for the South East Region of the Fire & Rescue service after developing an excellent relationship with the brigades for over eight years. Continue reading