In 2015 alone, $356 billion was spent by businesses on training. But how much of that had the desired business impact? Studies have shown that only 10% of training is actually effective - not a great ROI by anyone’s reckoning.
This isn’t all that surprising. We’ve all been on training courses, eager to develop our skills, and we've come away feeling energized and ready to try out our newly acquired skills or techniques. But then we hit a stumbling block. Old habits die hard, and the flow of the river we swim in is difficult to change. After a couple of days or weeks our memory of the experience fades, our enthusiasm for change fizzles out and we end up back where we started.
Why is this so?
The problem with many courses is they are designed for delivery at scale – they tend to be sheep dip, one-size-fits-all. So rather than allowing us to tackle the specific challenges we want to focus on, they skirt over a range of issues, providing a model here, an activity there, without ever really getting to the core of the challenges we face.
Too often they’re also one-hit wonders - a half-day workshop, for example, with no time to consider how to integrate changes into our day-to-day lives – not great for habit-formation, the very thing they meant to help with.
That’s why we’ve decided to do something a little different. We’re developing a new workshop, called The Practice. If you work with people, we think this is finally the course that will allow you to go deeper into your own professional practice.
Instead of having a structured model of training, our workshop will focus on leaning into your individual difficulty, in whatever form that comes. It’s an organic and personal experience tailored to meet your specific needs and circumstances.
We’ll create the programme live during the workshop, and so while we tackle problems together, it’s the things that matter to most to you that we will work on. We believe this is the new paradigm of professional training — a bespoke programme tailored to fit your needs and challenges.