Change is inevitable. It’s guaranteed. The questions you must ask are, “How will I react to the change? Will I resist it? Will I foresee it coming and help my organization prepare?”

You know the right answer. So, the quicker you get on-board, the more quickly you’ll help your organization move forward into the next decade.

To be successful, an organization needs managers and planners who can see the potential of the changes taking place throughout the organization — and, can utilize that potential toward meeting company goals.

And, a successful company needs skilled employees at many levels in order to implement necessary changes, incorporate new technologies, and keep systems operating.

How does an organization acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the challenge of change?

Through training, of course! And, specifically today, through multisensory media programs!

With multisensory media, learning takes place almost entirely through an individual trainee’s interaction and involvement with the courseware. The capabilities of multisensory media make information come alive, thereby making the learning process more interesting to the trainees, and holding their attention longer. Even trainees with poor reading skills can learn effectively with multisensory media instruction.

The result is increased trainee comprehension and retention of the material presented.

With effectively designed multisensory learning, information is presented in short segments. Trainees must demonstrate that they understand each concept and learning objective before moving on to the next. In addition, in well-designed courses, trainees receive immediate feedback and positive reinforcement as they progress. The concentration must always be on the “need-to-know information.”

Because the training is conveyed through full-motion video and optional word-for-word audio, it’s easy for users to transfer their newly acquired skills to the job.

The philosophy behind well-designed multisensory media is “performance-based instruction.” Trainees learn by seeing, in real time, the skills being performed. Then, they can practice performing those skills via interactive simulations to fortify the instruction. Finally, their knowledge is tested, again via interactive simulations of the real world activity. This constant practice helps increase learning which will result in better on-the-job performance.

Multisensory media training — the key to making meaningful change work for you!

More on Tuesday – – – – –

— Bill Walton, Founder, ITC Learning