Reaching the Rep on the Road – Achieving Boosted Learning Through Creatively Distilled Training Strategies to Better Connect With Your Audience

  • Malcolm Beasley, Professional Communications Inc.,
  • Jenny Cai, Professional Communications Inc.

What if we told you that the time window during which you can make an impact on your audience doesn’t have to be limited to workshop sessions or webinars? While the modern learner is often busy and has a lot of outside distractions, there are often pockets of idle or travel time that provide ample opportunity for engagement. In this session we will discuss ways to fill in these time gaps (e.g, via on-the-road learning), using learning strategies (e.g., storytelling) that increase knowledge absorption and command their attention outside of designated training times. By leveraging different media, such as podcasts, independent learning solutions, notifications, and infographics, you can build a tailored training program that can more effectively improve your training outcomes, and positively impact job performance. In addition, we will review how to get learners to engage with information at the point of need (Just-in-Time training) by tapping into targeted resources, such as quick reference or issue response tools on topics of interest. These strategies allow us to connect in various ways with learners and support them in their jobs, whether it is in the office, on the road, or on the field.

  • Date:Tuesday, June 4
  • Time:1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
  • Room:Learning Lab 3 - Longhorn D
  • Location:Learning Lab 3 - Longhorn D
  • Session Type:Learning Labs
  • Submitter Name: beasley, malcolm
  • Submission Date (CST): 07/01/2019 15:48
  • Session Level: Intermediate
  • Submitter Email: MBEASLEY@PCIMED.COM
  • Session Length: 20 Minute Micro-Learning
  • How are you planning on keeping the learners engaged during this presentation?: We will employ engaging visuals and specific examples of success stories to capture and pique the curiosity of the audience.
  • Learning Objective 1: Understand how to identify and capitalize on pockets of idle time that can be used to increase learning acquisition and retention.
  • Learning Objective 2: Capture the learner's attention by using various multimedia types, such as podcasts and curated stories to increase educational impact.
  • Learning Objective 3: Recognize how to design a training plan that gets learners what they need, and fast, by deploying targeted "I Need it Now" resources.
  • What is the topic your workshop will cover and how is it relevant to the industry?: Getting the most out of your training strategy by tapping into different wavelengths of educational content to reach learners from every angle.
Malcolm Beasley
Professional Communications Inc.
Jenny Cai
Professional Communications Inc.