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Training Transfer - 2012 Workshop

Maximizing the Transfer of Leadership-Learnings Back on the Job: An Exploration and Experience Why is it that such a small proportion of training ends up being used back in the workplace? Why is it so challenging to measure the impact of leadership training? Why is it that expected cost savings and efficiencies have not materialized? With increasing performance management requirements and a greater focus on tangible training outcomes, more and more leaders are asking these questions. Please join us for a presentation on a new paradigm for the transfer of training process. Based on over 25 years of experience as a facilitator, trainer and coach, Dr. Steve Frieman will make the case for a new approach to transfer of training called “unpacking” that has the potential to produce dramatically higher levels of sustained transfer back on the job. Location: U.S. Office of Personnel Management 1900 E Street NW, Washington DC 20415 Room: 1350 Date: August 1, 2012 Time: 1:30pm to 4:00pm RSVP: Cheryl.Ndunguru@opm.gov (Space is limited so please RSVP) Target Audience: • New executives • Candidate Development Program (CDP) participants • Aspiring Leaders • Supervisors • Managers Session Objectives: **Understand the research behind this new paradigm for training transfer **Experience this new technique for enhancing training transfer **Discover how agencies can implement this technique at no cost for current and aspiring leaders Note: For the “Unpacking” exercise, please come prepared to share in a small group a current leadership challenge you are currently facing which has consequences if not handled well and for which you have some doubt as to what approach to take. The field of leadership development has long assumed that the key to increasing leader effectiveness on the job lies primarily in the classroom where there is a controlled environment for the learning of new leadership competencies. Based on over 25 years of experience as a facilitator, trainer and coach, Dr. Frieman proposes that for sustained transfer to occur it requires BOTH the learning of behavioral competencies (i.e., “packing in”) and an equally critical decision process to use what you are capable of doing back on the job (i.e., “unpacking”). He will make the case that for dramatically higher levels of sustained transfer to occur; it will require the explicit use of “unpacking” procedures and techniques. Participants in the session will experience an “unpacking” technique. Steve Frieman, Ph.D. is a Program Director with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. He holds a doctorate in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology, and has worked for over 25 years to create sustainable organizational and leadership change back on the job, mostly in the role of a U.S. Government employee. He has worked during this time in such areas as organizational development, job analysis and selection design, leadership development, and executive coaching. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies or procedures of the U.S. OPM.

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