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Manager Guides - getting learning into practice

Managers play a vital role in identifying the training needs of those practitioners that they manage, and ensuring that relevant training is provided.

It is equally important that managers are then able to support the practitioner in implementing what they have learned on training courses, and that the learning is quickly embedded into daily practice. If this 'training transfer' (the use of the acquired knowledge or skills once back at work) fails to happen, then the training is a waste of time and money.

Before training, managers should ensure that staff are fully aware of the need to attend training and how the course will benefit them. Following training, practitioners should have the opportunity to discuss any issues that may have been raised during the training.

Getting Learning into Practice - a guide for managers (PDF 218KB)

Last updated: 13 September 2023

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