A Process Approach to Solving
Use the Training Cycle to Plan, Run & Evaluate Your Training Department
Educational Systems for the Future®, founded in 1969 by Drs. Peter and Mary Esseff, has since that time,
developed the Total Training System depicted in the Training Cycle graphic below. Within the Training Cycle ESF has identified three phases needed to produce a professional training department as well as individual professional trainers.
Four Basic ESF Processes Within ESF's Training Cycle
Included within and part of the Training Cycle are four basic ESF Processes formalized in ESF's Total Training System. These include:
These processes have been revised and updated over the years and have been expanded to include a full curriculum of instructional materials leading to qualifications as a Professional Trainer, hence the term ProTrainer.
Total Training System
Training Cycle: Plan, Run, Evaluate
The first step in the Total Training System is more like an umbrella that covers all aspects of the Training Cycle. ESF's Management of Training Course includes various steps that involve the Training Manager.
Analyze Symptoms, Causes and Solutions to Determine
The second step in the Total Training System process that we always recommend to a client is to conduct a Needs Analysis. This is a proactive, rather than reactive, approach since you look at all problems, rather than simply developing a training program to react to what appears to be a training problem, but might be caused by one or more non-training problems.
To delve deeper into a lack of Resources, Environment, and Systems as possible causes, RES can be grouped into five categories:
Possible Causes Can Relate to Inadequate Resources, Environment, and/or Systems
Use IDLS Process to Develop Competency-based Training Programs
The third step in the Total Training System process includes various steps that involve developing competency-based training programs as outlined in ESF's IDLS Course. Since its origin, ESF has used the term "Guaranteed Learning" as a company standard.
Guaranteed Learning: ESF's Unique Validation Standard
ESF's unique Validation Standard consists of testing and revising its materials until 100% of the learners can retain 90% or better of the Knowledge Skills and 100% of the Performance Skills.
Knowledge and Performance Skills Learning Hierarchy
During the past three decades, ESF has derived a proprietary approach to training. ESF begins its unique process by asking several questions:
The answers to these questions are contained in the following Modules:
Relationship Between The Steps in the IDLS Process and
the Questions Needed to Be Answered In Order to Complete a Validated IDLS Module
ESF's process works because of ESF's IDLS Interactive Strategy:
These three steps in the IDLS Interactive Strategy allow the learner to retain the:
During the past decade, ESF has aimed to keep abreast of the changing times and thus, has streamlined its instructional modules and developed several software tools that enable you to develop your materials even more quickly and efficiently than before.
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Use S-R-F to Be an Interactive Instructor
The fourth step in the Total Training System process is to conduct classes interactively using the various techniques gained from ESF's Interactive Teaching Skills, Conducting Skills Labs and Working with Challenging Learners programs.
The S-R-F Process includes Modules on how to:
In addition to the basic ITS program, ESF also offers several other programs related to classroom instruction. These include courses on how to: