Picking up where I left off earlier this week, we are talking about the Partnership for Public Service’s three types of innovation as they pertain to training in the federal workplace. Today we will focus on the second innovation: improving what is already being done. Similar to the first innovation, adapting a proven practice into a new context, this idea focuses on putting a new spin on something that is already in place. The difference here is that the focus is on bettering the practice that is currently in place, not necessarily changing its context. In this case, taking tired power point presentations and punching them up with high quality graphics and updated material is an easy way to turn a mundane slide-driven curriculum into one that is more engaging to its audience. In fact, changing the format and enhancing the offerings of any training course will breathe life back into what has become rather boring and blah.
What are some other ways training professionals can punch up the courses they regularly offer?