Who's "got your six" when learners leave your classroom?: Future-proofing talent beyond the classroom

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Maine State Library: 242 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330
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Date: May 21, 2024 

Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM 

LocationMaine State Library: 230 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330

High-risk jobs like police work lend themselves to a culture of ongoing training and leadership development because the teachers are part of the team; their success and safety are directly affected by how well they continue to train new officers once they’ve left the classroom. How do we as talent development professionals mimic this dynamic when we are often not “part of the team” we’re tasked with training?

Training for high-stakes roles like that of a police officer involves formal training, but an individual's success depends more on their on-the-job training and supervisor investment. Peers and supervisors are invested in staff success because those are the people who have their back; they rely on them to catch their mistakes, look out for their safety, render them aid, and communicate seamlessly with them. How do we mimic that level of investment and harness the future-proofing power of “everboarding” in the corporate learning space where we as trainers have never done the role, aren’t part of that employee’s team, and may have the perspective of “the ideal” but not always “the realistic”? How can we empower the boots-on-the-ground trainers (peers, managers, supervisors) to be invested in their coworkers’ success?

  • 1. Understand what "got your six" really means and start identifying who might have your six.
  • 2. Identify their why- The stakes don't have to be life or death to be important, but people do need to believe the stakes are important to be invested.
  • 3. Identify a few simple skills to empower learners, leaders, and peers to make a difference today.

Presenter Bio

Andrea Maguire is a learning and development professional with a curiosity for how people think, feel, and behave. She has coached professional ballet dancers, mentored law enforcement officers, and trained paramedics. Her professional journey has bred a fascination with the innate dynamics, strengths, and weaknesses of training and learning in different fields, and she is committed to translating the best aspects of each to improve the experience of learners across industries. Andrea works as a Learning and development specialist with Goodwill Northern New England and is the VP of communications for the ATD Maine Chapter. She is also a mother to two young children.

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