Episode 142: Design Training Programs That Set You Up to Win

As a vendor in business resilience, Asfalis Advisors often gets called in to do a one-and-done training with companies, but we know there is a lot more that goes into proper training than covering the basics one time. In this episode, we’re sharing how you can design a training program for your teams that sets everyone up for success.

Some of the key takeaways include: 

  • Identify who you’re training. Are you training at the strategic level, the operational level, or the tactical level?
  • What are the behaviors you want to see change and evolve over time? One and done training is not going to create the muscle memory for your teams to jump into action during a crisis.
  • Determine how frequent your training needs to be in order to promote that muscle memory. Is it monthly training on the basics followed by quarterly tune-ups? The cadence should be tailored to your goals.

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Vanessa Mathews, host

Vanessa Mathews is the founder and chief resilience officer of Asfalis Advisors, where they are focused on protecting the legacy of the leaders they serve through business resilience. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mathews developed global crisis management and business continuity programs for government and private sector organizations to include Lowe’s Companies, Gulfstream Aerospace, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Jon Seals, producer

Jon Seals is the editor in chief at Disaster Recovery Journal, the leading magazine/event in business continuity. Seals is an award-winning journalist with a background in publication design, business media, content management, sports journalism, social media, and podcasting.

KEYWORDS: Team training, employee training, crisis training, human resources, disaster preparedness, disaster response

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