Are you leaving context and realism out of your training?
Are you leaving critical thinking, problem solving and decision making out of your training?
Are you leaving officer autonomy in solving problems out of your training?
Are you leaving desirable difficulties out of your training?
Are you using training handcuffs and leaving out the important skills of double locking handcuffs and then unlocking them when you take them off?
Are you leaving interleaving (think interweaving) out of your training?
Are you leaving the power of effective questions to guide people to the self discovery of the answers out of your training?
Are you leaving the education and understanding of human factors out of your training?
Are you leaving the human elements out of your training and training your people to be robotic?
Are you leaving information on the importance of sleep and basic sleep strategies out of your training?
Are you leaving learning and retention out of your training and simply focusing on performance in the training session?
The more of these elements you leave out of your training the more likely you are to be setting your people up for failure in the field.
When your people fail to perform in the chaos and complexity of the real world, we as trainers need to ask ourselves, “What piece of this do I own?”. You may in fact own a large piece of it.
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