HRM – Learning & Development
Enhance the Learning and Development culture
“One of our engineers mentioned that he became more eager to challenge his junior officers to learn more and take responsibility for their career planning”
To improve the learning and development spend it is very important to first understand how and when learning happens: 70% of our learning happens at the workplace and comes from the actual application and practice of the learning; 20% of learning comes from informal conversations about the learning content; 10% of learning comes from the actual learning event such as workshops, courses, seminars, tutorials and reading books.
We are highly attentive to this fact encouraging us to help our clients develop the learning opportunities at the workplace. An efficient way to integrate learning in the everyday work situations and a good starting point is to develop and train the leaders. At Green-Jakobsen’s leadership courses tools are provided to help the leaders handle different challenging situations on board making their job easier and less stressful. For example they become better at giving ongoing feedback and coaching and planning development initiatives. Course participants end a leadership course making a Personal Development and Action Plan specifying how they intend to integrate the acquired tools when they come on board the vessel.
“It is much easier to develop a person’s skills than changing a person’s attitude and inborn personal traits.”
Looking at the 70-20-10 effect it is important to look at the way learning is handled in the organisation and how the learning opportunities are utilised in the everyday working situations. To give people with leadership roles the competencies to take advantage of this it is important to train on board trainers and provide them with knowledge on best practice educational principles linked with the actual role requirements. One of these principles is Cooperative Learning – a modality we use when we conduct (leadership) courses and officer seminars. This enhances more intensity in the learning processes where the participants jointly acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of the circumstances and themselves.
To support these development initiatives we produce a variety of materials such as posters, handbooks, film and other visual elements that can be used beyond the courses as continuous reminders and tools on the subjects in question.
Training and development solutions
The services of Green-Jakobsen can range from assisting in the development of a learning and development strategy, philosophy or standards, implementing those in the competence management system, instituting learning goals and methods to the roll out of courses and other learning initiatives, such and on-the-job-training and training of trainers.
“It is of paramount importance that shipping companies explore, develop, structure and manage on-the-job training to improve the effect of the learning and development spend”