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Help out Martina!

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Imagine Martina, a junior but enthusiastic project manager in her company’s marketing department. She was recently promoted to Senior Marketing Manager and Team Lead, supervising 3 other staff members she was previously colleagues with. Even though Martina is quite enthusiastic about her new position, she is also anxious about all the paperwork and new responsibilities. After the first few months, she is swamped with work, feeling shy to delegate and struggling to juggle her old tasks as a project manager on top of now reporting to management.

Martina’s boss feels she now needs to learn management and team leading skills, so she approaches her about getting trained. In order for the training to be effective, we need to identify her possible knowledge gaps and desired skills.

So think about what you want Martina to learn. How can you assess this and how do you want her to learn?

Start with the learning objective and design her training backwards. If you prefer to do this by hand, download the worksheet below.

1) What do you want/expect Martina to learn?
Formulate learning objectives and standards: What should Martina know, understand and be able to do by the end?

2) How will you know and make sure that Martina has learned it?
Determine assessment and impact measurement: How can Martina show what she has learned? What should she be able to demonstrate?

3) What learning experience do you want Martina to have?
Design instructions and decide on learning activities and content forms:
How do you want Martina to learn?

Help out Martina!


Note: This is a collection of thoughts. The possible "solutions" are in no specific order by now. Maybe I'll come back to this later.

1. What do you want / expect Martina to learn.
If the training is effective, Martina will
- know how to organize her paperwork
- schedule her task, so that they are manageable
- divide the upcoming tasks in "me" and "them"
- position herself as the leader, although supervising former colleagues
- use a tool for project management effectively
- organize her team with the help of this tool
- lead team meetings, where tasks are delegated, goals are formulated, etc.
-unterstadn that she has to delegate and priorize tasks by different standards
-be making task lists

2. How will you know and make sure that Martina has learned it?
- making a project plan
- give overviews over what is due in a certain amount of time
- show a timetable for a project with fixed dates
- formulate clear task s for herself and her staff members
- set a topic list for a team meeting and follow it through

3. What learing experience do you want Martina to have?
- training on the job
- computer tutorial for scheduling program with tasks that are work related
- computer tutorial for project management, including priorizing, using tools for team organization,
- workshop with role playing games for leadership tasks
- supervision of the team

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