Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video How do I roll out a learning path to my company?, part of BIM Tools Weekly.
- [Instructor] To roll out learning just get lynda.com and roll with that. My company did. It's not always that easy. Yes it helps, but there needs to be a strategy and an end goal. Let's take a look at a few points. Onboarding, you've got to get them when they're fresh. Nothing irks me more than when I'm taking a stroll through the office and there's someone sitting there in Revit or AutoCAD that I've never seen before. You don't want that situation. They'll have no clue where to get stuff or the proper procedure for anything. Internal training.
I always say there's knowing Revit and BIM and in addition there's knowing Revit and BIM at my specific company. These are two different things. No two firms are identical in terms of workflow and productivity. This kind of training needs to be done by your BIM person or someone who knows the process at your firm. External training. There are a lot of smart people out there that know this stuff. I used to do all training by myself, but as the firm I work for grew, we're in nine states now, I just couldn't handle it. I wasn't kidding when I said get lynda.com, but if you're watching this video you already have it.
This kind of training is great but perhaps it's not for everybody. Sometimes it's a good idea to get instructor-led training for your staff. Certifications. Find a training center that can provide certifications. People like having them, and it serves as a motivating factor for some folks. Autodesk certifications are great too and you should encourage staff to pursue them. Also, there's no one saying you can't make your own learning path certifications for your firm. Lunch 'n learns. These are great to do. I like to do them when I can.
I do find it's nice to have more than one person speaking, but not everybody is pumped to get in front of their peers and present something. For these folks, I encourage them to come up with a topic they find people are curious about, and I just do it myself. Get folks involved. Project kickoffs. Yep, that's the one at the beginning of the project. It's good to show people how Revit is setup for the project, and whatever approaches you may have to take differently. I like these because a lot of the time it's non-production staff such as managers that learn here.
And of course documentation. You got to write this stuff down. Boy does it make your life easier if your training is scripted. Also people forget, they need a place where they can go get a refresher without bothering you all day. So this is how I like to roll out learning for my company. Let me know if you have another thought.
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