Why We Teach?

I enjoyed Fred Harburg’s thoughts in “Why Do We Teach?” (link here).  I agree that there are several reasons why some people seem to be inherently motivated to teach in spite of the several common roadblocks that teachers and trainers persevere against.  Second, his ideas on what a CLO or others managing educators/trainers is a well thought roadmap to fighting for increased prestige their employees.

i would add that before one can argue for increased compensation, you need to plan training that will deliver strategic significance.  What I mean by that is to tie your training into key measurables of your place of work, to drive those measures through your training.  Yes, it is possible to structure education around improved performance, most successful trainers do this all the time.  The key is to track and measure the significance of improvement and demonstrate the ROI for your training initiatives.

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