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Archive for July, 2010

TWI Institute partners with the University of Phoenix

Last month we said: “The TWI Institute and University of Phoenix have completed an articulation agreement to provide continuing education credits  under their Prior Learning Assessment program.  The following ten hour  TWI Institute classes are approved for  0.5 credits: Job instruction Training; Job Relations Training; Job Methods Training; Job Safety Training.  Following successful completion of the corresponding ten hour class, the following 40 hour train the trainer classes are approved for 2.5 credits:  Job Instruction Train the Trainer;  Job Relations Train the Trainer; Job Methods Train the Trainer; Job Safety Train the Trainer.  The combination of the two equal a three credit undergraduate course.   We were pleased to be selected to participate in this program.  For more information go to: ”

We are now on the list. Go the webpage and scroll down, select “stuv”, find “TWI Institute…” , and click.  If you are going to or have recently taken TWI training contact  UP for information.  


Coaching redux

We did a blog last September on TWI Institute coaching and are finding a spike in interest in it as we move into mid-summer of 2010.  Companies are now building coaching into the initial TWI training plan.  A typical scenario is a week of JI/JR training for XYZ Company followed by three days of coaching after a month of practice.  Another scenario is a JI training followed by two, one day coaching sessions, after three weeks and six weeks. Whatever the design, the purpose is the same: review the skills learned; observe the practice; improve the practice.    All the best have coaches, batting coaches for baseball stars, swing coaches for golf champions, speech coaches for politicians, and acting coaches for Oscar winners.  Yet, when we take a training course that teaches us skills in leading, or instructing, or improving methods, or improving safety, or problem solving,  we are reluctant to look to a coach to improve our performance.  At the TWI Institute we are encouraging coaching for our initial training and especially for our recent Certified Trainers because this is the best way to maximize the return on the training investment already made.  


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