An important factor of workforce development is ensuring that the training structures in place are actually working. Applied Learning Science specializes in evaluating, developing, and implementing training programs in order to increase workplace productivity.
An industry of particular focus for Applied is the energy and utility sectors. Tom Cohenno, a founding partner and principal of Applied Learning Science, is the Training and Safety Editor for T&D World, an online publication for content related to the utility industry. In Cohenno’s (2017) article “Virtues Are Essential for Temporary Leads and Represented Foremen,” he writes that “Moral obligations should be defined and documented by each company.” He goes on to discuss the importance of virtuous behavior in the utility sector and the existing gap of moral or character training for employees at all levels.
We believe that developing one’s character is an essential component of any training program and hope to soon develop a course to help your employees do exactly that! Check out our presentation at the NERC conference or read more about incorporating virtues and values into various workplace circumstances.