Coverdale Learning: Skill Development through Deliberate Practice

Organizational learning begins with the purpose to improve performance through developing skills and capabilities. Many learning activities today focus predominantly on imparting knowledge and raising understanding. While this is an important element of any program, we believe it is not sufficient to achieve and sustain performance improvements.

Coverdale learning emphasizes the development of skill through a rigorous routine of Deliberate Practice (see box on the right): we provide our participants with actual tasks for which quality results have to be delivered. We then review results and process against measurable criteria, coach participants to make plans for improvement and set up another cycle of preparation, action, review.

We apply these principles to develop a great variety of skills. The process starts with identifying the critical skills and capabilities needed to improve your organization's performance. Based on these we custom-design a program for you that leads to sustainable skill development.