RJG Transforms Training and wins Pike’s Peak Award

Research has shown that 80% of lecture-based learning is forgotten a day later. Over the years RJG has transformed our teaching techniques to overcome this obstacle and create the most effective training courses possible. We've worked with experts in the training field and internal teams during implementation of three specific transformations.

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RJG has transformed our teaching techniques to overcome this obstacle and create the most effective training courses possible. We've worked with experts in the training field and internal teams during implementation of three specific transformations.

1) Instructor Centered Training - Years ago, RJG’s teaching strategy was the industry standard “Instructor Lead Training” which meant the instructors would simply convey the information from the slides to the students, answering questions when asked.

2) Active Learning Model - About 8 years ago RJG strived to improve their courses by applying the Active Learning Method (ALM) which included more activity driven learning.

3)Participant Centered Training -  The next phase began with in 2012 when RJG converted all class slides into a Learning Content Management System (LCMS) reducing the slide count in each book, putting a higher focus on core content.  RJG then contacted The Bob Pike Group, a highly reputable training development company, to help transform RJG’s teaching strategies to be even more activity driven and participate centered.  The goal was to significantly improve the student’s understanding and retention of all course content.  RJG’s training and consulting department went through the intense process of learning and applying new training methods.

This long and challenging journey was rewarded further when in October RJG’s training and consulting department was presented with the Pike’s Peak award. This highly competitive award is given to individuals and/or companies whose successful implementation of Participant-Centered training, transformation of training materials, and ongoing teaching techniques positively impacted company performance. Critical criteria were reviewed, tested, and confirmed onsite RJG by Bob Pike representatives in order to be eligible for the award.

“In 2013, our award winner, RJG, Inc., a company synonymous with advanced injection molding techniques and equipment, made its first foray into the world of participant-centered, creative training techniques. Since then these methods have changed the way they do business, putting them further ahead of their competition. Quality, productivity and profitability are RJG’s goals for its clients – and the redesigned training that now incorporates the 90/20/10 rule and interactive creative training techniques, ensures they can continue to meet those goals in the present and future. As RJG describes it, their students are now constantly engaged and RJG trainers less stressed when conducting their highly technical training programs. Compared to the old model of PowerPoint® and lecture, there is a deeper trust between students and instructors – collaboration is evident throughout the learning experience, resulting in test scores 74% higher than in the past,” said Keith Baudin, Director, Client Relationships & International Licensees

Many large companies compete for this award yet RJG was the sole winner for 2015. The 2014 Pike’s Peak award winners were Oklahoma State University, Wells Fargo, and Whirlpool HSS Team.