Leadership and motivation: The key to effective fiber training 🔥

Jan 21 / Jerry Morla
This post emphasizes the importance of leadership and motivational skills in addition to technical knowledge for effective fiber training. The author, with years of experience in the field, stresses the need for a supportive learning environment that prioritizes industry standards and best practices, as well as empowering learners with critical thinking and research skills. The post concludes that...

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With many years of experience in fiber training, I have learned that effectively developing fiber professionals is not just about providing knowledge of the right techniques and procedures, but also about inspiring them to adopt the correct mindset and approach to their jobs.

The new generation of effective instructors will need to be as skilled in leadership, inspiration, and motivation as they are in technical knowledge.

Relying solely on technical knowledge is no longer sufficient to ensure that learners retain and apply what they've learned in the classroom. Instead, instructors must also be able to motivate and inspire learners to take ownership of their learning, continuously seek new knowledge, and improve their skills.

Creating a positive and supportive learning environment that emphasizes the importance of best practices and industry standards is key to achieving this. Hands-on training, real-world examples, and opportunities for collaboration and peer-to-peer learning are also effective methods for motivating learners to continue to improve. 

Additionally, equipping learners with critical thinking and research skills to find reliable information for themselves is an effective way to motivate and empower them to continue seeking growth on their own.

The new standard for effective fiber instruction...

As technology continues to advance and information search becomes more efficient, instructors will need to shift their focus from traditional teaching methods to leading and motivating learners to keep up with industry standards and continuously improve.

In the age of next-generation search engines and AI-powered chatbots, the ability to inspire learners to take ownership of their learning and continue to seek out knowledge will be essential in developing a skilled and proficient fiber workforce for today and tomorrow.


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Jerry Morla is KoD's Founder and has delivered workforce and training solutions for Fortune 500, Tier 1 telecom service operators, and customers around the world, as well as many academic courses for undergraduate and graduate programs. He is a Master Instructor for the Fiber Optic Association and certified PMI Project Management Professional. He has a Masters in Business Administration, Masters of Science in Leadership, and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology and Online Instruction.