Often delivered by an expert in a one-to-many setting, training is a straight-forward transfer of knowledge or information.Learning requires critical thinking about new knowledge or information to do things differently or remove obstacles.
For the select fewFor everyone
Live training is expensive and therefore rarely available to everyone who could benefit. It might be the newest team member who gets sent on training, or the most experienced, the loudest, or the person struggling the most. Whatever the criteria, it’s rare that everyone gets the same opportunity to participate.Learning happens all the time, not just in a formal classroom environment. If you and your team have a learning mindset, there are no boundaries or selection criteria.
Meets group needsMeets individual needs
Training is usually delivered to a group through a fairly set formula. The trainer has to meet the needs of the group, which means it can be difficult to directly link what’s being taught to your own specific skill gaps or projects, or challenge what’s being said.Everyone learns in different ways and a good learning interaction caters to those needs by offering a range of different formats and content. That way, each person has the freedom to create the most meaningful development path for themselves.
You don’t always know when you’re going to need help, and even when you do, you don’t want to wait for it. Scheduled training sessions often restrict access to the support you need to a specific date and time.Because learning can happen in a number of different ways, there’s always somewhere you can go to get help and support right when you need it.
Isolated developmentOngoing development
Training is often treated as a one-off tick box professional development exercise. A finite interaction that’s restricted to the objectives of that particular trainer or course.Learning is never finished. A newly identified skill gap, a new industry trend or technology, a change in your team or company, a disruption in your market – these are all real changes, happening today, that mean there will always be something new to learn.


One way of summarising all this is to say that training is really about the trainer. Learning is about the learner. At Kademy, everything we do is about the learner. That’s you.

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