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No More Belts: An Alternative Approach to Skill Development

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Training is key to building a continuous improvement (CI) culture, but organizational gains from training can disappear if it’s done in isolation. Traditional belt accreditation programs (e.g., Yellow Belt, Green Belt, etc.) can be time-intensive prescriptive learning pathways, which might not meet individual learning preferences.


To obtain broad organizational participation in CI, development opportunities should be flexible. What helps is a mix of mechanisms that promote  competency and proficiency lasting long after training ends.

Join this 1-hour webinar to discover how the State of Vermont moved from belt certification to a badge-based training program that enabled more personalized learning aligned with individual goals, interests, and schedules.


Performance Improvement Advisor Katie Bockwoldt and Chief Performance Officer Justin Kenney will discuss the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition and their new training program, and how they combined traditional CI training with software training to magnify performance gains. 

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

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Tracy O'Rourke

Two things about my work intrigue me. I love helping clients solve their culture puzzle. What’s working well? What’s not? What norms hold the current culture in place? How can we understand the root causes behind why the culture is the way it is? Then we work to build an intentional culture. 

At the individual level, I love the “Aha” moment when people realize that this stuff works. I love it when they’re hungry to apply the concepts even more. These are my true rewards.  


Elisabeth Swan

I’m a translator. I love taking complicated topics and deciphering them, so they make sense to myself and everyone around me. I love collaborating with clients and colleagues to build a problem-solving culture together. I get a huge sense of satisfaction working with others to overcome seemingly intractable organizational barriers.


I get a kick out of sharing what I’ve learned so the people I work with don’t have to struggle quite so much for so long or at least not as much as I did. I love the moment when a student no longer needs me.

“I haven’t failed. I just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work.” – Thomas Edison

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Solving problems is messy. Changing the culture takes time. Working remotely is still new. But it’s all a bit easier when you have someone to lean on. There's a place for everyone to gather! Come hang out at the Just-In-Time Cafe where problem solvers enjoy vital connections. Come find inspiration and learn from friends, experts and colleagues. 

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