PULSE Accelerated Learning

Control hidden training costs

Companies usually include only out-of-pocket expenses when they consider the cost of training employees. But these expenses are just the tip of the iceberg. Hidden costs make traditional training programs much more expensive than what people may think.

We have designed the PULSE™ Development Program, which emphasizes self-directed learning, to control hidden costs due to:

  • Inefficient and ineffective training practices
  • Poor performance on the job because employees do not learn efficient work techniques
  • Mistakes made on the job because employees do not understand certain problem solving techniques and work procedures
  • Elongated training periods because outdated training methods are used
  • Loss of business because employees lack customer service skills

Help employees learn faster and remember more

We incorporate the following accelerated learning techniques in our PULSE training program to make it easier for utility locator employees to learn what they need to know:

  • Creating a proper learning environment that speeds up the learning process
  • Communicating high expectations throughout the program
  • Providing a "big picture" framework to improve the retention of information
  • Using activity-based, collaborative learning techniques
  • Posing hands-on problems and encouraging questions
  • Providing daily performance feedback to learners
  • Recognizing and rewarding successful training performance

Reduce training time while making learning more enjoyable

Organizations want training to be as efficient as possible, but sometimes efficiency can make training boring. Employees want training to be interesting and fun, but sometimes stimulating techniques take a little more time.

The PULSE Development Program merges the best of both worlds and includes the following training and development activities that not only reduce training time but also make learning more interesting:

  • Listening to presentations involving colorful, graphic slides
  • Reading materials that are comprehensive and easy to understand
  • Completing daily progress evaluations to assess comprehension of information
  • Completing workbooks relating to relevant subject matter areas
  • Watching and discussing videos that highlight important concepts and practices
  • Working with a "learning partner" to reinforce the retention of information
  • Participating in group learning activities to encourage teamwork
  • Observing demonstrations of the correct way to perform job activities
  • Demonstrating to others that one understands the proper techniques
  • Performing job activities under guided supervision

Did you know that...?

  • Self-esteem is the most important factor contributing to people's success in school.
  • The biggest barrier to learning is excessive stress.
  • On the average, people remember only about 20% of what they read.
  • Accelerated learning techniques:
    • Emphasize positive reinforcement of people's natural learning abilities
    • Help to reduce stress and anxiety
    • Use multi-sensory input to increase retention of information

View samples from guides in our utility locator training program

Reading Materials Guide

Technical information on locating underground utilities

Classroom Activities Guide

Presentations, workbooks, and learning activities

Field Activities Guide

Field activities, including demonstrations

Slide Presentations Guide

Presentation slides used by facilitators

Progress Evaluations

Evaluation devices for all major subject matter areas