Why We Train: Drops in a Bucket

Drops In The Bucket

While conducting a Train-the-Trainer series this past summer, one of my participants asked:

How will we know if we are successful?

It’s a great question. We all want to know how successful we are at achieving our training goals, but there is not always a fast and easy way to measure our success.  In large part, it depends on our specific goals and objectives for a training.

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The Caitlyn Jenner Question & Everyday Education


Last week, I was sitting on my porch, enjoying my coffee and the fall morning, preparing myself for the day ahead. Over the porch fence, my neighbor calls over to me:

“Eli, you know things about that transgender stuff… I have a question. When does Caitlyn Jenner become transgender? I mean, since she hasn’t had the surgery yet, isn’t she still a man until she has the surgery?”

While I was initially annoyed about the interruption of my morning coffee, I reminded myself that my neighbor was asking a genuine question, and going out of his way to learn and understand the experiences of transgender people.

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