CAI’s Peer Learning Recruiter, Jennifer Montalvo, shares the many benefits of peer learning in her post below:
Peer Learning groups create interactive, goal-driven, experienced-based learning environments where issues are brought up for advice and resolution. Through candid and confidential meetings, group members accelerate their professional growth. Here are five of the top reasons learning from a group of your peers is beneficial:
BENCHMARKING: Knowing how you measure up in real time is important. Every meeting should be confidential; so members can compare actual metrics for analysis within the group. Members give each other advice on how to improve metrics and offer solutions based upon systems and processes that are imperative when seeking success within their company.
EDUCATION: Members of peer learning groups comment on the ongoing development of their soft skills, which immediately complement their occupational skills. This is an opportunity to experience time with local industry leaders and achievers who share insights, trends, challenges and solutions. Some skills must be learned outside of a classroom.
PERFORMANCE: Learning from actual experiences of peers instead of guesses and suggestions provides the confidence necessary in decision making and hence, the ability to contribute to an organization at a very high level.
CAMARADERIE: It’s no longer lonely at the top. Executives in these groups feel less isolated and create special bonds with their peers that are based on trust and empathy.
BEST PRACTICE SHARING: There’s no need to keep reinventing the wheel. There is always someone in the group who has perfected a process or is eager to share their lessons learned along the way. Discussions are open and candid with the desire to inspire others to create better practices and improved ways of operating.
If you would like more information regarding Peer Learning Groups offered here at CAI, please contact Jennifer Montalvo at 919-431-6093 or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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