The Legacee Academy

Skilled Practice: How To Boost Performance

  • 12-Dec-2016
  • 14-Jan-2017
  • A 6-Week On-Line Full Class With Instructor (Concentration: Skill-Based Learning)

Registration

  • This is just like taking a regular on-line class. Just sign-up and then wait for more information. If a particular class doesn’t have enough members to be run, you can ask for your money back or choose another type of delivery option on this page.
  • You can get access to a single course module in a Full Class if you would like. This is ideal for those who value independence — you won’t be bothered with much more than an occasional email. Self-paced Short Courses stay open for two weeks. However, you will need to let us know which module in the class you want access to by contacting: services@legaceeprime.com
  • It’s just like taking a class, but you don’t have an instructor and classmates. This is pure learning and you don’t have to waste your time replying to posts. Consequently, there are no grades. We do recommend that you do all readings, assignments and exercises however
  • The Dual-Track is a learning approach where in a two-week cycle, you learn content one-week and focus on application the next. You meet with your assigned course instructor at the start, weekly during delivery, and at the end. It’s at the end that we do a lessons learned review.
  • One meets with your assigned instructor at the beginning, weekly during delivery, and at the end. Each module, takes about two weeks to complete. The first week is dedicated to reading and understanding the content. The second week to practice and reflect on what was learned.
  • These are not priced because since the program is designed specifically for individuals for organizations. Contact us at: services@LegaceePrime.com
    for more information.

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A Full Class in the Skill-Based Learning Concentration

This is an applied class. This program presents a step-by-step format to enhance learning of complex skills. It includes a practice assignments designed to try out new skill development techniques.

Module 1. How To Practice: The Bare Essentials

“You can’t learn to swim by reading about it.” – Henry Mintzberg 

Youth with Violin by Giovanni Martinelli, oil on canvas, ca. 1640-1650

People continually underestimate the importance of practice. In many corporate settings, the trainer or seminar leader provides training but typically leaves little time for development. The importance of practice cannot be underestimated.

Skills cannot be build without it. Practice can be physical, but it doesn’t have to be. It can be mental as well.

Module 2. Enhancing Your Practice: How to Use Visualization and Guided Imagery

“Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control events.” undefined Andrew Carnegie

AnAntonio de Pereda (1611–1678) : The Knight’s Dream
Mental practice is as powerful as physical practice in building skills. Despite its importance, few understand how to use the mind to build skills. This directly results in a tremendous loss of corporate training dollars and a a huge indirect in terms of skills never developed and never perfected. Learn how to use mental imagery to more quickly develop skills and enhance the usefulness of training programs you attend.

It’s been known for years that visualization is a key factor in harnessing the healing factors lying untapped with the mind. The same can be said about its importance in building skills undefined its use accelerates the process of learning. But like all tools, one has to know how to use it. There are different types of imagery. Some is known as receptive–useful in both insight and creativity. Another type is known as programmed–a category helpful in skill development. Still other types of imagery are associated with certain types of states, for example such as transitioning between wakefulness and sleep.

Module 3. Enhance Your Practice: Using Reflection and Self-Monitoring

“The problem with the world is that the ignorant are cocksure and the wise are full of doubt.” undefined Betrand Russell

John William Godward (1861–1922): Idle Thoughts

It has long been known that feedback is an essential element of performance, but there is a real art in knowing to deliver it. One of the most difficult aspects of building a skill is to develop a sense of self-awareness during the practice phase. It is so difficult, that only the champions really know how it is done. However, without the development of this component skill, one really shows very little improvement in the skills we use the most.

Traditionally, feedback is something one can get from an expert who also posses good coaching skills. However, given the nature of the skills most of you are developing, you will mostly likely not have access to a good coach.

Sometimes a good friend can provide meaningful feedback and this is worth a try. If these two sources are not available, one has two other techniques: mindful practice and reflection. The assignment is going to be focus on the last two techniques.

Module 4. Enhancing Your Practice undefined Generating Internal Motivation

“Skill is nil without will.” undefined Judah ibn Tibbon, c. 1120-c.1190 Spanish physician and translation

Karl Briullov (1799–1852): Nun"s Dream

As Abraham Lincoln once remarked at a cabinet meeting, “If I knew what brand of whisky he [General Ulysses Grant] drinks, I would send a barrel or so to my other generals.” Motivation drives skill development. Unfortunately, many skill development efforts fail because those in it don’t address what how to motivate themselves properly. While we can solicit support from friends and family, champions understand they must develop the internal drive to keep going despite the many set-backs one will encounter. Divine the secrets of using internal and external consequences to increase internal motivation. In many cases, a few weeks is not enough time to really master a complex skill. One has to keep at it for years. On example is a foreign language or getting a black belt in Judo. To prevent giving up before the task is complete, one has to address the issue of motivation.


Image by Mutante. This board is symbolic of mastery of one of the most complex games known–a game that requires years of years of practice to be able to master it.

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