4 Steps to Ensure Successful Cannabis Training

Ensure Success Of Your Cannabis Training Strategy

In today’s highly competitive cannabis industry, a highly skilled and motivated workforce is essential to meet your cannabis business goals and keep your organization ahead of the competition.

Innovative and immersive training that can engage dispensary employees and effectively address the identified gaps or upskill them are critical to the organization’s success.

To support the business in this endeavor, dispensary training teams are on a constant lookout to identify and implement new techniques and trends that will help them deliver a successful cannabis industry training strategy. Selecting the right approaches that can help employees perform better are vital for the success of your learning strategy.

Charting Your Cannabis Industry Training Strategy

As we know, a learning strategy helps define a clear roadmap to achieve the targeted learning and performance support goals for your cannabis business. It covers the actions required to meet the specified goals and has the measures to track the performance.

While the basic tenets of what a learning strategy should outline and accomplish haven’t changed over the years, the charting of the learning strategy has certainly become more complex. For instance:

There has been a rapid change in the way learners want to learn (evident in the transition of traditional eLearning to mobile learning).

You also have an added challenge of addressing the multi-generational workforce (this requires that the adopted learning strategies should resonate well with all diverse learner profiles).

This is not all; there is a wide spectrum of tools and technologies that you can pick from, but these keep changing year on year. So, which ones should you pick?

As a result, even if you have a well thought through learning strategy, many other aspects need to be taken care of so that its implementation can deliver the required results. Selecting the right eLearning trends to refine or enhance your learning strategy will certainly go a long way in helping you succeed.

Successfully Meet Your Learning Strategy

Step 1: Where Should You Start?

One of the first things you should do is to look at the last three (3) years of eLearning trends in the cannabis industry. A quick comparison will show which trends have delivered value and impact. You will also get to see which trends were talked about but didn’t pan out.

This is a great starting point for your cannabis business, as you now have a set of trends that are certainly worth your consideration.

Step 2: How To Validate The Trend?

While several trends are clearly delivering the required value, the next step is their suitability in the context of your cannabis business. For instance, within the mobile cannabis training solutions, there are two (2) flavors:

Mobile-Friendly or Adaptive Format:

These courses can be used on mobile devices, but they are not optimized for them. However, they run across the spectrum of devices learners may opt for (laptops/desktops to smartphones and tablets). The courses do not adapt dynamically to the viewable area (for instance, they would shrink in the portrait mode on a smartphone). Also, the learning interactions are aligned to laptops/desktops rather than the way learners access information on smartphones.

Mobile-First or Responsive Format:

Here, the designs are dynamic and respond to adjust to the viewable area of each device (from laptops/desktops to smartphones and tablets). The learning interactions are optimized for mobile devices.

Which of these should you opt for, or if you are currently using the adaptive format, should you look at the responsive format? The answer lies in how the content is likely to be consumed. If your users are on the move and will pick up training predominantly on the go, you should look at the responsive design.

Otherwise, the adaptive format works. The world is abuzz with microlearning; should you move your entire training to this format? Not quite; several trainings would still require the format when the granularity of the microlearning format may make the learning experience rather disruptive.

This crucial process helps you validate if your needs match the selected trend. It also helps you validate which of these trends will address your requirements optimally and must be part of your learning strategy.

Step 3: Which Trends Should Be Adopted?

Look for the following five (5) aspects to ensure the success of your cannabis business’ learning strategy:

Keep the learners engaged.
Ensure knowledge acquisition happens.
Facilitate the application of the acquired learning on the job.
The desired performance gain and Return-on-Investment (or ROI) occur.
A positive ROI on training spend is established.

Based on this compass, they identify which trends can help them achieve success and you can use these cues to determine which of the trends should be adopted or updated in your cannabis industry training strategy.

Step 4: Successful Implementation Of Training Strategy

Even if you researched and arrived at the right set of trends, you have validated their relevance in the context of your cannabis business; yet, successful implementation hinges on several other factors. Here are two (2) significant ones that have a direct bearing on successful outcomes:

Selection Of Partners:

The partners you choose (for the platform or for content development)

Even if you have existing partners, it may be a good idea to assess new partnerships that may be better aligned to your mandate.

Internal Focus On Tracking And Checkpointing:

Effective tracking and timely checkpointing of the following aspects will go a long way in a successful implementation of your learning strategy.

Accurate Training Needs Analysis (or TNA):

Piloting new initiatives and using their feedback to update or refine the learning designs.
Change management initiatives (as you adopt radically different approaches).
Focus group testing (for validation of training effectiveness and impact).
ROI determination and using the results to fine-tune the way forward.
The process of crafting a learning strategy is a tough one, and its successful implementation is even tougher. Adopting the right trends is a significant aspect that can certainly help you succeed in this endeavor.

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Dr. Harmony’s Recommended Ethical Non-Monogamy Reading for Professionals

Dr. Harmony’s Recommended Ethical Non-Monogamy Reading for Professionals


ETHICAL NON-MONOGAMY

Ethical Slut, Dossie Easton and Cathrine A. Liszt (Greenery Press, 2004). This book is a philosophical and practical handbook for those who are interested in exploring theca non- monogamy.
       
Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, Tristan Taormino (Cleis Press, 2008). This book is an introduction to the concept of open relationships discussed the difficulties and benefits of this exploration for couples.
         
Polyamory and Pregnancy, Jessica Burde (2013). A guide for bringing a new life into a polycule.
         
The Polyamory Handbook: A User’s Guide, Peter J. Benson (Authorhouse, 2008). This is a practical and philosophical guide to engaging in polyamorous relationships.
         

Power Circuits: Polyamory in a Power Dynamic, Raven Kaldera (Alfred Press, 2010). This book is a practical guide in how to maneuver both polyamory and power exchange relationships.
       
Swinging for Beginners: An Introduction to the Lifestyle, Kaye Bellemeade (New Tradition Books, 2008). This book is a fantastic introduction for anyone interested in trying out swinging.
       
What Does Polyamory Look Like?: Polydiverse Patterns of Loving and Living in Modern Polyamorous Relationships, Mim Chapman (iUniverse.com, 2012). This book is an examination of polyamory culture, polyamory movement, and the modern views of open relationships.
       

COMMUNICATION IN RELATIONSHIPS

Difficult Conversations, Doug Stone (Penguin Books, 2000). The book is one of the best resources for combatting anxiety-provoking conversations. It provides tools and strategies for individuals who struggle with having emotional conversations.        
  Getting to Yes, Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton (Penguin, 1991). This book is an excellent negotiation resource. It gives the fundamentals and tactics for negotiation and introduces the concepts of need vs. Principle.
     

The Jealousy Workbook: Exercises and Insights for Managing Open Relationships Kathy Labriola (Greenery Press, 2013). This is a good practical resource for couples and individuals who are struggling with jealousy.

       
The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships, John Gottman and Joan DeClaire (Harmony, 2002). This book is an introduction to the research, science and practical understand of what makes relationships successful and how to better communicate.

Ask a Sexpert

Does it feel awkward bringing up safe sex to your partner(s)? 





How do I choose the right condom for me?

First Check the Lable…

Make sure to read the condom label to check if it is FDA-approved for use against unplanned pregnancy and STDs. According to FDA regulations, anything that “sufficiently resembles” a condom must comply with FDA standards including novelty condoms, like those that glow in the dark or are flavored. If condoms do not comply with these standards, they may not claim to be a contraceptive device.

Condoms also have an expiration date, make sure that your are using it BEFORE the date on the packaging.

Now Let Us Consider Size…



Did the sizing activity make you feel insecure? 







Now Let’s Discuss Material…

Latex Allergy?

What Tecture Does Your Penis Like?
What Strength Do You Need?
​​​​​​​How Hard Do You Want to Play?
How Long Do You Want To Last?

Non-latex Condoms
Non-latex condoms are ideal if you or your partner has an allergy to latex. These condoms are made from non latex materials such as polyurethane or lambskin. Non latex condoms are hypoallergenic and known for their natural feeling.

Do Your Sexy Parts Like It Slippery When Wet?

Personal Lubricants
Personal lubricants are a vital part of a healthy sex life. Find a wide selection of lubes including silicone, water-based, natural, vaginal, anal, flavored, and more. Lubricants can be used during intercourse, foreplay, desensitizing, and some are formulated to increase the likelihood of pregnancy.

Finally, Make Sure That We Protect All Our Body Parts During Sex!

“Nowadays, you can do anything that you want—anal, oral, fisting—but you need to be wearing gloves, condoms, protection.
― Slavoj Žižek

Dental Dams
Dental dams are thin pieces of latex or similar material that can be used to protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) during oral sex or rimming (anilingus). They come in the shape of a small square or rectangle and each piece should be used only one time.

How Effective Are Condoms?

According to PlannedParenthood.Org, Condoms are great at preventing both pregnancy and STDs. If you follow the instructions and use them every time you have vaginal, anal, or oral sex, there’s very little chance of pregnancy, or getting or giving an STD. 

 

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The Polyamory Handbook

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“We need never be ashamed of our tears.” Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

The Polyamory Handbook: A User’s Guide

Author: Peter J. Benson
Pages: 392
Category: Health & Fitness
Publisher: Authorhouse
Publication Date: 2008
Signed? No
First Edition? No

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Description
You’ve probably heard of polyamory-expanded loving relationships, done openly and honestly. Maybe you’ve had caring feelings for someone else even though you love your spouse or partner as deeply as always. Maybe you’re single; you want a committed relationship with someone; but you don’t want to give up the freedom to date others with integrity. Maybe you and your spouse or partner already live a polyamorous lifestyle-but sometimes you aren’t sure how to proceed. Maybe the two of you would like to bring a third partner, or more, into your hearts and home as a triad, quad, etc., but you aren’t sure how to go about it. Maybe you are already a family of three, four, or more, but the complex interpersonal dynamics threaten to overwhelm you. In these pages you’ll find guidance about-Ø what polyamory is and is not; Ø communication, conflict resolution, and emotional growth; Ø ethical considerations; Ø sexual hygiene; Ø children; Ø wills, discrimination, and legal hassles; and much more. Whether you are well experienced with polyamory, or new at it, or curious about it, you’ll find answers here, all conveniently arranged in numbered sections for easy reference. The author has had many decades of experience living various forms of polyamory, including in a multi-adult household, in a polyamorous couple, and as a secondary. He is co-founder of three local polyamory groups and has led workshops at various polyamory conferences.
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Sex Coaching

Sex coaching is for those who are single or in healthy relationships who are looking to explore their sexuality and expand their sexual knowledge.

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Sex Coaching

Sex coaching is for those who are single or in healthy relationships who are looking to explore their sexuality and expand their sexual knowledge.

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Kink Aware Therapy

A therapist who is Kink Aware recognizes that BDSM, Polyamory, Swinging and other alternative sexual and lifestyle practices are part of the normal sexual spectrum and is able to distinguish healthy sexual play from non-consensual abuse. Kink Aware Therapists (KAT) have additional postgraduate training about alternative sexual expression via, books, articles, continuing education, seminars, websites, etc. KATs are aware what constitutes safe and unsafe play (acknowledging of course that different people have different standards for that). KATs are aware of the roles and role expectations of those who participate in alternative sexual expression lifestyles. Patsy Evans has been an active advocate and Kink Aware Professional for the alternative lifestyle communities for more than a decade. She is also a public speaker and activist for the sex positive culture and freedom movement.

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Kink Aware Therapy

A therapist who is Kink Aware recognizes that BDSM, Polyamory, Swinging and other alternative sexual and lifestyle practices are part of the normal sexual spectrum and is able to distinguish healthy sexual play from non-consensual abuse. Kink Aware Therapists (KAT) have additional postgraduate training about alternative sexual expression via, books, articles, continuing education, seminars, websites, etc. KATs are aware what constitutes safe and unsafe play (acknowledging of course that different people have different standards for that). KATs are aware of the roles and role expectations of those who participate in alternative sexual expression lifestyles. Patsy Evans has been an active advocate and Kink Aware Professional for the alternative lifestyle communities for more than a decade. She is also a public speaker and activist for the sex positive culture and freedom movement.

Chronicles of Harmony 

Today is 8mg Methotrexate day, and it’s the junior prom of my eldest child and my bonus daughter, his girlfriend of 2 years. None of the members of our polycule ever got the romanticized “traditional prom experience,” thus, collaborating with BD’s mom, we have been jumping through hoops and living vicariously through our kiddos with the excitement and innocence of this epic experience.

Its been so interesting watching these two awkwardly try to find fun in trying on expensive dresses and looking at limousines, neither of which actually matter to our kids. Both of them would have been fine to go in clothes they already have and really just wanted to have dinner and Uber over.  Funny how we all have been working too hard at making the experience perfect, that we failed to realize, that their vision of perfect was based on the values we raised them with and not the idea of prom that we had been feeling like we missed out on all these years.

For these kids, it’s all about their quality time together. They are excited to go have sushi, see some friends and come home to put on lounge clothes and watch a movie. The two of them have been so great about humoring all of us and I think they are amused at watching their parents being completely dorky about the entire situation. At the same time, they have saved their siblings from the torture of our projection, as I know moving forward that we will ask the kids what they want for their experience and enjoy watching each of them be different. What is
really satisfying about this portion of the journey, is that we all worked
hard, together as a village, to create the space where our children not only have the freedom to make the choice for their experiences but that we all, as a team, are able to offer them the experiences they desire which I suppose is the goal of many parents.

Now for the part that is the reason why our children will need lifelong therapy.

Earlier this week, we received notification that there was an “alternative” non-school sponsored prom going on this very same evening at a venue that is walking distance from our downtown townhome. Last night, while having a gurl pedicure night with BD and her mom, she told us all about it. The school-sponsored prom is being heavily monitored and there will be security. This is of course due to
the epidemic of school violence currently plaguing this culture. But,
apparently a gaggle of students collectively fundraised and are having a
student-sponsored event at a venue with less supervision, drugs, sex, and that certainly not what we want our kids doing on prom night.

We asked our kids, why did you choose to go to the school prom vs. the other prom. Again, both kids separately told us, why would we want to be at a place where we would not have any fun? We want to enjoy our time together then come home and snuggle watching a movie. We would also probably spend the whole night taking care of someone else.

How is it that “WE” raised such boring and well-put-together kids? It has been a joy to watch. Now, in the midst of all this healthy family stuff, we developed a fun plan to wear go pro cameras, dress the prom part, and crash the alternative prom. We wonder, will it be this, epic event we all hope it will be.

Let me tell you, this plan was so epic, that it was made to be the next blockbuster summer comedy starring people like Jennifer McCarthy, Bill Hader, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Lesley Jones, and a few others which we are still in debate. Melissa McCarthy is a total must because we were totally bringing in this friend of ours who is a total Doppelganger for her and of course. In fact, I had planned to send an emergency text to all The Turtles, my kinkster event planners, and as many of the prom parents as I could. The x generation parents crashing the alternative prom of the i-generation. We had visions of Tom Hanks’s Bachelor
Party Movie meets Animal House but with a twist of Sons of Anarchy. I mean we had people willing to wear their furry costumes, leather pony regalia, and a St. Andrew’s cross. Our goal was to turn the alternative prom into something that liked a Folsom Street event during pride week.

Then the sun went down, and we got all caught up in a new Netflix Series. We finally concluded that everyone attending that event that we were not facilitating are probably minors and we decided that was just an expensive and embarrassing legal event waiting to happen. So, instead, we became the lame geeky parents that we are and hacked on the couch while we continued our Netflix series. We also bought tickets to Blockers with our close friends in order to live the experience vicariously through Hollywood., exactly where it belongs when you are over 40.

 

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