|Tips on Planning
a Successful Training Event
to make the best of your training investment, so here are some things I
have found helpful in planning a successful training event.
your objectives. These need to be realistic and in
a date that works with the most people. For more
information on booking a training date, see Tips
on Booking a Training Date.
try to cram too much information into one day. People
have a built-in information tolerance level. Once you exceed that
level, you've lost them!
for people to have freedom from daily workloads. People
should be able to attend all training sessions without being called out
to solve problems. In addition, if people have to work overtime to
compensate for time missed due to training, this takes away from the
effectiveness of training.
try to pace the course too quickly. Allow enough time
for questions and exercises.
attention to physical needs. This applies to noise
levels, room temperature, lighting, breaks, the number of people in the
room, etc. Personal comfort is a major factor
in effective training!
a qualified instructor. You can have the greatest topic
and best outline in the world, but if the instructor is nervous or
boring you might as well be reading a book.
sure the materials are current and have enough detail to support the
course after the training. Also, make sure the
materials are clear (you can read the illustrations) and allow enough
room to take notes.
your objectives to the instructor. The instructor goes
from place to place and might even not remember where he or she was
last week. Make sure you have in writing what you want to emphasize or
de-emphasize in the training session.
a way to contact the instructor with follow-up questions.
A good instructor will be happy to answer questions after the course.
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