We have all participated in training courses or workshops. Some of these have been helpful and useful in our everyday lives and others have seemed redundant and a waste of time. How often have we cheered or grumbled at being asked to participate in a training day?
The good news is that all training can be useful and applicable if the trainer keeps some simple tips in mind when developing and applying training. We all learn differently, but there are some truths about learning that can be applicable to most groups and can be tweaked to fit any training session.
WHAT STUDENTS LEARN
- What are some ways to help learners make connections
- How and why to write learning objectives
- Ways that adults learn and retain information
- Tips for following up after training
- Training tips
WHAT TOPICS ARE COVERED
- Strategies for stickiness
- Designing a program that will stick
- Teaching tips and tricks
- What method is stickiest?
- Following up
Five Strategies for Stickiness
Just as there are many types of students, there are many ways to make training stick for them. This session covers five of the most effective methods for stickiness.
Designing a Program That Will Stick
This session gives insight into how to lay the groundwork for the design of a training program that will stick, including how to build support for your program.
Teaching Tips and Tricks
This session takes the four steps in experiential learning and uses group discussion to draw out teaching tips and tricks.
What Method is the Stickiest?
A group activity leads learners through an exercise which illustrates which of the earlier mentioned five strategies is the stickiest for training.
Follow-up gives vital insight as to whether your training session is crafted correctly, if it sticks. Seven points of follow-up are covered here, along with the Buddy System and how to delegate follow-up.
Strategies for Taking Training Further
Mentorship is one way to take training further as well as having the trainee train others, both of these steps are looked at here.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.