3 Tips for Selecting Trainers It takes more than being a SME (subject matter expert) to be a great trainer. Having information down cold is an important attribute of a good trainer, but it’s just the beginning. Trainers with “the edge” are continuously reading the room, engaging participants, managing time, and checking for knowledge transfer.
It’s prime time to be conducting needs assessments to plan meaningful learning & organizational development initiatives for the coming year. Here are three tips for crafting thoughtful questions that will get to the heart of what you need to know. 1. Inquire at all levels Use surveys, focus groups and interviews to seek information from
Have you ever been in a training, on either side of the podium, and realized that the participants are not getting what the trainer is talking about? If you are the one in the front of the room, it’s your job to make sure everyone is following you. An effective means of doing this is
The best trainers certainly have excellent presentation skills. However, presenting is just one element of effective training. Simply put, training is the transfer of knowledge. But how do you know if the transfer of knowledge occurred? Using both types of knowledge checks, embedded and post check, ensures that learners are following you along the way, and
New Hire Onboarding and Orientation ~ Sometimes these words are used interchangeably, but they are distinctly different. This article explains the difference, and the benefits of each. Definitions New Hire Orientation is a training event that may take anywhere from two hours to multiple days. It is typically a classroom experience where new hires meet people