tips for trainingTips for Training provides tips for successfully managing a range of situations during delivery of training.

So whether you want to add variety to your training delivery, manage class room challengers, help people to retain learning or simply provide a warm welcome our tips for training series will help

Shrinking Human Attention Span

By |2020-08-10T17:23:15+00:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Learning Design, Tips for Training, Training and Development|Tags: , |

Shrinking Human Attention Span You probably won't get to the end of this article if the research about our shrinking human attention span being 8 seconds, has any substance, in fact I've already lost you...but my goldfish is still tuned in because it apparently has an attention span of 9 seconds. What a load of cod! [...]

Misplace Mistakes

By |2019-01-29T18:16:49+00:00August 4th, 2018|Categories: Learning Design, Tips for Training, Training and Development|Tags: , , |

Mistakes are the food of learning, provided we reflect on them and consciously consider the errors made.Trial and error learning involves activity in which a variety of responses to solve a task are tentatively tried and some discarded until the correct solution is found and our mistakes are replaced with correct responses. With no trial, there’s [...]

The power of positive questions

By |2020-01-16T18:16:42+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Facilitating Change Initiatives, Tips for Training, Training and Development|Tags: , |

Imagine the impact of transforming your team’s mindset from problems to possibilities, from blame to empathy, from opposition to collaboration; it is possible to transform your team through the power of positive questions using the principles and practices of Appreciative Inquiry. I have been using this technique with a team who I have been working with [...]

The Ladder of Inference

By |2017-01-05T10:29:10+00:00January 21st, 2015|Categories: Tips for Training, Training and Development|Tags: , |

The ladder of inference is a simple and yet insightful model that suggests our actions are determined via a causal loop of inference or opinion about a situation based upon a tiny piece of data, and occasionally an absence of data. We choose exclusively to tune into certain data and we ignore the wealth of supplementary [...]

Cost Effectiveness of Your Training Investment

By |2017-01-05T10:29:11+00:00May 24th, 2012|Categories: Human Resource Management, Tips for Training, Training and Development|Tags: , |

Training can be an expensive proposition, when you factor in all direct and indirect costs, training can quickly become a huge expense. Think about how much your company is investing in employee training and development and consider the effectiveness of your existing strategies for obtaining as high a return as possible on this investment. This article [...]

Transfer This Before You Purchase Training that makes No Difference

By |2017-01-05T10:29:11+00:00May 17th, 2012|Categories: Evaluating Training, Learning Design, Tips for Training, Training and Development|Tags: , , , |

Would you transfer funds from your account into an asset that does not enable you to measure its contribution to your business? That is effectively what you are doing when you send an employee on a training course without giving any thought to what you expect from your investment following the event. In the training and [...]

Tips for Trainers Managing the Classroom Challenger

By |2020-08-10T17:31:46+00:00May 8th, 2012|Categories: competency based courses and resources , Tips for Training, Training and Development|Tags: , |

Another article in the tips for trainers series...Imagine the scene, it’s the first day in front of a new group of people, this contract is important to you and you hope that your  training course will attract favourable reviews. You are both positive and confident.   You begin to describe the outcomes and benefits of the [...]

The TimeBoxing Technique for Learning Designers

By |2017-01-05T10:29:25+00:00November 23rd, 2010|Categories: Learning Design, spectrain, Tips for Training, Training and Development|Tags: , |

Designers of learning and development solutions frequently build learning solutions that have a prescribed time period and most designers, including myself, sub consciously chew over possible solutions and approaches to the blend of methodologies for days lost in the flow of artistic creation and exhaustive consideration of endless possibilities - it could go on for weeks on [...]

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