While good training provides what the learners demand, excellent training determines and fulfils what the learners need now and in the future.
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As a trainer, you understand learner’s requirements from experience. There are certain basic requirements that all learners have such as having a competent trainer to train them, superior quality of the content being taught, and good training facilities. Even though you must ensure that all the basic requirements of learners are met, there are certain factors that make a training session exceed learner expectations.
A trainer must recognise that the learner is just with him/her for a short duration of time and might not have expert help available afterwards. Therefore, a trainer must provide the participants tools and techniques to further improve their skills and knowledge on their own after the training session is over. Your job as a trainer is not complete till you have ensured that each participant has fully gained the skills that s/he joined the training course for.
You can promote self-sufficiency in learners by telling them about the benefits of continuous self-study and learning that will help them to retain the knowledge and skills developed during the training session.
Not every participant is confident about his/her abilities. Some may even be comprehensive about facing other participants and/or the trainer. Each participant will be different, but each one of them will respond well to encouragement.
Learning is difficult especially if the topic of study is new. If you encourage the participants and make them believe that they can easily master the topic(s), it will provide them with the confidence to participate more in the class and retain information better.
Feedback is very important to let a learner know where they stand, but it must be given very carefully, as negative feedback may demoralise a learner. When providing feedback, you may cushion the impact of a negative feedback by providing positive feedback with it.
Choose your words carefully when you provide criticism. For instance, instead of saying ‘You are not participating in the class at all’, it is better to say ‘I would love to know what you think about . . .’Rather than pointing out mistakes, it is productive to focus on the resolution.
Assimilating Cultural Differences
Every class has certain dynamics. You need to quickly identify the dynamics of a class and fine tune your training accordingly. If you have details about the students such as their educational and cultural background, job profile, age, etc. you can plan your training session well in advance to suit trainees needs.
If you have participants from different cultures, you need to ensure that they understand your speech properly. Also, you will need to make extra effort to bridge any communication gaps due to cultural differences among the participants. Taking care of these special needs will make your training session not good, but exceptional.
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