Tip #401: Why Training Days Need to be Shorter

On November 21, 2011, Posted by , In curriculum design, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #401: Why Training Days Need to be Shorter

“Instant gratification takes too long.” Carrie Fisher

The mind can only absorb what the rear can endure. That philosophy should be a standard for training programs that last long enough to accomplish the training goal yet treat both participants and trainers in a kinder, more humane fashion.

Unfortunately, the powers that be who make the decisions about training content and length, particularly in technical areas, appear to be oblivious to the toll that long training days take on the participants’ mental and physical well being.

This is not, by the way, simply an indictment of technical training programs that are lecture-based. It doesn’t matter whether the training is lecture-based or participant-based, the end result of a training day that … Read the rest