Tip #339: Five Content Mistakes That Trainers Make – And How to Avoid Them

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“An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject and how to avoid them.” Werner Karl Heisenberg

Whether you are a new or seasoned trainer, there are five mistakes you should avoid when you design your training programs.

 Mistake #1. Not conducting a training needs assessment. Make sure that you know who your participants will be, why they will be attending, and what they are supposed to know or be able to do when they leave the training. Otherwise, you may end up providing the wrong training to the wrong people, wasting everyone’s time.

Mistake #2. Not identifying the desired level of learning. The fallback instructional method for trainers tends to … Read the rest