Tip #37: Decide how to handle differences of opinion when co-training

On August 8, 2004, Posted by , In presentation, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #37: Decide how to handle differences of opinion when co-training

The third category to consider when co-training is to decide how differences of opinion between the trainers will be handled.

Do:

Treat each other with professional respect. Possible options include any combination of the following:

  1. Write down disagreements for later mutual discussion;
  2. Wait until the end of the day, when you debrief the entire session together;
  3. Defer to the other trainer;
  4. Let the issue drop, if it’s not very important;
  5. Bring the matter to the other members if there is a core training group, for resolution and consistency in future presentations;
  6. Agree to disagree; and/or
  7. If the issue is significant, discuss it with the other trainer during a break to see if s/he agrees that one of you should make
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