Tip #725:  The Science of Training: Part Two

On June 11, 2018, Posted by , In learning, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #725:  The Science of Training: Part Two

“Best way to respect learners: Use techniques that research has proven to work. Help people reach their goals without wasting their time.” Cathy Moore

Mary Hoddy,  UW Academic Staff Emerita, Facilitator and Consultant, offered this information during a train the trainer program and I thought it was so perfect I should share it with you.

It is a table titled The Science of Training: A Summary. It shows what needs to happen before the training, during the training and after the training. It was published by Global Learning Partners and is a summary of research published by Eduardo Salas, Scott Tennenbaum, Kurt Kraiger and Kimberly Smith-Jentsch: The Science of Training and Development in Organizations: What Matters in Practice. … Read the rest

Tip #574: Train the Trainer for Two Participants

On June 22, 2015, Posted by , In presentation, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #574: Train the Trainer for Two Participants

“No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things.” Channing Pollock

I recently had the challenge of conducting a train the trainer program for two participants.

I feared that the learning experience would be less rich than it would be with a larger group. Much of the learning in any training program occurs during interactions between participants, both during the training and during breaks. Larger groups also generate much more dynamic energy than two individuals can possibly generate.

The small group would limit the number of perspectives that could be shared and the interpersonal learning that could occur. When … Read the rest