I have a fascinating conversation today with Jonathan Halls author of Confessions of a Corporate Trainer and we chatted about trainers need to rethink training effectiveness.
Whilst at the BBC, Jonathan led the Production Training division and was responsible for 58 staff and 250+ training contractors to support digital media production and workflows.
I asked Jonathan how we can flip things around from trainer centric learning to learner-centric learning and step back so that our clients become the centre of attention. Check it out now.More often than not, my training is about conversations. I ask people to tell me what's going on and we uncover solutions together. TWEET THIS
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Don’t follow a script
Jonathan says: I am loving breakout rooms. I don’t run training programs with PowerPoint as a general rule. More often than not, my training is about conversations. I ask people to tell me what’s going on and we uncover solutions together.
At the end of the day, the trainers who get results don’t follow a script or slides. The best trainers believe that people in the training session have their own ‘script’ and that they will tell us what they need.
Even if you think it’s your job to deliver a learning program, we can’t do the actual learning for our clients. For learning to take place, it has to take place in the mind of the learner and there are three key things we have to get them to do
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Take-aways you don’t want to miss
- How you get results outside of the classroom
- What the flipped classroom is
- Why you need to rethink how learning takes place
- What Jonathan means by the term extended classroom
- How you can get learners to think more for themselves
- What you should be telling learning stakeholders
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