A training session can be fun and highly effective if the right techniques to used for teaching.
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You have certain goals that you want to achieve from a training session, the primary one being to improve the work and the life of trainees by providing them with knowledge. To achieve your training goals, you need to use effective techniques to enhance learning.
Adjusting to the Needs of the Trainees
Each trainee has a different learning need. Although it is impossible to customise a training session according to every individual’s needs, you can pick up common characteristics of the trainees and make appropriate adjustments to your training. For example, if the trainees are older, you may not want to include many activities that are physically exerting. For a younger group of trainees, you may pick examples from their generation that will hold their attention.
A training session can be customised based on age, gender, industry, background and culture. A customised training session allows better engagement of trainees, leading to quick learning.
Achieving Goals during Training
Keeping certain goals to be achieved during the length of a training session and achieving them as the training progresses is a good method to keep up the enthusiasm of the trainees. For example, you may place a challenge before the trainees at the beginning of a training session, and then, as they gain new knowledge, you may ask them to meet that challenge.
Such small goals within a training session will instantly, even before the completion of a training session, show the trainees how their learning is helping them to accomplish tasks.
Making it Interactive
A training session where the participants interact with each other brings forth new ideas, builds rapport among the trainees and creates a dynamic environment for meaningful exchanges. Interaction also helps trainees to feel comfortable and stay attentive at all times.
Including short interactive sessions during the training help to break monotony, encourage exchange of ideas, and builds enthusiasm for learning. Trainers can gain much from allowing trainees to make exchanges among themselves, even if it is for a short period of time.
Rewarding the Trainees
You may reward the trainees during a training session through appreciation, declaring winners, or providing a token of appreciation for excellence such as extra points during a game.
It is important to keep the rewards small because you do not want to develop an unhealthy atmosphere of competitiveness among the trainees. The rewards must not make the other trainees feel smaller or less capable. Instead, a reward must be such that it develops team spirit and goodwill among the trainees.
Trainers can make a substantial difference to the quality of their training by using effective techniques for building the right training environment, meeting the needs of the trainees, and providing an experience that will stay with the trainees for long.
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