If we think back to some of the life changing decisions we’ve made, invariably, we think of the person who influenced us to make that decision. In the early part of our lives, it was probably a teacher. As we grew older and started making a mark on society, it was someone else who trained us, and made us effective at our contributing our bit to our organization.
Every trainer has at least one memory of a person walking over to him/her a couple of days after a training session, and sharing their story of how the programme changed their life. The hallmark of a good trainer, apart from everything else, is the capability to change the lives of the people they train.
Trainers have their own style and individuality while training. Honing these skills consistently for a trainer is a very important undertaking – something that could determine the success or the failure. Most good trainers depend on this for success.
For a truly successful trainer – one who has managed to change many lives, the rules of the game change a bit.
Training a group of people is never just about content, delivery and individual style. A lot more goes on in those six hours at the training venue. A successful trainer is able to see this, and consciously able to adapt to the needs of the group, rather than an unnecessary emphasis on just a couple of elements.
After doing a lot of research and deconstructing more than a thousand training programs, we have come to realize that there are in fact, 9 key elements that could make a life changing training programme.
Three of these elements are:
(i) Presentation Dynamics – factors that ensure that participants are engaged through the training programme, while the trainer effectively gets his point across.
(ii) Understanding requirements by asking the right questions- from the team manager for strategic oversight, and the individual participants. There’s nothing worse than focusing on presentation skills in a sales training session, when the true challenge for the team has been a large sales pipeline, with plateauing sales. Doing an extraordinary sales skills workshop with an emphasis on presentation skills might end up with you getting fantastic reviews, but very little real world benefit!
(iii) Training Design - Building effective content needs quite a bit of planning on the training design itself. A well designed training programme should have elements of sharing new information, relevance of this new information, and the impact it is likely to have on the participant’s day to day activities, transforming this information into actionable activities for the participant, and reinforcement.
Good trainers change few lives during the course of their training career. Great trainers change a thousand lives – wouldn’t you agree?
Making this change requires some effort -are you ready to make that transition yet?
The Bodhih bandwagon lands in New Delhi on August 7th to empower good trainers to have them change a thousand lives through their training programmes.
Here’s how you can be a part of it.
To Register: http://bodhihworld.com/register-for-train-the-trainer/