Tag Archives: Train the trainer

Know how to reward

People learn for different reasons – whether it is for personal development, to get a qualification or a better job, to meet other people, or simply for the love of learning. Most adult learners are intrinsically motivated by their personal goals and needs. However, the importance of extrinsic motivation should not be underestimated, particularly when [...]

Why bother training?

In my opinion, this is a stupid and short-sighted approach for any successful business.  Try calculating the cost of ignorance in the workplace plus the cost and time having to recruit new staff. A poorly trained work force will eventually lead to poor performance and may result in costly mistakes. One cannot expect a person [...]

How to better connect with adult learners

It makes sense that the experiences we have in school as children can often dictate how we feel about and approach learning as adult learners later on in life. If we had negative classroom experiences as children, it’s far more likely that we’ll try to avoid attending adult training programmes, or at least enter them [...]

Effective training requires good evaluation

When I was first promoted into a management level position in 1991, I recall the fear I felt – I had never managed people before. I had been promoted to Marketing Manager and was responsible for new member acquisition, the development of all communication material and advertising, plus customer retention. Where would I start? Although [...]

Dealing with learning resistance

You know the look – arms crossed and slouched in the seat and maybe even a furrowed brow. You wonder if you’re going to be dealing with a silent resister or will he pounce at the first thing with which he disagrees?  Is he going to freely share his negative opinions with others in his [...]

Relationship between training and employee performance

What is the link between learning needs analysis and business needs?   How can you anticipate the training that may be required to meet the future demands of the business? How can the training professional ensure that the needs of the business are reflected in an organisation’s learning and development plan? Managers have different views of [...]