Practical tips for training development
Developing training is so much more than finding the right format to present the content. I still remember the first time my manager asked me to develop a full day of training and deliver it for two consecutive weeks. Although I had never done anything like it, I thought: If he thinks I can do this, then I’ll give it a go. And I loved it (and was exhausted afterwards).
I quickly learnt that presenting the content is the most visible part of training, but that a bespoke course starts with a good training design. A well thought out training design will make your delivery an enjoyable experience instead of an exercise in controlling your nerves and a struggle to keep the attendees’ attention. Training is all about how the trainer encourages interaction among learners and engagement with the content. Let me share some practical tips with you about what you need to think of when you start designing and developing training.