Creating Effective Training Activities
The learning process can be fun. It can be an inspirational event for people learning new tasks and capabilities for their job role.
Using workplace applications are essential to make the learning credible and real for the learner. The activities and tools the learner uses in the training environment must make real sense and allow the new skill to be transferred to the actual workplace, following the training.
Some creative and effective tools for trainers
-- Write some real life stories from experience as case studies
-- Use real workplace equipment to trial their skills
-- Prepare some photos from the workplace to make it real
-- Plan a worksite visit if handling some theory learning
-- Make a DVD of the skill(s) in the workplace
-- Ask your supplier(s) for samples to use in training
-- Invite an expert from the workplace as guest speaker
-- Develop a simulated environment with real (unused) equipment
-- Encourage the learners to write a play using the new skills
When workplace trainers take time to prepare their training sessions, learners gain valuable knowledge and find the transference of their skills to the real environment more comfortable.
Attend a workshop and learn some new methodologies to revamp the training materials.
Network with other trainers and explore some of their workable activities.
Subscribe to training journals and learn about new initiatives in the industry.