Friday, April 1, 2011
Empower the trainer-Give her wings and a few claws too!
"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." -Vince Lombardi http://www.vincelombardi.com/ I have often seen that training is trainer's baby and it her onus to prove the legitimacy of her baby! Others are there to suggest DNA tests! Trainers who are real trainers spend 5 to 20 times more time and effort pondering and preparing, against the training duration of that program. While the trainer shall be quite sensible and sensitive about the title and the profile of the audience, she must get rights to decide the ground rules and provide objective feedback to participants in general and in particular to individuals who did not or could not sync up with the objectives of the training by acting and behaving in a way absolutely against the motion, ethics and integral values of the program. Training is a test of a trainer and equally it is a test of the participants to wrest the best out of the training, trainer and cumulative experience of the audience. Unfortunately training either becomes a high pedestal preaching or a low level arm-wrestling arena. Giving a few wings to the trainer is the encouragement and support that she might need from the participants in the form of being inquisitive, assertive and participative in the session. While wings set the learning environment in a symbiotic set-up, claws control the behavior and the mind-set of up-setting and rocking the boat. In all cases, a constructive feedback form given to participants as well as the trainer will help management get the big-picture perspective, that shall help decide the wave of change and collective learning. Please take the survey pasted below to help me design the best possible Trainer's feedback form that trainer will fill. http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22C67NYNN3T/