The slow disappearance of training manuals

The slow disappearance of training manuals

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Monica Keaveney mourns the slow disappearance of training manuals from more and more courses. She outlines the key reasons for using a manual and offers a few tips for designing…
Working on Presentation Skills

Working on Presentation Skills

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In her popular series that looks at the trials and tribulations of a trainer, Monica Murphy helps a group of engineers to acquire presentation skills. Giving a presentation is one of the…
Learning Styles: improving your training effectiveness

Learning Styles: improving your training effectiveness

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Brian Moore and Guy Flouch outline how to improve training effectiveness by developing a greater understanding of the different learning styles of trainees. Learning is the goal of training. As…
14 Laws of Adult Learning: Best practice for trainers

14 Laws of Adult Learning: Best practice for trainers

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Thinking of organising a training activity or game? Every trainer should know the 14 laws or principles, devised by Sivasailam ‘Thiagi’ Thiagarajan. Thiagarajan is the world’s foremost authority on interactive learning.…
ROI & training analysis: a step-by-step guide

ROI & training analysis: a step-by-step guide

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Is training paying its way in your organisation? Pat Collier looks at the thorny issue of return-on-investment – ROI – for training programmes. The need to justify the cost of training One of…
Marketing training services: Some ideas for trainers

Marketing training services: Some ideas for trainers

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Guy Flouch explores some of the basic concepts of marketing and demonstrates how they could usefully apply to marketing training programmes. A thankless task many trainers face is marketing the…
Training simulations: the value of immersive learning

Training simulations: the value of immersive learning

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David Newman of explains how experiential simulations, pitting competing teams against each other, offer powerful learning experiences. Survivor: the banker edition Imagine the latest weird twist on a TV reality…
Training needs analysis: what’s the best approach?

Training needs analysis: what’s the best approach?

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Jan Hills suggests taking a more positive approach to your training needs analysis, by focusing on the outcome rather than the problem. What is training needs analysis? A training needs analysis…
Real evaluation transforms organisations

Real evaluation transforms organisations

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Paul Kearns outlines how real evaluation can make a significant contribution to the evaluation of training effectiveness. Real evaluation is not about ‘happy sheets’, questionnaires or surveys. Arguments about return-on-investment…