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Training and Development Formats and Methods

The design and delivery of training rely on the needs assessment that is conducted to determine training topics and alignment of the topics with organizational strategy. Some important considerations regarding training design are:
i) What training methods will maximize participant understanding, considering how participants learn, who they are (audience needs), any barriers individuals or the group may have to learning the needed material, and how participants can best be motivated?
ii) In what format[s] (traditional methods, such as on-the-job, or electronically), will the training be delivered so it best serves the needs of the individual and the organization?

Consider your best workplace learning experience. Describe the training delivery method(s) used and identify the factors that contributed to making it an effective workplace learning experience. Then, consider your worst workplace learning experience. Describe the training delivery method(s) used and identify the factors that contributed to making it an ineffective workplace learning experience. Discuss what you would suggest to make each workplace learning experience more effective. Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words.

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A few overall considerations need to be taken into account at the start of the planning for training techniques such as the training goals for the session, which may be teaching of new skills or new techniques, or it can be better behaviour in the workplace, etc. Consider who are the participants, are they new employees, seasoned or upper management? Consider also the time allocated, resources and materials. The level of participants, their career or their skills and knowledge need to be considered in planning the activities they can do. For example, if they are teachers, they need techniques such as seminars for the new theories and then some workshops that will usually include teaching strategies and other methods.

There is a need to be able to apply what they learned right away. They also need to consider the learning styles, everybody (teachers and their students) can learn in different ways, such as most are kinaesthetic and need to do hands-on to incorporate their ...

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This response discusses overall considerations in planning a training session and factors that hinder effective training/learning. It suggests effective adult training methods and how to motivate participants into learning.

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