Call us today 1-800-223-2209
Email Us

Langevin's Train-the-Trainer Blog

How to Make Mandatory Annual Training Engaging and Successful

Posted by Paul Sitter on 6/18/18 8:00 AM

Make_Training_Engaging_And_Successful

Photo by: Kristi via Pixabay

Something that sends a chill up the spine of any trainer is the requirement to design or deliver a course that employees will see every year for their entire career. Sexual harassment in the workplace, hazardous materials handling, CPR training, HIPAA compliance, and so on. Perhaps more importantly, the training is often dreaded by the participants as well. They’re wondering, “Why do I have to attend exactly the same class I’ve gone to for the last 14 years?!”

Read More

Tags: instructional techniques, mandatory training

4 Techniques to Combat Negativity in Training

Posted by Jeff Welch on 5/21/18 8:00 AM

Address_Negativity_In_Training

Photo by: Robin Higgins via Pixabay

Negativity has no place in training. It can derail learning-based conversations and discussions. It can taint the experience for trainees who actually want to learn. A negative training environment can even block learning from occurring, which can have a detrimental impact on successful job performance.

Read More

Tags: facilitation skills, instructional techniques, instructor-led training

5 Timeless Training Concepts

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 5/7/18 8:00 AM

Methods_To_Teach_Adults

Source: Pixabay

I’m a big fan of working out and staying fit. At my local gym, I often notice exercise programs change frequently. One day they are offering cross-fit, a few months later they are offering fitness 360, a few months later they are offering fitness boot camp, and on and on. One fad fitness workout program after another. Who knew there were so many ways to keep fit!

Read More

Tags: facilitation skills, adult learning principles, instructional techniques, presentation skills, instructional design, technology and training, public speaking skills

5 Essential Steps to Create Questions that Ensure Learners “Get It”

Posted by James Summers on 4/2/18 8:00 AM

Questions_To_Help_Learners_Practice

Source: pxhere

Read More

Tags: instructional techniques

How to Overcome Feeling Like a Fraud—The Impostor Syndrome

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 3/19/18 8:00 AM

Overcome_Feeling_Like_a_Fraud—The_Impostor_Syndrome.jpeg

Photo by: Bruce Mars Via Pexels

I’ll admit I’ve been guilty of this one but, interestingly enough, I’m not alone. It seems many people feel fraudulent in their professions. Two psychologists, Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes, came up with the term “Impostor Syndrome” back in 1978. It’s a feeling of “phoniness in people who believe they are not intelligent, capable or creative despite evidence of high achievement.” Instead of feeling worthy, they feel undeserving, as if a mistake has been made. Despite being experts in their field, they feel it’s only a matter of time before they are found out for who they really are—impostors with limited skills and abilities.

Read More

Tags: instructional techniques

6 Instructional Techniques to Keep Your Training On Track

Posted by Paul Sitter on 8/15/16 8:00 AM

instructional_techniques_training_on_track.jpg

 

A question that takes your training session off-track can be like a run-away train or like going down the rabbit hole in Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. How can an instructor avoid this experience? Well, you may find these six instructional techniques useful:

Read More

Tags: instructional techniques

5 Habits to be a Hit as a Trainer!

Posted by Linda Carole Pierce on 8/8/16 8:00 AM

5_habits_to_be_a_hit_as_a_trainer.jpg

 

Tied to many of our first-time experiences are a myriad of emotions that range from fear to pure joy and exhilaration. One of the participants in a recent course I delivered shared her concern and fear around having to roll out a course for the very first time.  She wasn’t a subject-matter expert and was given very little time and resources to prepare. The reality is that this story is not unusual.
Read More

Tags: instructional techniques, tips-for-trainers, instructional design

5 Instructional Techniques to Create a Training Masterpiece

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 5/23/16 8:00 AM

instructional_techniques_training_masterpiece.jpg

 

I love to bake. The thing about baking is that you must include quality ingredients in just the right proportions, and in just the right way, for the recipe to come out perfectly. If you slip up in the building process, your dessert could end up being a disaster! When we design and deliver training we must use the same principles that a pastry chef uses. We must include all of the right elements for our training and in just the right amounts for a successful course and satisfied learners!

Read More

Tags: instructional techniques, tips-for-trainers

Top 3 Question Types for your Trainer’s Toolkit

Posted by Jeff Welch on 5/2/16 4:00 AM


As a corporate trainer, I learned very early in my career the many benefits of asking thought-provoking questions while delivering a course. Asking questions helps keep participants engaged. A good question can encourage classroom participation. Lastly, a question and answer session allows you, the trainer, to check the understanding of your participants.

Read More

Tags: instructional techniques, tips-for-trainers

How to Keep Your Training Skills Sharp

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 4/4/16 4:00 AM


There are many things in life that require a tune-up periodically to ensure consistent performance. For example, I have to tune up my car, bicycle, and heating system. Almost everything breaks down over time but professionals help us prolong the life of our vehicles and other possessions. Well, trainers can also break down over time if we’re not careful. Instructor burnout is a real problem especially if we conduct too many training sessions mixed with constant travel.

Read More

Tags: instructional techniques

About this Blog

Our very own world-class course leaders share their experiences, tips, best practices, and expertise on virtual training, instructional design, needs analysis, e-learning, delivery, evaluation, presentation skills, facilitation, and much more!

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts