Program Overview: We recently conducted a program for the training team of a large French IT Company. The audience was the internal training team that largely conduct Technical training for team members across different locations in India and even for Onshore teams. The challenges identified during the course of the Training Need Identification were:
- Keeping Participants engaged during long Technical training’s, that sometimes stretch up-to 3 days
- How to make the best use of the Technology tools available to make training interactive?
- Changing the training format from a monologue to a dialogue by effectively using Adult Learning Principles
- How do you ensure learning happens, even while training large groups?
Shradha HRD Solution: The group of Facilitators that were a part of this program had all been facilitating for 10-15 years and were Subject Matter Experts in their individual domains. What was important for us was to help them facilitate more effectively, especially while training large group sizes.
The program was held virtually using the same technology that the participants used to train. This ensured that they had an actual feel of how to implement the learnings from the program, real time. The idea was that the program should be hands on and experiential as opposed to theoretical.
The Key areas covered during the program were:
- Applying Adult Learning Principles to make learning more retentive
- Using Visual Aids effectively
- Integrating simple activities & techniques and Making Virtual training engaging
- Sensitization to best practices of Non Verbal Communication and Body language to make training come alive
Considering that we were working with a team of very experienced facilitators that had already been conducting so much training virtually, the response we received to the program was simply outstanding. We had participants fully engaged for the entire 8 hours of the program & they felt that they had tangible take-away they could implement in their training programs.
A Train the Trainer program is always special because you are training peers, in a sense. We thoroughly enjoyed, creating and delivering this intervention.