- The easiest way to plan your training is to go low tech. Pick 3 different colored sticky notes: one color for theory, one color for activity, and one color for other.
- Once all the information is written on the sticky notes, categorize them by must know, need to know, nice to know.
- Draw a scheduling matrix listing each of the days of training. Place the post-its or cards on the days starting with must know.
- Add times on the scheduling matrix and rearrange your sticky notes using the percentages listed in November 7, 2013 blog; don’t forget lunch breaks, brain breaks, and feedback time.
- Remember that learners’ attention spans is around 10 minutes, and learners bodies are not made for sitting; they should be allowed to get up move around every 30 minutes.
When training with teams, match new presenters with veteran trainers and remind them of the following key elements:
- Report negatives and positives back to the team leader
- Minor mistakes, gaffes, etc. stay between the team members
- The team should agree on or accept team decisions on training content and schedules
- Plan time each day for team feedback (giving it and receiving it)
CITE: Kagan, L. (2007). Dynamic Trainer! San Clemente. CA. Kagan Publishing Company