I had the chance to be a guest during the last Learning Reimag!ined on the 23rd of February 2021.
Learning Reimag!ned is lead by Christopher Lind. He provides a safe space for professionals in Learning and Development to ask questions about a challenge they are facing.
I had the opportunity to ask a question to three experts in Learning and Development: Kason Morris, Matthew Brown and Christopher Lind himself. They asked me few questions before sharing their ideas and suggestions to improve my trainings.
My question was: How to adapt a training to a group of people with various background, age and interests?
I give a change management training to professionals looking for a job in Germany. Each group I train is very different. It is then difficult to find activities that satisfy individual needs.
You can watch the video to find out the advice I received. https://youtu.be/Dr1UIjVU9-c
For those, who do not have the time to watch the video. Here is my key learning:
- Use group segmentation to create sub-groups for activities
- Ask participants to share their understandings of the topic.
- Let the participants be the source of knowledge
- The role of the trainer is to facilitate learning not to know everything.
Those advice will help me create more user centered trainings. My goal is to transform participants into active actors of the learning experience.
What is important for you in a training?