Lesson 1) Intro
We all know that learning occurs at the edge of our comfort zones. When we got to 7th grade, they pushed us a little bit harder than in 6th grade, a good 201 class builds on the information we learned in the 101 class, etc. As trainers, our challenge is figuring out where that edge is for our participants, and then how to take them one step further.
Consider this: You’re getting ready to train a group on Online Campaign Strategy and you’ve just downloaded a set of trainers notes from the NOI Toolbox. Where should your prep start? With the needs assessment!
Every group you train is made up of individuals with unique learning styles and levels of experience with whatever you’re training them on. Additionally, every training has its own unique considerations such as the physical space, acoustics, amount of time you have, ect. The first step of any successful training should be teasing out these details and then using what you learn to determine where the edge of the groups comfort zone lays. Once you’ve figured that out, you can design a training that meets your participants where they are and builds their skills that one extra step.