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Training: Not what and how – but where?

A lot of time is necessarily invested in what workers are trained on and the associated methodology (the “how”) but it is my experience that not much thought is given to where the training is conducted.

I am not talking about location, capacity, amenities, natural light or cost – I am talking about how, by taking your troops into the right training environment, you are far more likely to achieve desired learning objectives.

These are my 5 key reasons why the correct choice of venue will provide a higher return on your training dollar:

1. The training needs to be memorable for the information to be retained. Hence the more memorable the location, the better your chances the information will stick.

2. Training should serve as a pattern interrupt – it is no point people being trained and simply going back to what they did beforehand. Your choice of venue must disrupt people’s traditional thinking and take them out of their comfort zone.

3. The venue should be congruent to the nature of instruction being given. The audience needs to be swept up in the moment and feel like they are part of the story.

4. The venue should reflect the environment where future decisions are or could be made. Making change sustainable is not easy, but if you build connections or pathways between people’s reference points and future choices you are far more likely to achieve the desired result.

5. The venue should be different – not for difference-sake but because traditional training approaches automatically put audiences into the classic “I cannot wait for this to finish” mode.

I would encourage those in HR, Learning and Development or Risk – to incorporate this type of discussion into the mix when developing their corporate training plans. 

I know from personal experience that it can make a big difference and your staff will appreciate it.

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Written by Bruce Whitehead

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