Organizing a meeting or seminar for your company or organization can be stressful enough without worrying about how engaging your presenter will be. But often, one of the considerations a planner must make is whether the person scheduled to appear is an engaging speaker or, to be kind, a bit of a dud.
Despite what you might have suspected in high school, teachers can’t read minds. However, using an innovative style of teaching known as “stealth assessment,” it’s now easier for instructors to understand the processes and progression of how learners address challenges, solve problems and formulate answers to questions posed to them.
The old saying goes, “There’s only one chance to make a first impression.” And while in the business world it’s frequently used to encourage job applicants to be at their best, it’s also relevant to employers during the employee onboarding process.
Ongoing employee training has been shown to benefit both your business and your employees. But if you’re primarily used to conducting training in large spaces – frequently rented auditoriums or hotel and conference center banquet rooms – setting up your own on-site training space might initially pose some challenges.
As an instructor in the business environment, there’s a pretty good possibility you came to the role without what many of us think of as a traditional education background.
The collaborative nature of team-based learning might seem foreign to many instructors who are firmly rooted in the old study/lecture/test classroom model.
As discussed earlier, these foreign aspects emerge from several factors, perhaps the most significant being the collaborative nature of the team-based learning environment.
As many in academics have come to realize, the old stand-by method of assigning reading, lecturing on material and then testing students is inefficient and, under many circumstances, ineffective.
When it comes to training, many managers and instructors remain couched in the old-school model of lecturing inside the classroom or seminar, leaving it to trainees to absorb and apply that knowledge outside the learning environment.
In business training, the focus is often on how to most effectively convey a lesson to trainees, as if the instructional process was a one-way street.
The traditional classroom environment has been built on the concept of in class lectures and instruction, followed up by supporting work – homework, essentially – performed outside the classroom environment.