Key Learning Points
DON’T: Be a lazy trainer
INSTEAD: Plan and structure sessions
DON’T: Just lecture
INSTEAD: Be creative and energize learners
DON’T: Expect mastery
INSTEAD: Build skills with role-plays
DON’T: Waste opportunities
INSTEAD: Embed the learning
Carol loves to train but Dion shows great promise and skill.
Sam, Barney and Carol agree that what are needed for masterful training are good structuring and session design and crisp delivery. Marcus praises Carol for her organizational skills, although Serena thinks she’s somewhat too good with catchy acronyms. Casey points out that an effective trainer is attuned to people’s different learning styles. Marcus brings fun to training with boxing kangaroos for conflict resolution and hat day for exploring stereotyping and prejudice. Serena likes to break sessions into small groups and give them a challenge. Sam commends Steve’s approach to storytelling, giving facts along the way that can be retained for future use. Sam also favors mnemonic devices for remembering key points. Dion and Carol emphasize the importance of skill building and keeping energy levels high, which can be done for example through role-plays that provide opportunities for correction and practice.
Cutting Edge Communication training videos are designed to provoke discussion and response. Contemporary, fast paced, short, character driven, sitcom-style comedies, these courses take an innovative approach to reaching today's learners. Through laughter, discussion and reaction, we can all develop a more transparent and shared vision of how we wish to behave, how we manage ourselves, and how we cooperate with others.
While some find them insensitive or even outrageous, the vast majority of viewers and participants have found them to be refreshing, stimulating and ideal for injecting energy and enthusiasm back into learning.
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