Staff Training: the good, the bad, and the UGLY

I have conducted and attended quite a few trainings and PDs over the last few years as an instructional coach and independent consultant. Lately, I have really been thinking about how training IS done and how it SHOULD BE done. I came up with these quick observations:
The good
Knowledgeable, prepared speaker
One thing I can say about most presenters I come across is that they know their stuff. Hence why they were chosen to present on a given topic! Most trainings I attend are characterized by very detailed descriptions of how to get things done, revealing the depth of the speaker’s experience. Continue reading Staff Training: the good, the bad, and the UGLY