Lesson 1: Analyzing Your Training Needs
Reasons for training; Why people want to be trained; Your training attitude; What is training?; Kinds of training; Front-end analysis; Written performance objectives; Making sure training works
Objectives:– Define training and state the main reason for training today.
– Explain the problems involved with trial-and-error learning.
– List three important steps in administering training.
– Explain why good communication is important in training.
– Name three distinct kinds of training.
– Explain the steps involved in a front-end analysis.
– Tell why it is important to write performance objectives.
Lesson 2: The Supervisor as Trainer
Training situations; Self-paced training; Group-paced training; The environment; Starting out; Keeping them with you; Supervised self-study; The level of training material; Developing your own training programs; Using commercially prepared training packages
Objectives:– List the advantages, disadvantages, and applications of self-paced and group-paced training.
– Lists several important aspects of the training environment and tell why each is important.
– Explain several group management techniques.
– Name at least three advantages of supervised self-study.
– Explain the importance of determining the level of your training needs.
– Evaluate the suitability of commercially prepared training programs.
Lesson 3: Using Training Media
Introduction to training media; Lecture; Lecture with visual aids; Computer slide shows; Training with DVDs and videotapes; Manuals; Programmed instruction; Computer-based training
Objectives:– List at least six factors that influence the usefulness of a training medium.
– Name several types of visual aids and explain how each can be used to improve a lecture.
– Explain how to put together a useful sample set.
– Trace the steps involved in the making of a computerized slide show.
– List several advantages of videotapes over films.
– List the advantages of DVDs over videotapes.
– Give the main reason programmed instruction is effective.
– Describe the usefulness of computers in training.
Lesson 4: Teaching and Evaluating Success
Twelve rules for adult learners; Before class starts; Ensuring you reach trainees; Points to keep in mind; Making training relatable; What these rules mean; Record keeping and data collection; Types of records to keep; Time standards; Evaluating training; Pretest/post-test; Writing tests; On-the-job observation; Questionnaires; Record keeping and evaluation
Objectives:– List several reasons for keeping training records.
– Name the three types of training records that are important to keep.
– Explain how time standards are established and how they can be used to measure performance.
– Name three common training evaluation methods and explain the applications of each.
– Give examples of five types of written test questions and give advantages and disadvantages of each type.
– Tell why an on-the-job observation checklist is an important evaluative tool.
– Describe the purpose of a questionnaire.