Training Development and Pre-Delivery
After we have identified the objective and the preferred delivery mechanisms we will set about building the training. We will consult subject matter experts, and put material together. That material will include:
- Develop Training Material
- Course Objective and Description
- Lesson plan (including formative assessment questions)
- Presentation, application exercises and practice material
- Student material (perhaps a handbook)
- Summative Assessment Materials (student tests – did they learn the objective?)
- Pre-test as a mechanism to identify those the need the training and those who already know the subject
- Student assessment of course (what did the student think of the course and instructors delivery?)
Once we have generated the material we will need to review the material – just like any other good design and development work. We seldom find all of the issues with our own work. While I am not fond of having people bleed (red ink all over my work) I would rather that than launch the material with bugs or errors. My friends Fred Starkey and Kim H. Pries are great at that work!
- Training Material Review
- Trainers and Subject Mater Expert peer reviews
- Approved training material
We can even employ the train the trainer event or activities to also find the inconsistencies and errors in the material. We train the trainer because while the people we identify to support the training or deliver the training may be Subject Matter Experts, these same people may not have training experience, and may fall to pontificating from the podium. Not the best way to teach. Working through the material with our trainers help ensure the transference of the training event in a way that the outcome is repeatable.