- Stop offering boring courses
Most courses offered today are too long, too boring, and ‘too PowerPoint’. Stop blaming people for not coming to training, and start improving the courses!
- Start focusing on timely topics
Offer courses that teach the topics that help management drive business, and build foundational skills.
- Embrace flexible, blended learning
Managers need training alternatives that let people learn on their own time, or in the ways they learn best. Get a qualified designer in to determine your best approach for your business and people.
- Get to the point
Gone are the days when people could sit in a classroom without multiple interruptions or the fear of political backlash. Stress levels and attention spans being what they are today (short), “micro-courses” are seen as the wave of the future.
- Collaborative and experiential approaches a must
Most courses today are presentation-heavy, ‘death by PowerPoint’, or too individually focused. The strongest courses, however, are engaging, experiential, team-exercise driven, and balanced.
- The need for inspiration
An L&D specialist that injects a sense of passion for what they do and what they teach is something that must happen in the near-term in order to make learning exciting again.