We all have painfully sat through courses where the instructor “teaches” by reading the slides. The slides are text intensive and while lots of information is potentially conveyed, the participants don’t engage. Shortly, they have checked out. Checking emails and texts. Your precious training budget wasted.
In a digital world, it seems almost counterproductive to schedule a physical training session. We are all busy and couldn’t our time be better spent than trotting off to some training. There must be a book or online tool that can meet these objectives at a fraction of the cost and time.
Why Online Training Fails
Multitasking competes for our attention. According to Gloria Mark, professor of informatics at University of California, Irvine, we are interrupted nearly every three minutes.
Business books have surprisingly low completion rates.
Over 90% of students do not finish online courses.
There are numerous reasons for this
- Competing interests for our attention
- Lack of accountability
- Students are left to manage their time (remember college – we all crammed the night before, right?)
- Passive environment, no engagement
For some folks, online training is a perfectly viable training medium. For the rest of us, we need a supportive interactive environment to thrive. At Wachsen Berlin, our goal is to create a training atmosphere that encourages participation, develops soft skills and provides a voice to every participant. A place to grow and thrive.
Custom Training Solutions
We work with you to develop engaging trainings to meet your requirements and to ensure participant engagement. Our instructors are industry leaders with a passion for what they do. They are able to pull from their own professional histories to offer real-world examples to further illustrate their topics.
Workgroups and exercises are used to ensure each participant has a voice in the training, that they are motivated to engage and ultimately to develop skill sets to take back to the office.
We begin by clearly establishing the objectives of the training. Through continuous improvement and feedback, we work to make sure each participant’s needs are being satisfied and the training objectives are met. Each session becomes a bespoke experience designed to meet your specific training needs.
Your teams remain focused, engaged and motivated.
To begin the process, we make it a point to invite team members to the training with an introductory email clearly defining the course objectives, setting expectations and building engagement. We assign an introductory task to begin the thought process preparing team members to successfully contribute to the discussion.
After the training, we follow up with participants to answer any further questions they may have, provide additional resources and learn what worked and what didn’t and why. We’d strive to offer the best training environment possible where participants thrive because there is always room for growth.
As we look back on trainings we’ve experienced over the years, the memorable ones were where the trainer or facilitator was engaging, where we active participants in the process and where we felt we received value for not just our money, but our time.
If this sounds about right, we would love to work with you to create your next training experience.