Types of Trainees
successful trainer needs to effectively engage various types of
trainees and adapt quickly in the learning environment to meet their
needs. Chapter 8 of the Blanchard and Thacker (2013) text lists and
offers tips on dealing with different participant personalities. Review
the three scenarios below. Discuss how you would effectively engage and
manage each group of participants in a 2-day training seminar. Apply two
to three specific adult learning principles and/or techniques to each
of the scenarios listed below.
Your colleague is
a training specialist who has just concluded an activity on techniques
for overcoming challenges in the classroom. He clearly understood the
content, but did not ask questions of the group to confirm their
understanding. In addition, when explaining activities, the directions
were not clear and there was never an opportunity to ask for
clarification. What constructive feedback would you give to your
Your colleague is a department manager
who has just opened a training session. Her opening included group
introductions, but she went directly into presenting content. About an
hour later, a few participants began talking out of turn. What feedback
would you give to your colleague on the impact this may have had on
participants, and what could have been done differently to avoid this
Your colleague is a human resources
manager who just completed an activity followed by a group discussion.
The activity went well, but the debrief did not. As the facilitator, he
had trouble getting the group to answer his questions. The group did not
appear to be very engaged. What feedback could you give him on how he
could get participants to participate?
Your initial post should
be 250 to 300 words. Use this week’s lecture as a foundation for your
initial post. In addition to the Blanchard and Thacker (2013) text, use
at least one additional scholarly source to support your discussion.
are several instructional methods and activities that can be used to
deliver training. As a trainer, you should have a broad awareness of
different kinds of instructional methods so that you can recommend and
utilize the most appropriate solutions for the specific learning
List and describe three types of training methods.
What type of activity is it? What types of activities precede and follow
it? What learning style(s) does this activity accommodate? What adult
learning characteristics does this activity incorporate? Discuss the
pros and cons of each method. Lastly, using Bloom’s taxonomy, create a
training objective for each instructional method. Be sure to consider
the specific skills and knowledge to be learned in the training in order
to appropriately apply each instructional method.
post should be 250 to 300 words. Use this week’s lecture as a foundation
for your initial post. In addition to the Blanchard and Thacker (2013)
text, use at least one additional scholarly source to support your