The Art of Training

In today’s world we can see training taking place in various formats and in unique location settings. This is further emphasised with the advent of technology as we now have students living in self-declared countries not recognised by the world but still obtaining the industry standard and accepted qualifications used globally.

Training Issues: Despite having all the tools and knowledge at our disposal we still find that the message being transmitted by the trainer still gets lost in translation. This cannot be fully attributed to the language barrier as the problem still persist even if all the participants speak the same language. This is succinctly summarised by the following quotation by Haskins.

“The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively, but says nothing”. – Henry S. Haskins

From our research and customer feedback surveys we have identified the following key barriers which hinder the provision of a successful training session. This list is not an exhaustive one but provides a key insight into the numerous challenges faced by training organisations:-

Timing: Most training schedules take place within tight timeframes and in some cases try to squeeze three weeks into a three day session.

Communication: Besides layout and content, the ability to convey one’s message in a clear, concise and simple format is an essential facet of training but one unfortunately missed out by many trainers.

Cross-Cultural Barriers: Just as important as communication, the ability to identify and respect the cultural background is a key trait for any prospective trainer. However this is not effectively implemented within the training sphere hence the reason for numerous failures.

Workload: Most trainers in most cases do not realise that their participants still have their day jobs to do and therefore unable to practice their new knowledge.

Training Solution using the NPS Way

We at Nomad Project Solutions believe that our hybrid consultants have the skills to bridge this gap and overcome all these barriers:-

Timing: Our flexibility will allow us to tailor our training sessions based on your schedule.

Communication: We strictly adhere to the Keep It Simple KIS philosophy to get our message across to all participants.

Cross-Cultural Barriers: All our trainers have a rich cultural background, have lived around the world and thus can expertly manage this challenge.

Workload: Before taking on any assignments we conduct an intensive requirements gathering process which will aid us to identify the training intensity needed to execute a successful delivery.