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Is It Always About the Money?? A Trainer’s Woes….
January 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm #148845
Michelle G. RosenbloomParticipant
I’ve recently generated some discussion about offering varying modalities/channels within the training world. The purpose being, to satisfy a multi-generational workforce. In order to effectively train employees, we need to offer the training session in a language they can understand. For some, that means hard copies and face to face training. For others, that means downloadable training modules on tablets, MP3 players, or computers.
Congratulations, you’re a multi-generational — multi-modality training machine. You’re willing to offer your employees a training solution that works for THEM.
Now let’s talk about the money: Is this even possible from a financial standpoint? Can a company invest in a multi-platform training solution; one that ranges from hard copies and CDs to downloadable materials and E-learning modules?
My answer is: ABSOLUTELY and I’ll tell you why: Investing in a training solution that offers an array of materials is key. Order hard copies – order CDs, order access to an online training database — all within one training system. There are economical solutions in taking this route such as pay-per-use or enterprise pricing options, depending on your company’s size and training requirements.
I say is IS possible to offer a range of training channels without breaking your bank.
Are you as optimistic as I am?
January 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm #148853
Michelle G. RosenbloomParticipant
Also – keep in mind, if you are already paying multiple vendors for multiple modalities — you’re not taking the most economical route either. The goal should utilizing a training system that can bulk all modalities in one – so you’re meeting all your training needs in one place.
January 9, 2012 at 3:22 pm #148851
To some extent. For example, although I might have on line training I can’t imagine why I would DEVELOP CDs for training. It seems that as soon as the training is altered, or after its first iteration, the CD would be obsolete. One organization I know did exactly that and had to re-contact everyone to whom they sent a CD to ensure they were discarded.
September 28, 2012 at 9:09 pm #148849
Training involves people’s moods, attitudes and desires. Given a CD, for example a portable source of training, is easily lost or forgotten “accidentally on purpose.” Interactive media like pads can be specialized to receive training updates, I developed what I called a “donut hole” video magazine for training that had built in places that could easily be replaced with newer updated information. Something like that could also work with a pad or computer program that provided just the updates, which I think people are more likely to put themselves through. This may be a more expensive way to go for some, but for others the portable mediums don’t work, depending on the workforce. Managers hate training as much as anyone.
September 28, 2012 at 9:19 pm #148847
Blogging and short videos are making a big splash now and easy to produce. Even self-published e-books can be published in house for free with technology available for free on the Internet. People who want to be successful, at the top of their game are constantly searching for these sources. Having someone do that for the company and recommend links, etc. would point out the top performers and those who didn’t care. Not a bad thing to know. My blogs on training and development generally averages #2 on Goggle’s most viewed sites in the area of training, next to ASTD. I’ve had days when I have surpassed that so I know people want the advice, the how-tos, and commentary on what is out there. As always, you can guest write on the site. We feature all views as long as they aren’t promoting one products. Writers and their companies are given full credit via links. We only ask that you link back.
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