Everyone seems to be down on training courses these days.
I think a training course can be a fantastic way to learn, as long as it’s part of a bigger effort and not just a formulaic one-off isolated event with no connection to the real world.
As Learning and Development types, how we facilitate training courses is a huge part of our job, and an important way we establish credibility.
As any trainer knows, it’s not a lot different from any other type of performance art. If you go on stage and flop, your credibility is destroyed. If you kill (in the cool sense of the word), you can be seen as a credible professional, allowing you to be influential across a whole lot more than just training course provision.
But how do we do that when the average human attention span has slipped to less than that of a goldfish (now down to 8 seconds)?