#LestWeForgetTrainees: Twitter diary of a trainee

A few months ago, I tweeted my experience as a trainee in an 8 day course. The idea was to keep a diary of how I felt about things and then use that as input for a discussion with other trainers about how to improve the trainee experience. I’d be happy to have your comments….

 

  • Today I start following training myself. Will be tweeting and blogging about my trainee experience …check it out…
  • Training day1. I’m wondering: What will I learn? How will it help me? And is it worth the time and money?
  • Excited. I chose training myself and really want to learn!
  • Intrigued and surprised by no tables, just a circle of chairs. Close contact and interactive I suppose!
  • Given the book “Derrière la magie” by Alain Cayrol and Josiane de Saint Paul  – we await arrival of last trainees..
  • Intro session very good for me. I am sold on the topic and approach to training. Wondering if everyone else is.
  • How do you “assess” satisfaction, “buy-in” or resistance of your trainees during the start-up of a new training?
  • Had a moment of frustration when the conversation went off topic during training for “too long”
  • …but a good morning. Trainer: enthusiastic, not too much. Participants: Seem nice. The topic still interests me.
  • Proposition of 90min lunch seemed too much but it went quickly. Food was good; nice chance to chat amongst trainees.
  • …but tired now and full up!
  • Hard work after lunch. Tired and “fluffy”. NEVER have that as a trainer, but I understand today how trainees have it.
  • Had a nice moment of revelation in training. With a simple model and time to think and work through things, it helps.
  • Last 45 mins = long and tiring, especially having a cold. Hard to be attentive and deal with new stuff all day long.
  • 4 big results implementing my learning points from yesterday. My question: How can I make it a habit?
  • My other question: How will the trainer help me to turn today’s understanding and skill into long-term habits?
  • By chance a school-mum tells me she too followed this training. She said “problem” is having the reflex to apply it.
  • Day2: Expectations clear (not as “excited” as d1). Happy to have real results from day1. Ready for more. What next?
  • Would like to share my success stories with the others. Is this in the agenda today?
  • I take it back – I AM excited to be following training again today 🙂
  • Trainer’s time-management (alignment to commitments) is impeccable. How does she do it with all that flexibility?
  • Trainer answer to “how will she support me in creating habit” = encouragement and support. Will this be ongoing?
  • Aware that we go “off on tangents” + this is nice for me. Trainer is flexible. Does everyone like these tangents?
  • Frustrated when what is in workbook does not obviously correspond to what is on flipchart – I get a bit lost.
  • I worry from time-to-time if I take too much space in the group – would be nice to get feedback on this.
  • I see that some others don’t seem to follow as quickly as me when models and concepts are explained.
  • Nice conversation at the end of the day with my trainer about Kolb’s learning styles.

 …follow me on twitter?

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About Dan Steer

Wandering corporate trainer, learning and development consultant, conference speaker and professional El-Magico. I help people get better at stuff by creating and facilitating Infinite Learning © opportunities. The world would be a better place if everyone was doing what he loved and doing it well. I am working to bring out the "El Magico" in everybody. Training in presentation and communication skills, leadership, social media for learning and marketing, learning and development management + personal effectiveness.

Posted on July 13, 2011, in Learning Management, Resources. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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