GrOver the course of the next few months, I am going to share some tips on how to spruce up an old training. Once you decided that your training is outdated, consider step 2.
2. Create cognitive of processes.
Following a well documented path minimizes the opportunity for mistakes. As a an expert or a trainer, you know exactly what to do and say and when to do it. Your trainees don't yet. They are still unsure of what prompts or cues they should pay attention to in order to make the correct decisions.
Explicitly demonstrate your thought process so that your trainees will know how to think. Tell them why and when you are making decisions. Do this multiple times so that it establishes a pattern. Soon your trainees will internalize this cognitive process and perform expertly. For example you can say:
a. What I am doing is...
b. The reason I am doing this is...
c. I know I should look at this resource because...
Click the links below to read the other article in the series:
Series: How to Spruce up a Training - Tell Stories
Series: How to Spruce up a Training - Gradual Release Practice
We can help you communicate your cognitive processes to your trainees for improved processes.