Dear HR, Training and L&D teams,
TLMM has received countless subjects to conduct matching and screening of trainers. In our scope of process work, TLMM needs to study the topic and ensure the right module is designed better and is a 'fit' for the learners current comprehension towards training and learning. In Malaysia, we found out that roughly 80% of Training/HR/L&D personnel don't understand the core part of how to design a module. Hence here is some learning tips we which to share with you on simple ways to design modules in advance before meeting up with your expert trainers.
80% Malaysians, Do Not Know How to Design A Training Module
Always use the formula of:
· BEFORE (what have they been doing before, what failed and what is successful)
· DURING (what has been done now that still did not work and what’s the future to learners)
· AFTER (after completing this program, what is the expectation when they are back to office)
Always use 2 ways of thinking: CREATIVITY (think of 20 ideas - crack your brain to come up with ideas on what can be done after completing this training - even though it may sound silly. write this back on your paper). Than think ANALYTICAL (what can go wrong. think of cost, time and people)
The whole process of designing should take 2 hours (thinking, researching and writing this back to your design)
After your management has acknowledged this training need (training subject, date to start program, budget of program, objectives of training), you need to relook at the objectives and THINK how best to design this program within your 2 steps above.
Example, if this program is Time Management, you need to THINK: how to make this an effective memory of participants to remember every single point, than the content of the program needs to be crafted well.
A: Conduct a Time study assessment (pre assessment and see what exactly is the participants not doing well based on their time.
B: Speak to several participants (take 40 - 50% sample DATA of entire list of participants) on their challenges, and what is the cause. Use tool of Problem, Cause and Effect Tool
C. Report findings of assessment and redesign program again basing back on 2 steps above.
D. Talk to your Expert Trainer and ask him or her to re-customize this program again
Until our next reading article, have a good weekend.