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Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers by Sharlyn Lauby

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Chapter 5. Training Meetings

Our thoughts about training usually conjure up an image of people in a classroom setting with a whiteboard or PowerPoint. While formal classroom training is valuable, the majority of training takes place in a much more casual setting. On-the-job training (OJT) or just-in-time training happen frequently in business. That's what this chapter is about—informal learning.

Informal learning still has many similarities to the formal classroom environment, which we will discuss here.

What is a training meeting?

By definition, training is the act of teaching a person specific information or a particular skill. We might have a tendency to think of training as a formal classroom experience with a group of people and an instructor. ...

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