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FT Guide to Business Training by Tom Bird, Jeremy Cassell

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How to encourage participants to take action

How many times have you attended, or even delivered, a training session where getting a participant to take action is limited to a few snatched minutes of reflection and sharing at the end of the workshop? Most workshops even have concise sheets of paper to give out that ask searching questions such as ‘What will you do differently as a result of this training?’ Are you guilty of beginning and ending your contribution to a participant acting on your training by limiting it to the final session of a workshop?

Where business training requires some sort of change in behaviour or development of new skills by participants then this ‘leaving it to the last minute’ approach will not work. It definitely ...

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