An effec­tive train the train­er strat­e­gy is vital for a suc­cess­ful pro­gramme and will ulti­mate­ly lead to improved busi­ness out­comes for your organisation.

The most impor­tant fac­tor that can lead to impact­ful learn­ing for employ­ees is the train­ers them­selves. So, it’s essen­tial to invest in the devel­op­ment and qual­i­ty of your  trainers.

The train the train­er mod­el allows inex­pe­ri­enced train­ers to learn from sea­soned man­agers.  Video can fur­ther strength­en this process.

1.Train the trainer feedback

Tra­di­tion­al­ly the man­ag­er observes from the back and records notes, but this method may cause the lead train­er to miss out on key parts of the train­ing session.

Using video means that feed­back is objec­tive, so there should be less debrief­ing issues between the man­ag­er and the train­er.  Objec­tive infor­ma­tion or analy­sis is fact-based, mea­sur­able and observ­able. (As opposed to sub­jec­tive feed­back which is influ­enced by a per­son­’s feel­ings, tastes and/or opinions.)

The iCon­nect video plat­form takes this a step fur­ther; the train­er can see and hear them­selves in the work­shop, mean­ing the feed­back they receive is con­tex­tu­alised. The analy­sis tools with­in the plat­form enable train­ers and man­agers to mea­sure areas such as ques­tion­ing tech­niques and the length of time spent on cer­tain activities. 

2.Trainer self-reflection

Dur­ing the tra­di­tion­al train the train­er mod­el, par­tic­i­pants can’t see their improve­ments. They instead rely on com­ments from man­agers and feed­back from delegates.

Learn­ing is a con­stant, iter­a­tive process. Video allows the train­er to con­tin­u­ous­ly see areas they are excelling in as well as iden­ti­fy­ing area for improvement.

iCon­nect allows the new train­er to make com­par­isons and to con­tin­u­ous­ly see how they are devel­op­ing. Train­ers can con­tin­u­al­ly record their ses­sions and reflect on their prac­tice to improve their performance.

3.Reducing time and travel costs

Mobil­is­ing man­agers to observe train­ers in-situ not only incurs large costs but can also be near impos­si­ble to achieve reg­u­lar­ly, espe­cial­ly if your team is spread out over dif­fer­ent geo­graph­i­cal loca­tions. Video can help to alle­vi­ate these challenges.

Using iCon­nect, train­ers can record their ses­sions and share them with their man­ag­er at the click of a but­ton. Feed­back can then be pro­vid­ed over time and dis­tance via time-stamped com­men­tary. The train­er can then respond in their own time, cre­at­ing a pro­fes­sion­al dia­logue around spe­cif­ic areas of performance.

This means man­agers can effec­tive­ly coach and assure the qual­i­ty of train­ers remote­ly allow­ing for more obser­va­tions more often. iCon­nect is a cost-effec­tive way to com­bat time and dis­tance bar­ri­ers whilst still pro­vid­ing train­ers with effec­tive learn­ing opportunities.

4.Trainer onboarding and CPD

There are a num­ber of intu­itive tools with­in the iCon­nect plat­form that makes the train the train­er process easier: 

  • Cre­ate best prac­tices so that exem­plar train­ing can be mod­elled to oth­er trainers. 
  • Use the edit­ing tool to allow organ­i­sa­tions to cre­ate best prac­tice showreels (mul­ti­ple clips from dif­fer­ent ses­sions) around spe­cif­ic exam­ples, such as engag­ing ses­sion openings.
  • Share good prac­tice eas­i­ly with new train­ers to enable a smoother learn­ing tran­si­tion whilst enabling train­ers to col­lab­o­rate with oth­ers by shar­ing video prac­tice, ask­ing ques­tions and over­com­ing com­mon challenges.

5. In-ear coaching

In sit­u­a­tions where class­rooms are sta­t­ic (like in a train­ing acad­e­my), dis­cus­sion of feed­back does not hap­pen until the work­shop is over. As a result, train­ing improve­ments won’t take effect until the next workshop.

The iCon­nect Go Live fea­ture facil­i­tates live in-ear coach­ing. Watch­ing remote­ly, the coach can give imme­di­ate feed­back to train­ers allow­ing them to try new skills in the moment or ensure qual­i­ty. The ben­e­fit of this is that behav­iour changes are more like­ly to take hold as the imme­di­ate feed­back is applied to a real sce­nario. This allows a deep­er lev­el of under­stand­ing for the learn­er as they can make imme­di­ate improve­ments see­ing the imme­di­ate results.

iCon­nect is the expe­ri­en­tial video learn­ing plat­form that enhances the effec­tive­ness of train the train­er pro­grammes. Using our unique video cap­ture tech­nol­o­gy, train­ers can record their ses­sions, reflect on their prac­tice, analyse their deliv­ery and share with man­agers or peers for feed­back. Get in touch to find out more.


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5 ways your organ­i­sa­tion can improve its train the train­er strat­e­gy using video
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