Re: Training issues
Peter Van Houten (peterva@QM.WV.TEK.COM)
Tue, 23 Nov 1993 07:36:23 -0800
Jim stated in a message:
> BTW, I disagree with our local training people who seem to think you have
> have a lot of people for a training course. More people does enhance the
> experience, but to paraphrase, "Where two or three are gathered" is an
> opportunity for training! Several small groups make a larger one!
Jim -- The only benefit I see from a large group session is the group
interaction. I have taught full day courses for two, maybe three adults. In
fact, most of the day we had more staff than trainees! Usually circulate
staff through the day with the average being 3-4. They may have missed the
group interaction and discussion, but I'll bet they felt better about the
program than those attending a large course. (BTW, I was disappointed with
the turn-out. As a Training Chairman I have grand hopes of every leader
attending my training sessions.) With the personal interaction we were able
give more specific answers to their individual situations and even help them
plan future action.
Anyway, my .02 worth!
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Peter Van Houten
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