Group training allows individuals to get peer feedback in addition to trainer feedback. When groups work together this helps foster:
- and ultimately learning and then behaviour change
For training to be effective be sure people want the training, and if the feelings about attending are mixed find out why.
Creating a ‘safe space’ for making mistakes and learning from mistakes ensures participants assimilate the key learning points.
Reading the group is a skill gained with experience, spotting the signs that maybe there isn’t total buy-in, this is a challenge that becomes a useful opportunity for persuasion and turning the group around to the benefits of the training and your way of thinking, why we are all here today.
Know your subject backwards however readily admit any gaps and follow up, the group will respect this.
Involvement is the best teacher, read the group and interact in a way that encourages participation.
Manage the energy of the group.