The paper "How Training Session Could Have Been Better Designed and Managed" is a great example of a management assignment. It is evident from the case study that Con has undergone a change in his career profile. But at the same time, it is also apparent from the fact given in the case study that Con lacks formal education at school as well as after leaving school. Thus it is obvious that Con was expecting a lot from the training, which was being offered to him. The expectation was to fill the gap, which he perceived was created because of a lack of formal education through this training program. He was quite unaware of the situations he would face in his new job.
As such he felt being challenged. As a normal human being, he needs to equip himself with desired and adequate skills to take up any new and challenging job. Moreover, like other participants were very anxious at the time of commencement of the training session, as he was apprehensive if all his expectations would be full filled by the training or not. As described in the given case study, that Con like other participants, felt the training useless after the first session was over.
It was quite obvious as he was new to the job profile and was unaware of the requirements that the profile has. Moreover, it can be concluded from the given case study that there was no formal induction program had been carried out so that newly joined professional would have better correlated themselves with the new job. The participants of the training session including Con were even not briefed up regarding what would be their expected takeaway from the training they are going through.
It is very critical for anyone to know what he is desired to learn from the plethora of information, which is being pondered upon (Hergenhahn, 1988). Else it will result in mere information overload and no learning outcome can be achieved. Another aspect of the case, which is also related to the learning theory, is that we always face peer pressure when it comes to group learning (Nairne, 2000). It is quite apparent in the case that Con’ s level of anxiety came down drastically when he came to know that the shares same kind of feeling with other participants of the training session.
Group learning is advantageous as people share more openly within the ambit of the peer group than what they share with the instructor or teacher. Q2. Suggest the ways in which the training session could have been better designed and managed. Justify your response. Before discussing the design and structure of the training, it is better to first lay down the aims and objectives of it. The objective of the training session was to provide the participant with an overview of the professional ambience they would be encountering with.
The training was supposed to prepare the participants for their new roles associated with the profiles they have been allotted. In a nutshell, the training session was to impart hands-on experience to the participants.
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