Meenu Iyer, Senior Consultant at Vyaktitva wrote in her previous article, Applying Learning in the Real World: Part 1 - about what it takes to create an impact in the Training Room. "I had written about the challenges that we facilitators face in making training impactful. Continuing from where I left off, in this piece I've captured some of my learning and practices that help me work on that elusive impact." You may resonate with some of these ideas, and have many more to add to what is presented here. Do write back with your insights!
What impact can we show to the sponsors of the training? What is it that we can do in those precious limited hours we get with our audience to inspire them to change? And how does one traverse the confines of the four walls we cohabit during a program to make that impact on each individual? These questions have preyed on my mind in every single program I’ve delivered.
It is easy to design a training for your client, and get a great feedback score from your participants. What isn't as easy is to design training that has the desired impact for the business. What is the key to designing impactful training solutions? The answer is quite simple; as our Consultant and Instructional Design expert, Meenu Iyer, says "It is all about asking your client, "Why"?