Author: Michael Haugen
Feb. 3, 2020
While company managers, leaders and those charged with putting some type of “event” together strive to seek out the best solution to an identified need, they generally “do not know what they do not know”. This article will hopefully provide some “food for thought” to those charged with developing some type of training event for their employees or co-workers and are assigned with the task of finding the right trainers for their organization.
Ask about a training company’s credentials
In general, the need for training typically starts with an identified deficiency or something that perhaps “needs work”. At this point, someone in the organization is selected to find a source or sources and at some point, a company is selected to conduct the training, a date is set and everyone is off to the races. Far too often training sources are selected for little reason other than they advertise that they provide a specific type of training or event.
People charged with identifying and selecting trainers need to spend some type researching potential trainers and training companies. They need to disregard the “hype” and marketing information and really take a good look at the company, talk to references and if possible, attend one of their training events to actually see if the training is appropriate for your company. Any company that refuses to accommodate a request for attendance to one of their courses should immediately be suspect. Lastly, take a very hard look at the individual instructors, their backgrounds and what they reportedly bring to the table.