Attending a training course offers huge potential benefits to you and your business. Here are some really quick tips to help you get the most out of your next training course:
1) Have a clear idea of what you would like to get from the course
You wont remember absolutely everything after the course, so writing down key objectives for the course will help you retain the information most relevant to you. It will also ensure your note taking will be focused and applicable.
2) Ask Questions
Don’t be afraid to ask questions during the course. When you are sharing a room with a number of delegates from different industries and different experience levels, you may not know how the information could apply to YOU and YOUR specific role, so make sure you ask questions that are specific to you. Chances are there will be others who will gain from it, and the value you will get not only from the trainer but from others in the room will be invaluable.
3) Get Involved
Take time to get to know your fellow delegates, although most courses are deliberately small to facilitate interaction, there are still fantastic potential connections to be made, so make the most of the opportunity!
4) Use it or lose it!
Don’t put the course materials into a drawer and leave them there. Instead, regularly review the learning and continue to put new things into practice. Keep a check on your personal development plan to ensure you are making progress towards them objectives within it.