Hi All,
I need help with conducting a meeting with departmental trainers of my organizations. My organization does not have a very training savvy culture and being have to take care of the training here. I have already got many modules and sessions implemented and today i have called for this meeting to understand the needs of various departments.
It'll be great if you could suggest some ideas on how to enlist these people in the idea of training and make them understand the need of the same. It is indeed important for me to get positive outcomes from this meeting.
All ideas are welcome.
Thanks and Regards
Puneet Kaur

From India, Delhi
Learning & Teaching Fellow (retired)
Training, Motivational Speaker, Writing,
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It would have helped if you could have shared some more inputs on the type of training that you have organized. Was it soft skills, technical training or functional training?

Training gets priority only if

- top management commits to it

- departmental heads recognize its importance

- the trainees value it

- the training is well organized, efficiently coordinated and found effective

As a passionate training coordinator I am sure you will convey your passion during the meeting. The best way to get things going is to express your appreciation for supporting your training endeavors. The group could also be enlightened with some statistics on the type of training, duration and feedback got. Your focus must to get agreement that the training input is important and acceptable.

To get the audience commitment circulate a list of various training modules that you believe are useful for your corporate. Enlist the audience support to identify in writing the modules that they find most relevant. Allow them to also debate, share and criticize the training programs held.

Conclude the meeting seeking their support and announcing a couple of programs and dates. After the meeting circulate the minutes and if possible ensure that the names of participants and their suggestions are briefly mentioned in the minutes, making them feel important and also subtly implying their commitment.

Best Wishes

From India, Mumbai

Dear Puneet,
Training is always two way affair.
As you have introduced a number of training modules, you may like to find out from your HODs about the outcome of the same as per their observation.
Secondly, you must have come across some problems pertaining to the personnel of a particular category which you may dispassionate high light in the meeting and induce the HODs to come up with their own observations and then suggest the training module you have envisaged (with relevant improvement) which will deliver requisite dividend to the management.

From India, Delhi

Dear Puneet,
It would have been beneficial if you had clearly stated what outcome you were seeking, when you were going to hold the meeting, and the numbers involved. Jacob and Johri have given you some sound ideas. Kindly take a look at Conducting Effective Business Meetings - For Dummies and see if the content there is of any use.

From United Kingdom

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