I am at ASTD International, and so I have training on my mind.
What ought to be the goal of management training?
- To provide a lesson?
- To create a conversation?
- To create behavioral change?
How does the structure, pace, and style of training change based on how we define the goal?
Who ought management trainers be?
- People who can present material?
- People who can facilitate a great conversation?
- People who are themselves, effective managers?
How does our selection and development of management trainers change based on how we define their core responsibilities?
I think we tend to favor training programs that offer a lesson and trainers who can present materials. And of the items listed above, I think these are the least important goals and responsibilities.
What questions would you ask in an interview if you sought a trainer who could facilitate great conversations? Where might you look for trainers who are effective managers?
How would you define "effective manager?"