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List the six steps required in planning training courses.
Explain the value and importance of carefully planned training courses. State two basic types of plans.
PRE-PLANNING Who gives you your training assignments? Do you always receive an assignment from someone else? .
PRE-PLANNING What questions must be answered before developing a training plan? .
how. DEFINE THE TASK What would we need to know about the assignment before we accept? All the facts and figures: where. when.Step 1. what and who The objective or goal of the assignment: what we are trying to accomplish .
advance planning.Step 2. we need to ask ourselves: What resources do we need to accomplish the task? What do we already have? Where do we get what we don’t have? Are there any resources that require special attention. IDENTIFY RESOURCES When we consider the resources needed and available. or significant expense? Are there alternatives? .
These might include: What kind of training aids should we use? Which technique will be best for getting the message across? How should we arrange the tables and chairs? .Step 3. CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES This step relates to alternate methods and procedures for a training course.
Are we prepared for equipment failures? Do we have an alternative session element ready to use while a problem is corrected? Do we have backup presenters in case a member of the training team suddenly becomes ill and cannot attend? Do we have modules that can be compressed or deleted if there are time constraints? . We should have a backup plan (Plan B). CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES This also relates to emergencies or the unexpected.Step 3.
we must set a good example. . We need to decide which options are best. CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES As trainers.Step 3. we must be prepared for the unexpected. If training courses are to run smoothly. and what alternative measures should be taken.
Step 4. We need to fill in the blank spaces. It can serve as a backdated checklist . A written plan tells everyone concerned what is expected. and when. It provides a permanent record that will be helpful the next time we conduct the course. Training session outlines are provided in BSA training manuals. CREATE THE PLAN Creating a workable plan can be a challenge.
as well. CREATE THE PLAN We should always create our plans in written form.Step 4. . We may want to include events that precede the training course.
Follow the written plan. but be flexible and make any adjustments needed. Review the previous steps. Do it! Hold the training course. WORK THE PLAN Be sure you are ready. .Step 5.
Step 6. what changes would we make? . EVALUATE What should we evaluate about a training course? Did we accomplish what we set out to do? Will we conduct it the same way again? If not.
BENEFITS OF PLANNING We all know that problems occur from poor planning. but what benefits can we expect from good planning? .
• Trainers give enthusiasm and confidence to other leaders. . • Leaders receive accurate and complete information. • Learning objectives are achieved. • Trainers build confidence and skill in handling training aids and equipment.BENEFITS OF PLANNING • Increased attendance at the next training session. and do a better job as a result. • Trainers know what is expected. • Trainers stay within the time limits.
TWO TYPES OF PLANS There are two types of plans that relate to training: SHORT-RANGE PLANS LONG-RANGE PLANS .
SHORT-RANGE PLANS Meet a particular objective in the near future Cover a limited area of training Answer the question: Are we doing things right? Should fit well within and contribute to long-range plans Some examples: • Plans for basic training sessions for new leaders who have just been recruited • Plans for a den chief training conference • Plans for training roundtable staff members .
including Fast Start and basic training • Makeup training sessions • Den chief training • Regular monthly roundtables • Supplemental training • Personal coaching • Self-study .LONG RANGE PLANS Cover a longer time May include a variety of different types of training Some examples: • An annual plan.
.LONG RANGE PLANS We should not overlook the importance of long-range plans in providing a total leadership growth and development program for leaders.
Planning is crucial in administering an effective training program.SHORT.AND LONG-RANGE PLANS Both short-range and long-range plans are developed using the six steps discussed earlier. .
Assignment Plan the team’s BSA 500 victory celebration. using the Six Steps of Planning. .
On-going improvements make training more effective.SUMMARY A well planned training course is easier to present and easier for participants to understand. The process permits each planning step to be revisited whenever necessary. .