making training work Trainer Speak

TRAINER SPEAK

  

We can all laugh at daft Americanisms such as vertically challenged and negative patient care outcomes but, let's face it, we sometimes indulge in double talk to make it look like we actually know what we are talking about but prefer to hide it in a cloud of claptrap. So, for the first time in print, we are happy to show all of you the words we trainers use and what we really mean!

  

WHEN WE SAY

WHEN WE REALLY MEAN

 

Facilitative training

Look, I'm no good at preparation or structure but I've got some good slides and activities and I'll wing it when I get there.

 

Creating a learning environment

I like music. I've got this Enya CD and it's quite atmospheric, so I play it during breaks. Makes me look kind of cool but strangely detached and cold.

 

Brainstorming techniques

Quite frankly, I've run out of ideas myself

 

Outcome Based

We normally finish an hour early so we can miss the rush hour

 

Challenging

It's residential. And the bar's got a happy hour

 

Fully Interactive Days

We do role-plays and I let people shout

 

Pragmatic Approach

I need to be liked so I won't do anything that will result in a bad happy sheet

 

Develop Personal Action Plans

I like and hour or so at the end to unwind

 

360 degree feedback

I give them happy sheets but ask them to fill them out in pencil just in case they get too honest

 

Full Use of Modern Technology

That John Cleese is a funny chap

 

Co-operative not Coercive

I'm a wimp. I have ego problems. They walk all over me and coffee breaks are quite lengthy

 

Help to develop broader visions

We sometimes have sandwiches for lunch

 

Facilitative Training

We drink a lot of coffee and chat

 

Peer Group Feedback

I don't like upsetting people so I leave that to the delegates

 

Leisure facilities at the Hotel

You'll find us in the bar, it overlooks the pool

 

Cost effective training

Please settle your own extras

 

In depth TNA

Well, I could, but I've got this really smart three day programme with games in that I'm sure will fit the bill

 

Simulations

Okay, they're role plays

 

Smart Casual

I've only got one suit

 

State of the Art Training Facilities

One flip chart pen actually works. But it's yellow

 

Creating the right environment for change

I've heard that bistro style seatings really neat

 

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