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Training and Learning Styles—Training Basics by Susan Russell

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Who's In Charge?

Training styles relate to social and managerial styles. Without a doubt, trainers need to command respect from training participants. But needing to “command” participants themselves is something else.

To begin with, who should set program or lesson goals and objectives? There is no right or wrong answer. Trainers may not always be in control of selecting the subject matter or the method of instruction. Employers may request in-house or vendor-supplied training because its advertised goals and objectives match their own. If top management insists that a group of employees acquire certain new skills or knowledge, an instructional designer will work to convert managerial goals into measurable learning objectives. In doing so, ...

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