A Training Styles Inventory

Use Richard Brostrom's inventory to check how your training style ties in to various training theories and practices.

For each of the following 15 phrases, rank in the order to your best satisfaction the four statements given to complete the phrase. Give your most favored statement a rank of 4; your next favored, 3; your next, 2; and your least favored statement, a rank of 1. Place your ranking for each statement in the check box provided.

  1. In planning to conduct training, I am most likely to:

    c □ survey the problem and develop valid exercises based on my findings.

    b □ begin with a lesson plan—specify what I want to teach, when, and how.

    a □ pinpoint the results I want and construct a program that will almost run itself. ...

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