Training Dos & Don’ts – Get the most from your training session

by emmadigirank on March 2, 2013

There’s plenty of advice available to CEOs and business owners on how to ensure that they provide the best training sessions for their employees. However, there’s not so much resource material available for the employees themselves which, considering you are the people attending, seems a little unfair. If you are attending personal injury training, there are a few dos and don’ts you might like to consider that will help you get as much out of the session as possible.

As with anything, it’s all in the preparation. You want to ensure that you’ve left your legal training session having learnt as much as possible. Not only does it enhance your image as a valuable asset to your company, but your new skill set, knowledge and appreciation of how you and your colleagues work together can help to encourage more dynamic and effective teamwork. One of the biggest don’ts a trainee can commit is to ignore the need for preparation. Before you go anywhere near the training session, have a think about some of these points:

● Do some homework. Have a think about what you believe your needs to be and discuss them with your line manager. Any employee who is willing to self-analyse and come up with areas of improvement can only be seen as honest and willing to learn. Not only does this approach singles you out as a co-operative and self-aware member of the team, but it might ensure that you get to learn what you think will be useful.

● Do think about how you learn. If you are dyslexic or learn in a particular way, mention this to your line manager. It’s pointless undergoing extra legal training if you can’t absorb the information presented.

● Do set yourself personal objectives within the session. Decide what it is you want from the experience and work towards them.

● Don’t keep the objectives to yourself. If you can, discuss them with both your line manager and the trainer in advance of the training event. If they know what you want, they might be able to include your points within the session itself.

● Do ask for a debrief, so that you can benefit from clear and concise assessments of your strengths and weaknesses.

In addition, there are points you might want to consider during the event:

● Don’t keep quiet. Your colleagues and the company will benefit from your honesty and candour. Share your experiences and thoughts.

● Do listen. You might find that you have more common ground with your colleagues than you were aware of.

● Don’t pretend to understand things you don’t. Extra legal training offers an environment in which it is your right to say “I don’t get it”. Far better to say it here than in front of a client or senior member of staff!

Once your training is done, there are further actions you can take to ensure that your experience has a long-lasting and positive effect:

● Talk to your line manager and discuss the actions you are going to undertake as a result of the training.

Training can be as much benefit to you, the employee, as it can for the image and functioning of the company as a whole. With the right approach and attitude, it can be a proactive moment in your career. For professional legal training UK contact Mass Training today.

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