The Head of Business, Training and Facilitating at YeNkosi Africa Limited, Adedipupo Osinloye; believes purpose driven trainings will shape the continent’s future. He stated that training bodies must educate trainers to deliver trainings that engage, captivate, and stay with employees when the training sessions are over, and they are back on the job. Adedipupo asked the audience at his training sessions, “So you have great content for your training session, but how’s your delivery?”
He believes there are seven key ingredients of a successful purpose driven training. He noted that trainers must make their key points at the beginning and end of the session and reinforce these essential points in the middle of the session.Usually, learners remember the first things best, the last things second best, and the contents in the middle are hardly ever memorable. He also said trainers need to present material in chunks. “Do not bunch several concepts together in one long presentation. For example, if you are training on Safety, present the hazards as a “chunk” of information, then ask participants some questions about the material, or take a break. Then present the next “chunk,” such as safety procedures. Make sure there are defined breaks in the presentation that separate each chunk of information,” he stated.
He told participants that instead of trying to achieve goals purposelessly, they should do things with a clear understanding and rationale. If you cannot come up with a specific reason or you do not understand why you are doing something, guess what? Do not do it! If you do not understand stage by stage progressions or if you have no idea why you are doing something, why would you continue to include it in your training program? “I am a big believer in always having a solid “rationale” for everything I do and also in what I teach. For every exercise, every drill, and every activity, I want to challenge you to ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?” He said.