Establishing A Learner-First Training Model: How To Create Learner Personas

| January 29, 2019

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In a learner-first training approach, trainers always start with the learner. The learner is the basis for every aspect of a company's training strategy, from the company's learning goals to their learner pathways, to the tools that they choose to train and the way they design their training.Whilst this may seem like common sense, it's actually not what a lot of trainers do.A quick note! When we talk about trainers, we mean anyone looking to share knowledge in their organisation, whether they're HR managers, training coordinators, sales directors, business owners, or more.Time-poor trainers often focus first on choosing their training platform, their content medium, and their delivery mechanism for staff training.This process is often project-driven or individually planned, and centres around delivering training in one-time space, across whole teams, or through one delivery mechanism (face to face, online, or blended). The training itself usually only address one topic or area of need; for example, workplace safety.

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