How to Conclude Training Sessions
Most trainers do not adequately close their sessions. By not doing so, they unwittingly cheat their participants out of an opportunity to reinforce learning. A well-crafted training conclusion provides a spectacular opportunity to reinforce learning points–interactively. Try one of these methods at the end of your next training session:
Partners Test Each Other: Tell participants to work with a partner. Each partner chooses 1-4 learning outcomes from the course and develops a test question that relates to each outcome. (Examples: “What are the five essential guidelines for developing web-based training?” “Please describe three different ways you could approach an inebriated civilian.”) Have the partners verbally test each other using these questions. (Optional: each pair could then choose its highest-quality question and test the class as a whole.)
Snowball Fight: Ask the participants to legibly write one question about the material on a piece of paper. Have them crumple it into a “snowball” and then, simultaneously with the whole class, stand and toss it at another workshop participant. After picking the closest one up, the participants all find a partner and read the question to that person. Each participant must answer the question to their partner’s approval.
Application: In pairs, each partner describes to the other what s/he particularly learned in the workshop and how s/he will use it.
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