Treat Yo Self: Growing as a Trainer is Easier Than You Think

Keeping yourself motivated to grow as a company trainer is extremely important if you want to be successful and ensure the future success of your trainees. However, when you work as a trainer, it can be easy to get caught up in the same routines, which can stunt your growth. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to motivate yourself, inspire your employees, and grow as a trainer.

Challenge yourself

One of the keys to being successful in your position is to constantly be challenging not only your trainees, but yourself as well. This is especially important if you’ve been using the same lessons and information for years; by challenging yourself to come up with some new lessons, you and your employees can learn more and you’ll grow as a trainer.

For instance, you may want to consider researching a topic that you haven’t covered in your training before and then creating a lesson based on that.

Re-take your own lessons

In addition to challenging yourself to cover new topics with relevant lessons, you should also be taking the time to go through the lessons you’ve been using to ensure that they’re still accurate and relevant. By putting yourself into the shoes of your trainees, you’ll be able to get a better idea as to what’s still relevant versus which parts of your lessons may need to be revised. While going through old lessons, be especially careful to ensure that the parts of the lesson reflect current company protocol–and that anything that doesn’t is revised accordingly. After all, company protocols change all the time.

Ask for feedback

Finally, be sure to speak with your employees every so often to ask for feedback on your lessons. After all, if the only opinion you have of your training is that of your own, you’re probably not going to be able to receive the constructive feedback that you need to improve upon your lessons and grow as a trainer. Specifically, consider gathering feedback information in the form of:

  • anonymous forms
  • Internet surveys
  • questionnaires
  • open verbal feedback

From there, you can assess your feedback and revise your lessons as needed.

As a trainer, you must always be looking for ways to grow and advance in your career. By taking the time to challenge yourself daily, take part in your own lessons, and ask for honest feedback from your employees, you’ll be on your way to professional growth and more successful training sessions in no time.

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