FRONT OF THE ROOM
People are counting on us. People are sacrificing for us. People are desperately hoping we will surprise them and exceed their expectations. They so want us to innovate, challenge and engage them. They want us to value their time, and ignite their curiosity, sense of experimentation and desire to apply new learnings.
So, the responsibility for each of us tasked with facilitating for others is great. Immense. Daunting. Even intimidating. It is, perhaps, time — as we have begun a New Year — for us to (re)commit to our learners, to be clear in our resolve to advocate for them and to positively impact performance in the organizations we serve.
Let’s be even more in-the-moment. More creative. More collaborative. Let’s share more of the “work” in the classroom with our learners — give them more of a stake in the successful outcome of the training.
Let’s loosen our grip on the wheel a bit. Let’s try more activities with a little ambiguity in them — more room for them to apply their own creativity. Let’s delight in their pursuits, and celebrate their discoveries.
It’s a new year filled with possibility. Here’s wishing you strength, introspection, stamina and extra reserves of creativity and commitment.
Brian Lange is with Perim Consulting and serves as lead facilitator for LTEN PrimeTime! For Trainers Core and Masters Workshops. Email Brian at email@example.com.