The challenges of training a difficult topic
At times you may be called on to train or present a difficult topic. I once had to plan to train large groups of people in a topic that wasn’t likely to be received well.
Here’s my tips for training a difficult topic:
- Prepare well – get briefed on as many possible hurdles/issues and have answers ready
- Keep mood light – intersperse sessions with activities which keep learners active
- Establish your position – engage the learners in your sphere of influence
- Deflect any personal attacks – move focus to the bigger picture
It might be a tough call but able to be done.
Of course, contact me if you need any training assistance.