How to create a training program for employees


How to create an effective training program to empolyees with rapid change in technology and project management tools. Take an example of a bank.

  1. How the training program should be designed for non-technical employees.
  2. How to make sure that the training program is effective.
Human Resources
Technology Management
Hitesh Mathpal
15 months ago

6 answers


Training programs should be designed keeping "interest" and "fun" as core factor. Nobody likes to sit in a boardroom and watch PPT decks explaining diagrams. Some training programs I atteneded were pretty interesting, they had few things like

  1. Small groups and group tasks
  2. Goup shuffling
  3. Small project assigning people multiple roles etc
  4. Demos of the skills etc

Also, trainer plays a very important role here. A good trainer can create a lot of interest even in boring subjects.

Charu Gulati
15 months ago
TRAINER = Excellent point - Dr. David E. 15 months ago
Indeed. Trainer. - Maya 15 months ago
BEWARE: We educate people; we train animals - Dr. David E. 15 months ago
Didactic word choice may be vital - Dr. David E. 15 months ago
Point understood; nevertheless. Thanks - Dr. David E. 15 months ago
A trainer is trained in certain topics to give idea about topic. But trainer has no deep knowledge about discussion or training subject. So it is better to take supports of expert and professional qualified educator to give deep knowledge about subjective training. - Er. Jangyadutta 15 months ago
Professionals like Doctor, Teacher, Scientists, professors may be preferred. - Er. Jangyadutta 15 months ago
Yes - that was MY point - Dr. David E. 15 months ago
The term MOOC was coined in 2008 by Dave Cormier of the University of Prince Edward Island in response to a course called Connectivism and Connective Knowledge (also known as CCK08 ). CCK08, which was led by George Siemens of Athabasca University and Stephen Downes of the National Research Council , consisted of 25 tuition-paying students in Extended Education at the University of Manitoba. - Dr. David E. 15 months ago

Try internal or external consultants, MOOCs, etc

The Boyer Model of Education and Scholarship

OK – I may subscribe to the Boyer Model but with several specific personal variations which I will keep propriety and not disclose here. But, I will discuss my teaching pragmatism, below.


Boyer’s Model of scholarship and education is an academic model advocating expansion of the traditional definition of scholarship and research into four types of scholarship. It was introduced in 1990 by Ernest Boyer.

According to Boyer, traditional research, or the scholarship of discovery, had been the center of academic life and crucial to an institution’s advancement but it needed to be broadened and made more flexible to include not only the new social and environmental challenges beyond the campus but also the reality of contemporary life.

His vision was to change the research mission of universities by introducing the idea that scholarship needed to be redefined.


Dr. David E. M
15 months ago
Best contribution and ideal activity. - Er. Jangyadutta 15 months ago
The BM has been updated for modernity. - Dr. David E. 15 months ago

I like this , however, it depends only on the trainer. A good trainer is more than enough than material.

Maya Kharkwal MA, BEd
15 months ago
Teacher, professor doctor or educator = not TRAINER - Dr. David E. 15 months ago
We educate people; we train animals = BARK BARK! - Dr. David E. 15 months ago
Yes. Got it ! Thanks - Maya 15 months ago
U R welcomed. - Dr. David E. 15 months ago
Professional expert like teacher, professor and doctor will give better training. - Er. Jangyadutta 15 months ago
Educate - not train! - Dr. David E. 15 months ago

Training program for employees consist with needs assessment, setting of objectives, designing, implementation and evaluation to make employees do better job performances while  working in company through  effective and  specific training which teaches and equips  employees with  knowledge and skills by which  to be able to provide the company a results that they are aiming for what attitude they need while working in the company.

Er. Jangyadutta D
15 months ago
What happens when they leave? - Dr. David E. 15 months ago
Existing employees may be trained in the meantime. - Er. Jangyadutta 15 months ago
Define meantime? - Dr. David E. 15 months ago

If you have a rapidly changing environment it could be better to create a pull system through some performance support system. Perhaps the training would be on methods to best use the performance support tools. Everyone assimilates technical material at different rates so a pull system saves the fast assimilators from boring class time.

Anthony Jaccarino
15 months ago
Great insights: A Pull System is a control-oriented system that operates by receiving signals that more production is needed. A pull system is contrasted with a typical push system that is common with mass production. - Dr. David E. 15 months ago
Pull; for this-agreed - Dr. David E. 15 months ago
Support system is good process. - Er. Jangyadutta 15 months ago
Insightful - Dr. David E. 15 months ago

To me, one of the most important parts of learning programs for employees is to create exercises or an environment which allow the employees to test out their ideas in a safe space. So, having them work through examples as a team or having people share experiences and let others critique it is very useful. then the teaching/learning moves from the trainer to the group

Ellen Raim
15 months ago
Well said - Dr. David E. 15 months ago
Yes I agree. - Er. Jangyadutta 15 months ago

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