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How much time should trainers train?


I am searching for some kind of formula or way to determine the amount of classroom training time each trainer should be expected to fulfill in a government agency's internal training program. I know we need to build in prep time, delivery time and evaluation/maintenance time. But what is the rule of thumb for this equation? I have a training team that wants some criteria to determine if they are meeting expectations. Thanks for your help!

Lauren Walker

3 Responses

    Graham – Thank you for the links to previous comments about this issue. They were very helpful. You are right – IT DEPENDS is the common answer, but the range fo 60-80 percent is very helpful. I appreciate your insights!
    — Lauren

  2. Accounting for Transfer of Learning Time

    Over the last three years, I’ve become particularly interested in how much time trainers spend supporting the transfer of learning process after a training course, versus time spent preparing the trainees for the training and also delivery the training itself.

    On two of the programmes I managed, I contracted the trainers to spend at least 15 minutes every two weeks, checking in on the progress of each trainee, post-workshop. They also had to set aside half a day to deliver a programme close webinar, three months after the workshop.

    I would recommend including transfer of learning support time into your model. This is a great way to ensure that your training department takes a very visible approach to facilitating the improvement in business performance that is expected, but so often not delivered or at least easily observed.



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