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Induction for one?


I deliver a two day induction course once a month and managers recruit in line with the delivery dates, however, how can I make it an interesting event with one or maybe two participants?

Team Leaders believe that induction is the sole responsibility of the trainer and therefore want no part of it.

Any ideas?
emily marosi

2 Responses

  1. Give them a challenge
    You could give them a challenge to go and find things out. Tell them what you would like them to have learnt by the end of the two days, and set a little test – perhaps with a certificate at the end (“Ann has completed the blah blah induction, scoring x%”).

    Then arrange a serious of meetings with different people from the business, and perhaps some tours, where it their responsibility to gather information from the people they meet. Give them some time to decide some additional people to meet or things they would like to explore (email address of the MD etc), and so on and so on. You could give them other written resources too – but don’t let them bury themselves away.

    Finally, you could ask them to write a few comments on what they’ve learned about the business and their role, and any ideas they have to feedback – promise the Board will get to see it.


  2. Blended learning
    You might like to add in a mixture of media – i.e. you talking for a while, a company video or CBT, a quiz, list of thigs they need to find out, other people to speak to, workbook/welcome pack to look through, lunch with the team, buddy to help out with things, get them to do a mini presentation on what they have found out etc.

    Alternatively, you might like to add in some other people from the organisation that have been around for a while but who would like to have updates on some of the presentations you are running. e.g. I open up the induction presentations on ‘products overview’ to the whole company and usually two or three people come along.



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