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Joining Instructions


How in-depth should they be?

How much of the course aims and objective should they detail?

I have been forwarded a 6 sided JI with maps, bells and whistles - is this overkill?
Andrew Jacobs

2 Responses

  1. JI are a great way of making people/delegates feel welcome.
    Clear joining instructions can help get the programme of to a flying start. Make the delegate feel important and welcome. I think its great to help the deleagte move out their comfort zone and put them into the desired state for training.

    Who will be there with them
    What they will gain through atttendance and participation
    Why the training and attendance is important.
    Where they will be going.
    When things will be happening especially the beginning and close.
    How they will be-dress-attitude-behaviour-after the training.

  2. Don’t just rely on 6 page JI’s
    Whilst I absolutely agree with all the comments regarding Joining Instructions and the value in ensuring the experience is a good one, I have found that it is the interaction with their manager beforehand that is most critical. Those organisations where the Manager does pre and post briefing are most successful in getting the best learning experiences. These briefings help to explain how the objectives relate specifically to the individual and how they will apply the new learning on their return. With this the JI’s can be shorter or can be in two parts – one for the manager and one for the learner. Often I have found the course info is missed if learners are worrying about what to wear and how to get there so don’t forget these basics. As with any good intervention – what is the culture and who is the audience? Will help decide what is appropriate


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