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Organisational Training Plans


I have used a simple but effective organisational training plan format successfully for several years. However, I was recently told by a client that it was not `sexy`! Has anyone out there got any ideas or suggestions to liven up the plan or perhaps for s/w products that would help?

Thank you.

J Lindley
Jennifer Lindley

5 Responses

  1. Sexy Training Plans

    I’ve seen dozens of sexy trainers, but never a sexy training plan. I’ve always held the view that if the training plan actually identifies the training needs, suggests how those needs might be met, when, and shows sensible costs for same, it was what clients required.

    If you find out what a sexy tp is, I’d love to hear about it. On the other hand, sexyness is in the eye of the beholder and my tp is looking better already.

  2. onions and sexy
    It could be that the client was giving you an objection to your proposal but felt that he had to frame it in some sort of vague excuse! Did you ask him questions on what he defines as sexy as this would have given you more information if it was a real objection, or the chance to narrow it down if it was not.

    I use a standard training plan format that summerises the session in terms of aim, objectives, process, resources and key learning points on one page. The detail of the notes is then contained in a four column format. Most trainers can use this format easily. If you want more info get in touch by e mail on [email protected]

  3. Sexy plans
    Thank you to the respondents to my question.

    Steven, this issue arose with clients who have been with me for many years and are successfully using my current training plan formats.

    What they appear to be looking for is something to `motivate` them to keep it up to date! Obviously, easier said than done!

    You mention your own `standard training plan` format that summarises the session`. Clearly, there is a misunderstanding here as I was referring to the summary training plan which the organisation needs to prepare each year, to drive their business plan, rather than asessional plan.

    However, thank you very much for taking the time to respond to my question.

    Warm regards.


  4. Effective or Sexy – Which is more important?
    My own view is that ‘effective’ is far more important than ‘sexy’. May I suggest you have the courage of your convictions and stick with what you know works.
    Does your client believe your training plan is not effective? If so, why and how can this be overcome? Your client needs to explain more precisely what he or she wants. The ‘sexy’ comment seems to me to be a red herring.
    Happy to follow-up by e-mail if you wish.
    Chris Cordery


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