It is common knowledge that capable leaders have a profound impact on organizations. They effectively communicate with employees, motivate them and help the workforce deliver high performance.
Leadership, contrary to popular perception, is a skill that needs to be nurtured efficiently.
Training plays a key role in the development of able leaders. Well-trained leaders help companies grow efficiently in the world of business that is characterized by fierce competition.
What is the right format to deliver effective leadership training?
Leaders deal with people. Don’t they? The HUMAN ELEMENT OF TRAINING GOES A LONG WAY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF EFFICIENT LEADERS and ILT sessions are perfectly suited for this task because they help deliver training with a human touch. HOWEVER, THE TRADITIONAL FORMAT IS RIGID AND EXPENSIVE AND BUSY EMPLOYEES DO NOT FIND TIME TO ATTEND SESSIONS CONDUCTED IN BRICK AND MORTAR CLASSROOMS.
So, how could companies impart effective leadership training? THE answer is blended learning.
Why is blended learning the perfect format?
This format provides the benefits of eLearning while retaining “humanness” in training. Organizations could improve their ROI on leadership training because the number of ILT sessions needed to effectually equip the personnel with leadership skills is substantially reduced. Blended learning helps leadership training perfectly fit into busy schedules of workers.
The advantages of classroom training when combined with the power of eLearning help deliver a very rich learning experience. Online courses containing scenarios could go a long way in improving the analytical capabilities of employees that help them make better decisions. The training of future leaders could be made highly interactive through incorporation of elements such as games, quizzes and so on.
Soft skills needed for efficient leadership could be effectively imparted through face-to-face interaction, while social learning helps acquire knowledge informally without any learning stress.
How could the right blend be formulated?
Introduction of blended learning program needs to be preceded by a thorough preparation by the organization and all stakeholders need to have a good idea of the program goals. Providing a participant guide highlighting the program details could be very helpful. The learning objectives need to be clearly defined by the company. This helps the organization identify the type of learning to be delivered to satisfy each objective.
It is also important to analyze the characteristics of the target audience. The learners’ level of comfort using computers and the need for interaction are important aspects to be kept in mind while developing the blended learning strategy. Training managers need to ensure that the time and cost constraints are addressed effectively before choosing the method of delivery.
The right learning blend helps firms develop efficient leaders who can guide the organization to success. How do you impart leadership training? We would love to learn from your experiences.
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