Previously published as: Training Strategies for Tomorrow
Online from: 2003
Subject Area: Learning and Development
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|Title:||Trainers – stop conning people that you are providing workshops|
|Author(s):||Ian Cunningham, (Strategic Developments International, UK.E-mail: email@example.com)|
|Citation:||Ian Cunningham, (2010) "Trainers – stop conning people that you are providing workshops", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 24 Iss: 4, pp.5 - 6|
|Keywords:||Learning, Teaching and training, Teaching methods, Training, Working practices|
|DOI:||10.1108/14777281011056686 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The aim is to expose shoddy and unprofessional thinking and activity amongst some trainers.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses dictionary definitions and experience to expose linguistic errors by trainers who label their courses as workshops – when they are not.
Findings – The analysis shows that trainers mis-use the English language in order to promote their courses.
Practical implications – The practical implications for the buyers of learning and development activity is to beware of trainers disguising their courses as workshops.
Social implications – One implication is the waste by organizations on courses that masquerade as workshops – hence reducing practical application and transfer of learning.
Originality/value – No-one has written on this subject before.
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