"Indian Corporate Trainer’s Choice: Methods for Enhanced Training Engagement and Effectiveness"
Keywords:Training, Training methods, Case study, AV aids, Games and Activities, Role Play.
Training and Development (T&D) is a vital Organization Development (OD) intervention. Without T&D, the human resources in an organization will become irrelevant and obsolete. Therefore, it is pertinent for all organizations to keep training their people. A training program is an elaborate process that includes: Training Needs Analysis, Training Planning, Training Preparation, Developing Training Contents, Choosing Training methods, Identifying appropriate resources, and so on. Much emphasis is laid upon developing training calendars and training content. However, training methods are usually left to the Trainer or the Resource Person to decide and deliver. The objective of the study is to find the most effective and engaging training methods used by corporate trainers. This exploratory study engages expert interviews to collect data about the trainers and training methods adopted by them. These experts are corporate trainers and are members of CHRD Network. The responses of the trainers are then analyzed and presented systematically. The interview schedule consists of questions whose answers help us discover the frequently used training methods of corporate trainers. Finally, this paper deciphers the most effective and engaging training methods used by the trainers across India. It explains the methods and gauges them using Kirkpatrick’s level 1 and level 2 of training evaluation.