A lot of organizations offer leadership training seminars. They want to empower their employees and their subordinates to become leaders too. It is costly. The cost of training is sometimes high. Yet, organizations still want to sponsor these seminars because of the benefits that the organization will have.
Leadership training seminars are a form of investment of the organization into its human resources. It is usually the human resources department that facilitates these seminars. They get the best leadership trainers in the field and require their employees to attend these workshops. This way, they can be sure that all their employees receive the training they need. Here are several principles to keep in mind when organization these leadership seminars.
Conduct a training needs analysis for the organization. Before facilitating any training seminar, you need to understand the needs of the organization. If you don’t, then you run the risk of training and needs mismatch. What use are seminars if they do not address the problems and needs of the organization. Based on this training needs analysis, you can then ask a consultant to device the training design, specifically for your organization. There are one-size-fits-all workshops out there. They are cheap. But the monetary savings are all you will ever get. No other added value to your organization whatsoever.
Come up with a list of the best trainers in town. Look at their credentials. Look at their former clients. Don’t just focus on the cost. Focus on quality and if the trainer matches the needs of your organization. Of course, budget may be a problem in your organization. But if you are willing to invest in your people, don’t settle for second or third best. You will end up getting second-rate performance from your employees in that case.
Make the necessary arrangements for the leadership training seminars. Secure the venue-it could be out of town or it could be in the training room in your office. Either way, you need to make the necessary reservations, including the amenities that your employees and training officers will need. Make the venue as comfortable as possible. People need to be relaxed as they learn and train.
Measure the effectiveness of the training. After the leadership training seminars, you still got work to do. You need to evaluate and assess the impact of the seminar. Did it make a difference? Are your people more motivated to work? Can they practice the leadership principles taught in the seminar?