你有善用你的鏡子嗎?

photo by Mikhail Evstafiev

早上梳洗、男士刮鬍子,女士化妝,鏡子是少不了的用品。

日常的工作及生活中,活的鏡子更是少不了。
近日與一位培訓顧問合作,真是遇到了很好的一面活鏡子。

由於是首次合作,所以既要在大家的風格與形式上尋求共識,亦是互相觀摩的好機會。在討論中的意見、不見的手法與見解,就如鏡中反映給我看清自己、反思的好材料。

原來,這麽多年的培訓經驗,不但令我領會到一套有效的風格及模式,亦不覺間把自已套在模式中。

這是一次真正的「合作」,從課程設計至臨場細節,都要研究討論:「這個環節,我會這樣做,換上是你會怎樣處理?」、「我認為如此安排,前後的呼應會緊密一些。」…

臨場的合作,也是交流學習的好機會。手法與應變的處理,亦有異同。所謂「三人行,必有我師」,連串的火花,帶來不單是滿意的成果,還有是給自己充了電,跳出慣用的常規,應用了一些不同的方法技巧。

還是唐太宗的那一句:以人為鑑,可知得失。

朋友,你近日有没有照鏡?

[Training Magic #10] The Road to a Magician

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Good trainers are like magicians. You can command attention from the training participants, enable them to learn with fun, and create lasting impact to their work and lives.

But becoming a good trainer is not an overnight event. You can’t just take a pill, make a wish, or take a course, and then…. glorified light over your head and you become a magical trainer. No! That is just daydreaming.

Practise, Practise, Practise

Yes, you need to practise, both mentally and physically. Take all your training sessions as your learning opportunities, try out new skills, test newly designed activities, and take note of all your learning.

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《魔幻培訓師 #10》如何修練成魔幻培訓師?

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優秀的培訓師就如魔術師,有攝人的吸引力,令學員愉快地學習,令學員在工作及生活上畢生受用。

但要成為一個優秀的培訓師,並非一夜間能完成的事情。沒有仙丹靈藥、法術魔咒語、或速成進修班可以為你加上魔幻培訓師的光環。

那些只是白日夢!

操練、操練、操練

要成為優秀的培訓師,你必須好好地在心中及實務地操練自己。

將自己主持的培訓作為學習及磨練自己的機會,用作嘗試新技巧,測試新的活動的場地,並從中學習。

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[Training Magic #9] When Murphy Strikes – How to Respond?

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Life is full of surprises. Training sessions are no exception. The unexpected will happen, and will always visit you while you are not prepared!

Simply put, we trainers has to deal with crises all the time.

Acts of God

“Acts of God" are uncontrollable external events such as typhoons and poor weather conditions.

For outdoor training events, weather is a key consideration from the very beginning. Generally, experienced trainers or organizations have sets of procedures or policies to deal with and respond to poor weather conditions. For example, the condition by which the training event will be postponed or canceled, the procedures for notifying the participants.

For indoor training events, there are also standard procedures for handling bad weather conditions. However, to the trainer, responding to sudden weather change is also a challenge.

For example, if the Hong Kong Observatory announce that a higher typhoon signal will be issued within a few hours and organizations need to release their employees so that they can return home for safe shelter, what will you the trainer do in the middle of a training session? Will you (or the organization) stop to cancel the remaining part of the training program? Will you postpone it to a later date? Or will you use the remaining few hours to complete the training workshop in a condensed manner?

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《魔幻培訓師#9》學員反了、器材壞了、颱風來了-如何應變?

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世事總是難以預料,培訓時遇到突發事件也是意料之內吧!

簡單來說,要面對的是天災人禍。

天命不可違

天災,就是外在的元素,最簡單的就是風吹雨打。

如果是戶外的培訓,這當然是很重要的一環。一般來說,有經驗的戶外培訓師或機構,都會有守則或程序,颱風暴雨之時,應如何應變。例如培訓在甚麼程況下會取消或改期,如何通知等等。

如果是戶內的培訓的話,如果遇有天災或意外,通常也有程序處理。但對培訓師來說,這些突發的事性,可能成為一項挑戰。

舉例來說,香港的天文台現在會為颱風發出預警,公佈將在幾小時內發出更高的颱風信號,以便安排疏散員工。在進行培訓的中途,突然收到這種消息,培訓師(及公司機構)便要決定如何作出安排,是將培訓腰斬?擇日再續?還是用餘下的時間將未完的培訓濃縮進行,不用再找一天作培訓?

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