Why do I need to self-reflect at the completion of a training program?
Part of delivering training is the process of self-reflection. Self-reflection provides an opportunity for you to consider what worked well when you provided work skill instruction and demonstrations, and what you could improve on in the future.
To make this process successful, trainers need to develop reflection skills in order to:
- identify areas for improvement
- maintain personal skill development;
- the ability to be honest when looking back over the program
- to consider the feedback you received from your learner and others about your performance
- the ability to test the status quo and ask questions about how things could be done differently in the future.
- policies and procedures, both in a general operational and training sense
- training changes for new staff, existing staff, new policies, amended policies, new tasks or amended tasks
- personal training habits, such as demonstration techniques or training delivery styles.
Documenting your own personal changes will help your professional development and provide you with a benchmark from which to improve. Outstanding trainers always strive to better each performance and will always find areas to improve from each training experience.
Why must I update my learner’s records?
As training is delivered against a set of benchmarking standards, organisations need accurate records to show their employees have been provided with the opportunity to meet the requirements for their job role. Evidence of training needs to be recorded for a number of reasons, these may include:
- showing compliance with quality standards and systems within their industry
- complying with legal requirements such as WHS training and licensing standards for example: http://www.advantagetraining.com.au/certificate-iv-work-health-and-safety-training-course/
- showing currency of their employees, within the industry
- supporting performance management systems.
When updating your learner’s training information, ensure you record facts, such as time and date of session, what was covered and if your learner performed the required tasks to be deemed competent. Ensure all information is stored in the correct place, depending on the organisation this could be part of an employee’s personnel file, or held in a separate training file.
All information needs to be recorded and held securely and meet industry and company standards regarding privacy. Discuss with your manager if you are unsure of your organisation’s maintenance and storage systems of training records.