Finding the right trainer is not an easy task and requires planning. Have you ever taken a class and at the end of the class you leave very disappointed? Has your company hired a trainer and everything failed during the class? So many things can go wrong.
Finding the right trainer involves checking his/her references, looking at the evaluations, talking to his/her colleagues, conducting a mock class and above all, making sure that the trainer is an expert in the subject matter. But there are many other components leading to good results. Here are a few:
- Communication Skills
- Presentation Skills
- Hands-on Skills
- Problem Solving Skills
When hiring a good trainer, you need to make sure that all of these components are in balance. But there is more than just the trainer for a successful class. The environment where the class is being taught, the materials, the hands-on labs, the room temperature, the admin staff and many other areas that play a big role on the success of the training.
My last comment is to intentionally plan and hire for success taking into consideration the entire package. Budgets are critical, but hiring the least expensive trainer is not a solution. Think of getting results and not saving a few pennies.