Having clear learning objectives for your training program helps you in three ways:
1. It helps you to make decisions about the learning content you need
2. It helps you to clarify what your trainees need to be able to do at the end of the
3. It helps you to decide how best to evaluate the results of the training
Creating clear learning goals can be done in three steps:
Step 1 - Set Global Learning Goals
clarify what trainees can do at the end of the course. [see Set Learning Goals for Training: Step 1 – Set global learning goals]
Step 2 - Clarify the required performance level
clarify what level of performance you require at the end of training
[see Set Learning Goals for Training; Step 2- Clarify the required performance
Step 3 – Create specific training objectives
provide more detail about the global learning goals.
Step 3: Create Specific Training Objectives:
Having decided on global learning objectives and clarified the required performance level, you need to create specific training objectives. Specific training objectives provide more detail about the global learning goals.
Global Learning Goal:
After training the trainees will be able to proactively participate in business conference calls using professional English.
Specific training objectives:
At the end of this course, trainees will:
be able to use professional business English to politely and professionally interrupt; to ask questions and to make comments in a conference call
know how to use communication strategies and professional language to confirm and clarify information
be able to use communication strategies and professional language to deal with questions in a conference call
know how to use professional language to offer opinions; to express agreement and disagreement in a conference call
This is an example of well-designed specific training objectives.