Training & Development For Dummies
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You have many ways to ensure participation in training and development. Mostly it comes down to your reaction to the learners and their learning situation. How do you react to ensure an environment that encourages the best opportunities for participation? How do you react to create the best learning experience? The REACT mnemonic helps you remember the basics for encouraging participation:

  • Relax and establish an informal atmosphere.

  • Encourage participants to take control of their own learning.

  • Accept participants where they are.

  • Communicate openly and honestly.

  • Tap participants for their ideas.

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Elaine Biech is president and managing principal of ebb associates inc, an organizational and leadership development firm that helps organizations work through large-scale change. Her 30 years in the training and consulting field include support to private industry, government, and non-profit organizations.

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