Five Ways to Improve Feedback Given in Corporate Training Programs

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Five Ways to Improve Feedback Given in Corporate Training Programs

In Corporate Training Programs, the learners benefit greatly from the feedback they receive. They complete activities or assignments as part of the training, and they want to know how well they did and how they can improve. Here are five ways to improve the feedback that is given in Corporate Training Programs:

1. Give feedback at the earliest opportunity rather than postponing it too long. Ideally, the feedback should be given as soon as possible once the activity or assignment is completed.

2. Be as specific as possible with the feedback that is given. Rather than saying, “Good job,” say precisely what was good about the participants’ work (e.g., “Your approach to solving this problem demonstrates creativity while also being quite effective.”).

3. Whenever possible, express feedback positively rather than negatively. Too much negative feedback can have an unfortunate effect on learners—especially adult learners. State what is positive about the work that was done as often as you can.

4. Ensure that the feedback is description, not judgmental. While it is very easy to judge the work that participants complete, it is more effective to provide a description of what was done—in as positive a manner as possible.

5. Allow learners to provide feedback to each other. As often as possible, ask the learners to give feedback to their peers. This is a great way for different backgrounds and experience levels to add value to a corporate training program.

 

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Scott Fabel is a senior corporate training consultant with Computer Aid, Inc. He has over 18 years of experience working with various Fortune 1000 companies on Help Desk Implementations, Microsoft Technologies, Business Analysis, and Project Management. This includes both consultative services and customized training programs. He is HDI certified, PMP certified, CBAP certified, and a MCT. Scott has been teaching others business skills, professional skills, and technical skills for more than 13 years. He is a faculty fellow at the University of Delaware and is currently pursuing his doctorate in education for which his dissertation will focus on the benefits of corporate training and mobile learning. He speaks three languages and was recently inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame. His communication skills, combined with his martial art skills, provide him with a unique combination for keeping his sessions informative, lively, and interactive.

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  1. Feed back is an important step to administering the training program. The student needs to know they are learning and improving even when they require improvement.

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