Training Programs

The Five Key Characteristics of Effective Training Programs

The Five Key Characteristics of Effective Training Programs

Training Programs

What makes an effective training program? Why is the traditional classroom method and model so widely used, when we have long identified and understood its problems and contradictions?

Traditional training fails to offer significant value as a learning experience, especially since human beings only retain 10% of what they are taught in a traditional learning method.

For this reason, organizations today must aim to create training programs that are innovative and allow all types of employees to maximize their learning potential while gearing their experience towards their particular interests.

Here, we provide five important characteristics of effective training programs that must be kept in mind to ensure the best results in an individual and organizational level:

1. Personalized

Allow for the organization of information into packages for different types of people and their individual requirements.

2. Inquiry-Based

Allow for learners to share and comment on different sources of information and experiences, thus working together to solve issues and share advice.

3. Collaborative

Allow participants to work with others and thus enhance their learning experience. Teamwork is crucial to any organization and training programs should foster this type of work ethic.

4. Interdisciplinary

Always ensure that training programs incorporate various different areas of knowledge, not just the person’s area of expertise.

5. Networked

Ensure that as many people as possible can use the resources you provide, anytime and anywhere. There is now a big shift towards working remotely, and this is the first step to provide that invaluable opportunity for your workforce.

These five characteristics can undoubtedly help revamp your training program and multiply its effectiveness. Click here to read more about the importance of having these features in your training programs and how you can incorporate them into your organization today.


KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements, but traditional methodologies for capability development require a new, more updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions – strategy cascading, business acumen, change management, leadership pipeline, digital capabilities and talent assessments. Leveraging a blended omni-channel delivery model, KNOLSKAPE offers instructor-led classroom sessions, live virtual sessions and self-paced courses to suit every learning need.

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