Our reader poll today asks: What is your preference with respect to leadership training?
– I’d like to attend leadership training in-person: 75%
– I’d like to take leadership training by video course: 7%
– I’d like to do “on the job” versus formal leadership training: 14%
– I’d like to construct self-led leadership training: 4%
Live still thrives. While we hear a lot about “blended learning,” “scalable and distributed” offerings, and online training, your learners have a very clear and strong preference for in-person training. Why? As someone who has trained literally thousands of people in our classroom courses, I know it’s about the interaction and focused learning. Being in a room focused on one subject for 4 to 8 hours gets your brain in the right space to learn. You also have immediate access to an expert trainer who can answer your questions. While video and distributed learning are solid reinforcement mechanisms, clearly the classroom still rules.
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.