The first priority in training is knowing the audience. Training needs assessment specialists acknowledge that fresh data assists a trainer in implementation of a strong training program. In the past decade, training curricula have been enhanced to include simulation modeling of real-time organizational interactions and business engagements. Targeting a pre-training assessment to identify individual strengths and weaknesses of trainees at the outset of a curriculum, enables the trainer to guide the training process to success completion by all participants.
Training simulations are usually conducted in virtual media. While most companies in the United States still use standard computer generated simulations, the future in virtual reality may bring training curricula one step closer to actualizing real scenarios. No matter what type of simulation, training scenarios offer a theater of practice whereby professionals engage common challenges, followed by problem solving interactions.
Designed to improve awareness and management skill, simulation-based activities establish an environment for managers to come up with new solutions to old problems. Enterprise simulations effectively train the employee as a user of core business process applications in given scenarios. The combination of managerial and enterprise simulation approaches creates the conditions for an apt forum of peer-to-peer learning with subsequent record of lessons learned.
The program focuses on how to set up learner-centered training simulations with basic scenarios. Simulation models for practical training activities. Incorporation of case studies, role playing scripts, and strategic business games are discussed. The film informs viewers of the potential such techniques have in establishing trust and empowerment during the training process. Educational materials accompanying the film are available online.