5 ways to engage employees using scenario-based training

5 ways to engage employees using scenario-based training

WorkPlan explores some essential tips to engage employees using scenario-based training.

Training can be an arduous task for both the employee and the manager, and often it’s difficult to engage employees with seminars, lectures, and blocks of text. Using scenario-based training can engage your employees while giving them a chance to flex their skills using real-world examples. This blog shares 5 essential tips you should consider when creating scenario-based training, and how you can use an LMS for this type of training.

By using the WorkPlan Learning LMS, employees can participate and engage to a greater capacity in any training scenarios, leading to higher productivity and clearer communication in the workplace.

  1. Have clear objectives and goals

Having a foundation of clear and concise objectives and goals gives your training direction and purpose. It makes sure you’re able to address gaps in abilities and skills while ensuring you create a relevant training program that will ensure your employees are engaged and learning. Identifying objectives and goals is the first course of action you should take for all successful training initiative and projects.

  1. Use real-world examples

The safest way to train employees without throwing them in the deep end is by using real-world examples. This could be example phone calls or demonstrating safety procedures using simple videos or audio clips.

Real-world examples make training more memorable as employees can relate to an experience, and it gives employees an opportunity to practice these interactions.

  1. Provide self-reflection prompts

Self-reflection gives employees a chance for deeper learning and sets them up for growth in mindset and skills. Encourage employees to reflect on their behaviours, emotions, or thought processes without interrupting their training. This could be after the training has finished, or you could provide a prompt that asks the employee to reflect after they made a choice that leads to certain outcomes.

  1. Incorporate believable content

A successful LMS for training is based on believable and realistic content and tasks. Incorporating these truth-based scenarios provides a more engaging experience for employees, making them feel a part of the action, and that their actions are meaningful in the grand scheme of things.

Realism also ensures that employees can relate to and recognise personas they see in the workplace, free of exaggerations and distractions from the initial training objectives. Realistic decision making and dialogue will also increase engagement for online LMS training.

  1. Give immediate feedback

Having feedback that is incorporated into the training scenario gives employees time to reflect and evaluate their performance. There are generally two main types of feedback in training scenarios.

The first is subtle, where employees receive unfavourable outcomes prompting them to rethink decisions and performance behaviours. The second is more direct and comes in the form of follow-up recommendations and checklists where employees can immediately identify their strengths and where they need to improve.

WorkPlan Learning is a collaborative LMS that allows for rapid course authoring. It is a powerful web based  tool that will help you seamlessly link teams to goals, objectives, activities, learning and tasks. With over 1000 premade courses to choose from, managers can tailor to their needs for any training scenario. Contact us for a free demo today.

How WorkPlan Learning can help

WorkPlan Learning is a collaborative LMS that keeps all your business’s training content in one place, making professional development easily accessible to all your employees. The collaborative capabilities of WorkPlan Learning allow your employees to keep on top of their professional development by giving them room to give feedback and raise any gaps in knowledge.

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