Different training approaches

There are a number of different ways to approach your learning and development that I can discuss with you.

Check them out below to identify which ones best suit your needs:


The good old traditional way of delivering training! This approach is great when you are able to release people from the workplace for several days at a time.

The advantage is that participants are removed from their place of work, they get to meet, network and collaborate with others and they have more time to focus on themselves.

The disadvantage is that many people struggle to disengage from their work either because they are worried about a growing backlog or because they get lots of interruptions from their manager or colleagues. It can make it hard for them to fully engage with the experience especially if the training is longer than two days.


Becoming popular, this approach mixes the best of in-person, live virtual and self-paced learning.

The advantage is that participants can fit it in around their work and because it is a program of learning over a longer period of time (6 to 12 months or longer), change is more likely to become embedded. This is because ownership and accountability for learning is placed firmly on the shoulders of the individual.

The disadvantage is that without focus people can lose momentum, but with regular check-ins, a clear program curriculum, and with the support of their sponsor or manager they are able to keep on track.


What advances in technology and the COVID-19 pandemic have taught us is that online virtual training can be just as effective as in-person when it is done in the right way.

The advantage is that you can attend from your workplace and there are no additional venue or travel costs, and most virtual training is delivered in manageable chunks of time.

The disadvantage is that you don’t get the same level of connection that you would get in-person, but if facilitated well, they can be fun, rewarding and informative.


This form of learning is directed solely by the participant, and they can dip in and out of it as and when they wish.

This makes it easier to slot into existing workloads. This type of learning includes video, reflective journaling, animation, quizzes, and more to engage with different learning styles.

The disadvantage is that it is reliant on self-motivation and can be a lonely experience if the participant is not part of a cohort of learners with regular check-ins.

The Inspired Leadership Training Programme

A great example of a highly successful blended learning programme that you can implement for your emerging and aspiring leaders and for your established management teams.


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  • Clodagh Daly
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    Technical Sales Director | IBM UK&I
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    Partner Recruitment Leader | IBM Russia
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    I attended the webinar today, and also have had feedback from many colleagues from across the division, that they really enjoyed the webinar. It was nice and interactive which made it really engaging.  The presenter, Debbie Anderson, was great.  She fully interacted with the audience regularly and gave some really practical tips for people to take away and start using.
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    Enterprise Sales Leader
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