Teaching SMEs to Train
A strategic relationship with subject matter experts (SMEs) is critical to trainers, writes Chuck Hodell in the ASTD Handbook. So how do you go about developing such a relationship? The updated issue of “Teaching SMEs to Train” addresses the skills and traits trainers should look for in the SMEs they wish to collaborate with—including less tangible assets such as enthusiasm—trainer competencies to consider if the SME will be conducting the training session, and training delivery methods and their advantages and disadvantages. Specifically, this TD at Work issue will show you how to:
• Prepare a SME to train.
• Explain course design and development to SMEs.
• Help SMEs deliver and evaluate training.