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Fried Training Talk- Getting Lucky In Training?

Published: Friday, March 19, 2021


It is never lucky when training works. It always comes down to good design and hard work, or does it?

In one training experience, the person who happened to be the perfect example of what was being training not only attended, but was willing to share her story. That seems lucky.

In a long series of trainings on assertiveness in the workplace, the person who needed it most, by the end got the most out of it. That seemed lucky.

In an adult education classes, the topic for the day was determined by the spin of a wheel. It turned into a fabulous class people talk about years later.


I bet most of us have been in rooms where the presenter tried their best to get people engaged, and no one talked. That seems like bad luck.

I’ve personally taken ELearnings designed by good people I respect, and had to pry my eyes open with toothpicks to stay awake. Bad luck for me?

Many learning games utilize an element of luck, and the aspect of luck can generate excitement in the learners, or it can demotivate because people feel like the best results are out of their control.

Do you think there is a roll for luck in training?

Can you share an example of a time when luck really helped a learning experience you were involved with or designed?

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