Trainee – Role Of Trainee in Transfer of Training

The trainee is a major stakeholder in a training program. The whole training program is developed for the trainees only. Each candidate plays an important role in the transfer of training because one participant’s attitude regarding the training influence the other participants and also each participant can assist by advancing the learning process to realize the training objectives.
Participant’s willingness to invest in the program is directly proportional to the benefits of the learning that the trainee could expect. Each participant forms their own perception towards training. Some perceptions remain the same during the program, while some faded depending upon the assessment of a program by the participant.

  • Family Situation
  • Personal Problems
  • Relation between the training program and personal objective
  • Level of self esteem
  • Benefits expected from training
  • Comfort level with the trainer
  • Learning style of trainee
  • KSA of trainee
  • Previous training experiences
  • Desire for professional growth and development

Some environmental factors that affect the trainee’s learning are:

  • Relationship with colleagues and subordinates
  • Training team
  • Trainer team
  • Training objective
  • Content of training
  • Training design i.e. methods, techniques, and strategies
  • Environment in the program
  • Composition of training group
  • Infrastructure i.e. eating facilities, tea/coffee breaks

No matter how good the training program is, in the end it is the participant only who decides whether to change his behavior or not. Trainees do not change their behavior merely because someone tells them to do. They change when they feel there is a need of it. They do it with their own learning style. The trainer and the organization can only try to remove the mental blocks of the trainee, rest depends on trainee itself.