Sweat the Small Stuff: A Training Materials Checklist

Nobody wants to walk into a training room to find an unprepared presenter.  Of course, I’ve never met a presenter who looked himself in the mirror and said: “I really hope that I look foolish and unprepared today!”

How To Prepare for Training Day

One of the best ways I know how to prepare for a presentation is through a well-designed lesson plan.  But even the most creative, instructionally sound presentations can quickly get derailed if the presenter forgot to bring an important material or if a piece of equipment just wasn’t set up in time.  The training materials checklist could prove helpful in day-of-presentation preparation.

Training Materials Checklist

On the day of a training workshop, I know there can be a lot of things happening – meetings, phone calls, emails, other project deadlines.  I’ve found having a training materials checklist can help remove my anxiety around being certain I have everything I need as I head into the training room.

What if You Have Materials to Print?

training materials checklist for printerAt Endurance Learning, we often create custom training sessions that use a training materials checklist for each day. Instead of hunting through the materials to know when you use something, how much of it you use and how to print it, we create these as checklists in the printed Facilitator Guides and as Word documents that the facilitators can use as an order sheet. They can copy the contents of the order sheet directly into email and send the files to the printer. Voila! When you add this to the materials list, you know that you have everything you need and in the format you need it.

Is there anything missing from the training materials checklist?  Drop me a line in the comments section.

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