A few months back I was told that I would be starting the training of a new employee. As I was approaching the time when he would be starting, I was thinking that it might be nice to have some insight into how I should approach this. Just some things for me to keep in mind while we started out in this trainer/trainee relationship. I came up with the following - if anyone is interested...
1 = Trainee's current situation or state of mind (as it applies to the training and starting the new job).
2 = Obstacles for the trainee (which I need to be aware of)
3 = Something the trainer brings to the relationship
4 = Something the trainer needs / advice for the trainer
5 = How to approach the relationship (for the trainer)
This spread did give me some good advice and helped me to approach the training situation with a couple of new outlooks. I hope it can be of some assistance to someone else.
([edited to add:] Bec (Anja) if you wish to post this spread on your web site, you have my permission.)