From our experience in providing training to a wide range of organisations and from the varied conditions in which work is undertaken, it becomes clear that one effective training method does not necessarily imply that it will also work in other situations. In other words, ideas that worked in one context must be applied with caution in other contexts.
However, we believe that the best practice is to work systematically in a principled way as this is the best that can be achieved with respect to identifying training needs and developing training design solutions. In addition, we also evaluate the outcome of training to establish whether it was effective, and then undertake modifications accordingly in future runs of the training. Evaluation also leads to the improvement of the principles and methods used in guiding training decisions.
Our methodology is represented in the diagram below.