Let's assume I have the answers to those three questions:
- What does the participant know about the topic?
- What do they want to learn?
- Why do they want to learn it?
This is where we apply the CRI principles: The goals of the training (or syllabus) are adjusted to the goals of the trainees and become a contract between the trainer and trainees. Each participant may have different goals.
Now the question is: How to best deliver the training?
- First, what facilities are available?
- Is the training to be delivered on an inhouse network?
- If so, does that network have access to the Internet?
- Is the training to be delivered from manuals? Are the manuals customized, or customizable?
- Do the manuals have to be developed separately?
- How many participants will be in the course?
- Will the course be synchronous or asynchronous? -- or a combination?
- Will there be a fixed time period for each session or course?
The answers to those questions define the preparation for the course, session, or sessions.