This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Training Session Essay

1642 words - 7 pages

Training sessions aim to develop one’s skills and knowledge on a particular topic, usually to benefit their job performance (Hubbard, 2004, p. 124). Preparation is the inevitably one of the first stages of training sessions. According to Polonsky and Waller (2004) “effective presentations, academic or business require preparation” (p. 432). This stage can be separated into three subcategories, forming, storming and norming. Yeung (2000) defines forming as when the team assembled and storming being when discussion increases amongst the group members (p.18). Lastly, the stage where the group begins to develop and construct their project is referred to as norming (Yeung, 2000, p. 18). This paper will focus the reflection of the preparation phase as a whole, from the recent percussion training session conducted by, James Gilmore, Tik Man Mok (“Henry”), Nguyen Duc Danh (“Daniel”) and myself, Courtney VanGent. Overall, the training session was deemed satisfactory; I found that the core strengths were found in the preparation sector and included, the regular meetings and that there were no conflicts amongst the group members. Although the training was successful, the evaluation forms completed by the participants’ suggested that some trainers lacked a suitable about of knowledge of the topic and that the group should have spent more time practicing. Recommendations will also be made throughout so that future-training sessions can be considered effective.

Before considering the weaknesses from the training session, it is important to highlight the strengths that I believed are focused around the meetings and the lack of conflict within the group. West (2004) strongly believes that “interaction and meetings are vital for team functioning” (p. 104). I found that my group’s meetings at first were weak, however by the third meeting, conversation and discussion flourished. The group would hold meetings twice for a minimum of an hour each week at Griffith University; this was a common location for all of us and this was a suitable place to conduct the meetings. Prior to these conferences, the group would have a clear concept what should be completed during the meetings. It was suggested by Messer (2002) that when conducting group meetings the participants are focused and everyone interacts with one another (p. 15). The Majority of the meetings that were held, the participants were focused. It was obvious that some members, Daniel and Henry did not have much music experience. In order to meet their needs and requirements for the training session, multiple meetings were focused on James teaching everyone elementary drumming patterns. However, I believe that since “knowledge of percussion” was lacking from the majority of the group it would have been more beneficial to have conducted more than two meetings that centralized around teaching us, specifically Daniel, Henry and myself more about percussion or at least more time to practice each group member’s...

Find Another Essay On Training Session Essay

Assessment of Counselling Skills Essay

2201 words - 9 pages This essay evaluates the counselling skills used during a 30 minute integrative counselling session with a male client aiming to combine strengths of person-centred theory, attachment theory and cognitive-behavioural therapy. It starts by offering a case formulation based on Padesky and Greenberger (1995), as well as Lazarus’ (1973) multimodal assessment template the BASIC ID (cited in Prochaska and Norcross, 2003, p.496), of a married young

The Comparison of Two Interventions for Homeless Youth Substance Abusers

1335 words - 6 pages , and drink/drug refusal training. The next session is Job Skills Training, which them with lessons on how to find and keep a job. Followed by Social and Recreational Counseling, which insures the clients that life without drugs and alcohol could also be enjoyable. Next session is relapse prevention here the client learns how to cope when they relapse and is educated on how to be able to identify high risk situations. And the last part of the

Narritive Essay - The Will to Win/Martial Arts Story

593 words - 2 pages with the training studio twice a day for at least 2 hours each session. After every practice my muscles ached so badly I could hardly walk. This was probably the hardest that I had ever trained for any competition, even though I had waited much too long to begin. As the days passed I noticed significant improvements in speed and power, and I was eventually in decent form. Two days before the 4th of July, I flew out to Orlando to attend the

Strength and Conditioning

1235 words - 5 pages The aims of the following essay is to cover the different aspects of strength and conditioning (S&C), looking into the principles of training while also relating it back to diverse types of training that can be implemented on a sports coaches athletes. This is because coaches have to know more than just learning the basics to be successful in the professional environment (Waghchoure, Et al, (2011). This is because they also have to analysing the

Characteristics of a Professional and Effective Counsellor

1211 words - 5 pages 1. Introduction The aim of this essay is to examine, discuss and analyse the characteristics and attributes of an effective and professional counsellor. This essay will examine the definition of counselling, determine the necessary skills needed in order to be effective, explore the counselling process and consider the ethics and values defined within the framework of professional therapy. There has been an increase in the focus on training of

Teaching, Tutoring and Training in the Lifelong Learning Sector

1444 words - 6 pages disposition, and working with each person to the best of your ability in order to further his/her achievements’ (2006:43). My role is divided as a trainer and advisor and demands some changes in my behaviour when dealing with my learners. Even though, I still practice a professional mannerism with both roles. In the classroom I am governed by curriculum and try to follow the session plan as fully as possible whereas, when I am working with the same

Software Application Vulnerabilities and Controls

1893 words - 8 pages being used with the organization. Specifically related to this particular vulnerability, programmers should be sure to use particular functions, such as printf(), properly by hard coding the format specifier when called (McClure et al, 2009). According to OWASP (2010), the top ten web app vulnerability categories for 2010 were injection attacks, cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, and broken authentication and session management attacks. The sad

2016 SAT Change

1193 words - 5 pages become a 1600 point (versus a previous 2400 point)(Kaplan), overly specific, and, much to my dissatisfaction, a Common Core aligned test. Unfortunately, those still are not the worst alterations. The 2016 SAT change is rendering the College Board’s standardized test further irrelevant and even hurtful to students majorly due to its loss of verbose and “archaic” English vocabulary, optional essay, and fewer math topics. First of all, one of the

"Sound the Retreat"

804 words - 3 pages essay is good to read because it offers a very important issue facing by most of the HR managers--how to apprise the effect of the training program, especially a training program such as Retreat. Another issue is that whether the activities can be implanted successfully to less developed market, such as China. There are lots of companies using such training programs nowadays. As far as I know, many of them will spend thousands of dollars on each

The Contributing Factors to Being a Good Leader When Involved in Racket Team and Individual Activities

1156 words - 5 pages leading is going to want to succeed. This allows you to let them look at what they want to do in the training session, and then you can put your own input into the session saying what you believe they should look at. If you are leading a team activity on the other hand you need to use the autocratic approach the reason that you will use this approach is because you need to get the whole team doing the same thing. This is

Regular Physical Activity Helping Prevent Illnesses

835 words - 4 pages full extent that is required, from there on this is where carers are brought in and fitness instructors to help the people living in the residence. This essay will discuss the importance of physical activity and how it benefits people’s mental health such as the elderly. (The Effects of Exercise in the Elderly, October 18th 2008) The benefits of exercise are shown in many cases such as, activities involving movement which strengthen muscles and

Similar Essays

Results Of Post Fitness Test On An Athlete's Fitness Level

1428 words - 6 pages Introduction In order to succeed and perform well in any sport a specific level of fitness is required. To improve upon performance, an athlete’s fitness level must also improve. This is achieved by utilizing the principles training during program design. In the duration of this essay, a five week training program the athlete completed will be assessed to validate its effectiveness. This will be discussed by examining the training program in

Human Resource Management Essay

2509 words - 10 pages Training and development is said to be beneficial for both firms and employees. Why then are some organisations and individuals reluctant to invest in training? This essay attempts to understand the benefits of training for firms and employees and why some organisations and individuals are unwilling to invest in training. The essay will define training and development, identify four types of training, discuss the advantages of training for

Human Resource Management Essay

2468 words - 10 pages Training and development is said to be beneficial for both firms and employees. Why then are some organisations and individuals reluctant to invest in training? This essay attempts to understand the benefits of training for firms and employees and why some organisations and individuals are unwilling to invest in training. Training and development will be defined and four types of training will be identified. Also, advantages of training for

Cross Cultural Awareness Essay

1802 words - 8 pages our behavior on the job. Often without our realization, culture influences how close we stand, how loud we speak, how we deal with conflict - even how we participate in a meeting." (Gardenswartz L. and Rowe A., 2001, p139). This essay will provide the definition of cross-cultural and discuss cross-cultural training used in business and organizations. In this brief essay, to further discuss about the importance of cross-cultural training in