The word compliance training dreads the learners of long boring sessions. However, they cannot skip or avoid these trainings and engulp the content as it is considered to be necessary evil. Learning with this mindset fails to return the required results as the learner may not apply the information.
The compliance training normally consists of long lists of do’s and don’ts that is likely to put off the learner. If this happens, it will directly impact the learners’ engagement making the training ineffective.
With the help of technology and the learning mediums, one can change the way compliance training can be imparted in a way that keeps the employees engaged throughout the training curriculum.
Resonate Communication: Positive reinforcement works better and resonates well with the learners. Reason out the benefits and approach of the program. Outline the consequences or goals that will be achieved at the end of the training program and how this is going to help them perform better.
Make the session more interactive, especially if it is a classroom session. Explaining topics with the help of situations and roleplay will keep the participants engaged and involved. Learning based challenges should be thrown to the learner that will push the participants to put their thinking caps on. Participation in activities and learning through them stays with the learner for a longer period of time. Also, this will prepare them well for the practical on job scenarios.
Leverage Technology: Roll out the courses, especially compliances, through a robust learning management system, for example iSpring LMS. The learner will not have to take up the course at length. The information can easily be broken down into small chunks that are easy to understand and retain. Also, it gives the privilege to the employees to learn at their own pace and time, and on their favourite device. The information will remain available to them anywhere anytime, even after the completion of the course. This can act as a reference point in case they get confused or stuck while implementing the learning in the practical scenarios.
Training through LMS can be easily updated and personalized whenever there are changes in the laws and regulations at the workplace. A personalized and tailored course content will always have better engagement fulfilling the requirement and the need of compliance training.
Use Of Multimedia Elements & Gamification: Information presented in text heavy format is boring and can kill the enthuse of learning. Creating the content with a mix of various multimedia elements like images, audios, videos and animations will pep up the training content thus increasing the engagement. It is easier to retain such learnings for a longer period of time. By involving and providing tasks where the participants can create something relevant with the use of multimedia elements will keep the learner involved.
Learning while playing is fun and better absorbed. Including quizzes, setting targets, setting challenges will create the environment of healthy competition keeping the participants on toes and involved. Providing the learning elements to the participants and asking them to create a storyboard around it will help the learners to find new ways of involvement. This will ensure that the learners remain motivated throughout the training, thus making training more effective.
Scenario Based Learning: After covering the basics, putting the learners through various practical scenarios will keep the learners active. They will stay involved by providing innovative ideas to deal with the situations and the outcomes of the scenarios. With some out of the box ideas and some humorous ideas, the employees are sure to remain engaged even through the toughest modules.
Conclusion: The mandatory compliance training can be made fun with the help of some or all the above mentioned methods. Though the list can be exhaustive, the above methods can be used as a thumb rule for making any and every training program engaging.