one on one training


For persons whose teaching responsibilities are primarily in a one-on-one environment

Managers, mentors, and experienced performers are often in the position of providing one on one instruction to a subordinate or less experienced colleague. This may also occur as a component of a formal or informal OJT program. This workshop provides the tools and techniques to cause learning and retention in a one on one instructional environment.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the challenges of teaching and learning in a one on one instructional setting
  • Perform a job and task analysis to determine what to teach and what not to
  • Use appropriate instructional strategies
  • Orchestrate practices which build self-sufficiency and confidence
  • Identify the best instructional sequence
  • Give performance feedback effectively
  • Perform effective demonstrations of equipment or processes
  • Use job aids and knowledge resources to supplement training
  • Accommodate the learning styles and preferences of your trainee


This is a true “hands-on” workshop. Participants will be asked to bring their own subject matter for practice purposes.


  • The challenges of teaching and learning in a one-on-one instructional environment
  • How to break a job down into component tasks; how to determine what to teach and what not to
  • Tips and techniques for effectively demonstrating a skill to a trainee
  • How to give effective performance feedback
  • How to help the trainee achieve self-sufficiency in the shortest possible time
  • How to use instructional strategies like questions, analogies, mnemonics and others
  • How to determine the most appropriate sequencing of instruction
  • How to know if your trainee is really “getting it”
  • How and when to develop job aids, knowledge resources, and other performance support tools
  • How to accommodate different learning styles and preferences in one on one teaching


This 1.5 day workshop can be:

  • Customized to your organizations specific content needs and priorities
  • Taught within the U.S. or internationally