For each of my sessions, I have a detailed, by-the-hour calendar of what we will be doing that day or weekend in training. There are a million and 1 reasons for doing this. One, when a training day starts, I like to stay focused on the discussion topics, trainee questions and being in the moment with training. By having a well-planned schedule, I think LESS about what we’re doing next and whether I’m staying on track with the material and MORE about the people in the room.
Another is that if you decide to register your training with YA, the syllabus is organized to cover certain topics for specified amounts of time.
Along with my daily plan, I also share the Learning Objective of the day or weekend. This Learning Objective is related to the YA Syllabus topics we are working on for that session. I also let trainees know what activities we’ll be doing to work on that Learning Objective. For instance, in all my sessions, we do Posture Lab work where we are review postures in detail from the name to benefits to verbiage. We also have some discussion and journaling time to reflect on the session’s topics. At the start of each session, then, I let the class know, “Today, our objective is to learn 5 standing postures. To do that, we’ll work in our Posture Lab. We will also learn about the 8 Limbs, which will include reading, discussion and worksheets.”
If the discussion goes deep into one of the Postures and we spend more time there, I know we still have other postures to work on and the 8 Limbs to cover and everyone in the room knows that too. We work together, then, to stay on track to cover all the material. Another good reason for a schedule…segues. Schedule extra time in your session for them. Particularly as your trainings grow, more people have more to share! You’ll want your daily planning guide to help keep you all on track! Planning your sessions this way will reduce stress and let you stay connected to your trainees in the room. Get your next step here…