Training Aids S19

Training Aids are multi-sensory materials designed to also assist the trainer in addressing adult learner characteristics. It is an asset as a trainer to be more intentional to meet the needs of our learners.

Common Training Aids

  • PowerPoint
  • Handouts
  • Video clips
  • E-charts & graphs
  • Props
  • Demonstrations

This list will not surprise you as a trainer or as a participant. They are commonly used and when used appropriately and in balance with other strategies, they are effective, useful and keep the training sessions interesting. The key words here are “used appropriately” and “in balance.” Any strategy, method or aid that is overused loses its effectiveness, so you want to balance your use of the various things that are available to you.

More Training Aids

  • Flip charts/Posters
  • Dry-Erase Boards
  • Models/Mock-Ups
  • Photos/Pictures
  • Job Aids

This additional list of training aids is to remind you that you have lots of options available. That said, these lists should help you to always keep your training fresh and interesting. It is the trainer’s responsibility to work on keeping participants “tuned-in” and “turned-on” to what they have come to your training to receive.