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Inspirational or a waste of precious slacking-off time? I once went on a buzzword bingo-laden training course which ended up with my being held at gunpoint in public. Could have gone better, to be honest. Tell us your tales from either side of the lectern

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 15:01)
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It's never good when the gov sends their contracted trainers
I once attended a grant-required two-day training for grantees from across the Pacific. I already knew the contracted trainers were disorganized neophytes as they could not provide me with an agenda prior to the actual training day. So it should not have surprised me that I sat in a roomful of officials listening in growing horror as the contracted trainers gave wrong information that could, conceivably, get the NGOs defunded and the officials jailed.

After the first few go-rounds of me trying to gently guide the trainers to the correct information and getting a bit of an arrogant attitude back, the gloves were off. I pointed out the correct information, then backed up my assertions by citing chapter and verse of federal regulations. By 10am, they would stop and turn to me, "Kila?" and ask me to walk the class through the required forms and procedures. I've never talked so much at an event where *I* was supposed to be the trained!

They were shit, and deserved to lose the contract. At least I know I can go into consulting as I’m certain to do better than the current candidates.
(, Sat 17 Mar 2012, 8:18, Reply)

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