Tuesday Training Tip: What’s Your WHY?

Why does this training exist? What is the purpose of this training? Why is it done the way it’s done? If the answer is “because it’s required” or “because we’ve always done it this way,” it’s probably time for a change.

Time to ask some new questions and take a fresh look at the trainings you lead in your organization.



1. Ask yourself the magic question – What would it look like if it worked?

If the training went well, achieved its objectives and created a positive impact on those who attended as well as the organization, what would it take? Also, think of answering that question from the participant’s point of view. What do you see?

2. 10 Questions & 10 Ideas Exercise

Draw a line down a sheet of paper and on one side, write down 10 questions that come to mind for you about the training you will be designing or leading. You can do it from your perspective, the participants’ perspective or even the organization’s perspective. But get 10 questions down on the left. Then, move over to the right side and jot down 10 ideas you have for improving or enhancing the experience for yourself, the participants and the organization. Set your timer for 10 minutes and see how much you can shake loose in that short amount of time!

3. Stop, Start & Continue

Take a moment to reflect – what do you need to STOP doing, START doing and CONTINUE doing in order for everyone to get the most out of the experience?


What ONE thing could you do differently? What difference could that make?

I challenge you to give it a try this week and let me know your results!

I look forward to hearing from you and learning from you!


→ NEXT WEEK: Going Analog – How to Present Without PowerPoint


SAVE THE DATE: April 12, 2017 [9:30 – 3:30pm] Louisville, KY
Engagement by Design: Makeover Your Meetings & Transform Your Trainings

A full-day experience designed to help YOU make positive changes to the meetings and trainings you plan and lead. These gatherings are prime opportunities to create greater impact and influence inside and outside your organization. Early registration opens next week!


Have a great week,




About Whitney Bishop

Whitney Bishop is a Change Agent who creates transformative experiences for leaders who are committed to making a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others. She has designed a proven process to help leaders and their teams elevate their questions, create new possibilities and take deliberate action. Are you ready to discover the power of possibility and experience breakthroughs that will help you have greater impact and influence in the world? Let’s talk.