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Joy precedes success

Updated: Jul 15


Learning takes effort, but it can be done… with joy. Our belief is that even in difficult matters, joy is possible. Not too easy, not too difficult, the right dosage and the right methods contribute to the pleasure of learning. Yes, joy is a condition for success… for all those involved in learning.


What subject for this first article?


For our first blog article, we had a whole list of topics: the outsourcing of teaching, why digitalize your training and where to start, the 3 best practices for a successful integration process ... We will deal with it, it is promised. But for today, it is state of mind that we are going to talk about. A state of mind that we want to share with you.


The joy of contributors to a training project precedes the success of the project


A training project is subject to the same constraints and uncertainties as any type of project. It is rare that a contributor (expert, designer, or other) is dedicated to the project. Very often, the training project is in addition to operational tasks and other projects. The lack of time, of taking a step back and the abundance of meetings in the planning of many collaborators, can adversely affect the quality of the engagement.


To overcome this, the quality of project management is essential. Meetings with an agenda, prepared decision-making, targeted and reasonable requests contribute to the good progress of the project. An agile approach also makes it possible to design with a sufficient level of detail, to manage according to the vagaries ...


Under these favorable conditions, project contributors can put their energy into the deliverables. They live a positive and modeling project experience. Treated with consideration, they feel valued. The joy of contributing, the sincerity of the commitment are favored. This is reflected in the quality of the deliverables.


The joy of transmitting trainers precedes the quality of training


What are the main motivations of the trainers? When we ask them, they quote:

  • the desire to transmit

  • their desire to acquire transversal skills (public speaking or animation skills)

  • their desire to strengthen and compare their skills on the subjects on which they will lead training

  • their desire to meet new people, expand their network, or even travel ...


Giving them satisfaction on all these points feeds their joy in intervening as a trainer. How? 'Or' What ?

  • by indicating their room for maneuver;

  • by helping them to express their enthusiasm (it's communicative!);

  • by supporting them in getting started with a coherent animation kit and making good use of their preparation time (often reduced);

  • by giving pride of place to action and discussion ...


All of this has a positive impact on the quality of animation.


Learners' joy in learning precedes the quality of their learning


What learning effort? Training that is too easy, or too difficult, promotes dropping out. The design of the training and the facilitation are essential to calibrate the effort to be asked of the learners. Effort is essential to learning.


Accompanied, supported, the learner sees the reward for his or her efforts. In this regard, the trainers must imperatively avoid "spreading" their own expertise, at the risk of discouraging the learners. The design of training as well as their training of trainers must enable them to be, absolutely, at the service of the learner and his learning.


What setting? Fun, engaging training that promotes collaboration allows for better learning. The right to error and benevolence are imperative. Discerning moments of learning and moments of evaluation, with clear rules, contribute to the feeling of security necessary for learning.


What is the link with work situations? The concern to help transpose must be constant. Work situations must be identified during the design to be the subject of exercises and training, that's for sure. The theory must escape the top-down presentation as much as possible, so that the participants are active even during the notional contributions.


These elements promote the joy of learning, which makes it possible to overcome obstacles, to fuel curiosity… In this way, skills are acquired and consolidated.


Joy precedes success


This is why we believe that joy precedes success, and this is why, at Luceole, we put our joy at the service of your success.

Luceole expert en ingénierie pédagogique et formation
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