90 Second Leadership – Traditional Training Meetings vs. Flipping the Classroom
How many of you have trouble getting people to meetings? Well, I think there’s a reason for that. We, as leaders, have been trained to think of ourselves as the expert.
We gather people quarterly on a Saturday morning, and we are the sage on the stage. We think that only we can deliver the training content that is necessary for our leaders to learn, develop, and grow.
What happens when we use the same content for everyone in the room, we train to the lowest common denominator, despite whatever level of competency they might be at.
I want to encourage you to shift the model.
Don’t think rows. Think circles. Don’t think of yourself as the sage on the stage but as a guide on the side. Don’t think of the people attending as spectators. Think of them as participants. Each one of these people has a different level of competency and something that they can offer to the other people at the table in their own personal development.
When you do this, you’re flipping training. You’re flipping the classroom. Now that you have this model, will you apply it? What are you going to do about it?