Sometimes, we often forget the things that we want to do. A research conducted in 2014 says that one of the reasons why people forget is due to competition between items in working memory.
Too much information in our mind and the lack of attentiveness are often times the causes of forgetfulness. So, to aid, this existing problem statement, people who fall to this trap are advised to have a checklist in excel. It’s a list of the things that you plan to do written in a piece of paper.
A training checklist is a narrative and itemized record of the activities and necessary things to be done in a training program. It is usually done in a progressive approach whereby the first steps or the initial phase of the training starts with the basic activities going up to the complex ones until it reaches its finality.
A training checklist can be created in different format according to your preference. The most common are checklists in PDF and in the checklists in word format. The incorporation of a checklist in a training plan provides a significant importance both for the training as well as for the trainer.
Throughout the course of the training, it is sometimes unavoidable to forget the things you plan to do. And in most cases, it is the important topics or activities that tend to escape in our memory.
Having a quality checklist offers a significant aid to this dilemma. There are a couple of reasons why we need a maintenance checklist for training. However, the most and primal reason is that it serves as a treatment for our forgetfulness. Utmost preparations are needed in a training program.
We have to think of the resources, speakers, and the venue. And securing a checklist helps you to not miss out any important detail.
Preparation in making your training checklist requires intensive effort and undivided attention.
You need some time to focus and think of what is important and what is not and the things to be prioritized. In order to prepare a checklist for a training, you need to have a disposition like when you are making a vehicle checklist.
Think first of the primary materials need for the training. Set them aside and number them according to their priority. Then, consider the length of time needed for each activity schedule and how should the materials be integrated. Putting into consideration that what you are doing is very important allows you think out of the box.
Here is a scenario so you can look at it at a bigger picture. Imagine yourself in front of your audience. You are the training coordinator and the master of the whole program. You are about to provide the blueprint of the training schedule yet you have nothing to say. Think of the embarrassment you will get and the disappointment of the crowd. I know you do not want to end up like that.
So, a training checklist does not only provide you an aid in case you forget the important things, but it also allows you to control the whole training program. Just like a safety checklist, you can avoid any unwanted mistakes.