Face to Face Training at PDT
In today’s ever-changing digital age, everything is being done virtually. Mail is now sent through electronic accounts, phone calls can be made with video over the Internet, and increasingly more people are now working remotely from home. People no longer can imagine a time when communication wasn’t done instantly.
Although the advantages of telecommunications cannot be denied—it makes communication instantaneous, cheaper, and more convenient—it’s important to remember that before all the advancements in science and technology, people used to interact
Why is this? Because of the fundamental reality that humans are social beings. The young and an increasing number of adults now find themselves active on social media, but their search for connections show that people crave human interaction. According to Ray Williams, a contributing writer for Psychology Today, human interaction is fundamental to one’s life and is one of the defining human characteristics that separate us from the rest of the species in the animal kingdom.
Physical interaction is the best way to learn, communicate, and attain memories. It’s a fact that all meaningful relationships are developed through personal interactions, with the strongest connections made when there is time spent together and at PDT we rely on these interactions in our face to face training programme to bring about cultural and lasting change.
One of the key elements of the learning process is the dynamic relationship shared between a student and fellow students, as well as between the student and the teacher. At PDT our Face-to-face learning fosters these relationships; such dynamism may be minimized or lost when training is undertaken on a distance or virtual format which is why we opt for a blend of the two to deliver the embedding and constant reminders that people in organizations desperately need. You cannot change an organization in a day, you need the richness of information and memorable experiences which are deduced through behavior and body language, including one’s mannerisms, gestures, tone, language, and volume of voice. Face-to-face communication allows the entire experience to not only be heard but also seen and felt as well.
There is no doubt that digital education is valuable, but when it comes to training, face-to-face time remains incredibly vital. By actively seeing a trainer or expert convey passion about a topic, it ignites the same passion, and better yet the interest needed to increase the likelihood of retention.
At PDT our training sessions will not only ensure your employees receive a better understanding and recall of the lessons and its content but the face-to-face element adds an opportunity for colleagues to bond, interact with one another, and increase their camaraderie. The in-person interaction includes the added value of being able to gain insight from other people and develop social linkages that will aid cultural change and their acquisition of specialist knowledge around cultural diversity, inclusion, and unconscious bias.