Thursday, July 2, 2009
Training in the Middle-East is a big boon
Training the students of the Middle East is a challenge cum opportunity for a trainer/teacher. This is one of the best exposure which could have been there for a trainer/teacher willing to scale up in his/her career. It is because the teaching and training in the gulf calls for maintaining a perfect balance between contents and simplification while presentation. While, there is no compromise on quality and the contemporary nature of the contents being taught, one should also keep a tab on the simplicity quotient and this is where a trainer can increase his professional lexicons with simplified substitutes for the more complex jargons. This can be a one word substitution or a sentence so as to explain a jargon or a concept related to the domain area. Trainers/Teachers may complaint saying that the students are not up to the mark, however, that is nothing short of taking the underscoring the challenge and opportunity offered by this region. Once the approach sinks into the delivery system of the trainer, one can devise novel ways of achieving the objective. I devised many novel training mechanisms after training the students or the executives of the Middle East, which I could not fathom while handling the trainees/students in the Indian subcontinent. On the other hand I am able to localize my illustrations and examples thereby enhancing my knowledge pertaining to the dynamic business enviornment of the Middle East, not to forget the case studies, I am authoring for the local companies. All these when assimilated together from the perspective of the end-user(read students/trainees)can not only make the target audience a thrilled lot, but also enable the trainer to innovate and research for new ways of explaining the difficult concepts. It is important for all the trainers to understand and appreciate the cultural benefits as it allows the students/trainees to understand every concept faster. Something which may be acceptable in the European, American or even Indian markets may be a strict NO-NO over here and on minute observations after relating with the external and internal enviornmental factors, one can safely say that its a boon for the local market.