(2) Watch their work.
(3) Judge the products they prepare to determine what they know.
(4) Compare what they know to what they are expected to know.
(5) Determine what needs to be taught.
(6) Consider how long a trainee can be expected to stay in their present position and
(7) Consider how much training is needed and how much education and experience are
required for the level of instruction.
b. Personally conduct the OJT or have a member of the staff do it. If a staff member does
the training, make sure he or she is skilled in teaching and work methods. Just because someone
can do a job well does not mean they can teach someone else to do the job well.
6. Training Schedule Development. Many factors influence the development of a training
a. Training time is one of the most critical factors in developing a training schedule. The
extent of training needs must be considered. Allow time for the trainee to gain a workable
knowledge of the procedures, methods, and techniques of the subject to be trained. The trainee
must learn to identify common errors and shortcomings and how to avoid or correct them.
Schedule the training so that it will not interfere with the mission workload. If it takes 48 hours
to train a subject, schedule the training during a two-week period. Do not schedule training
during non-duty hours if possible.
b. Consider the trainee's unit requirements for training, their other duties and their days
off. Coordinate with the unit commander and personnel officer before scheduling training.
7. Facilities and Materials. If a classroom is needed, make sure that one is available. Make
sure that there is a lesson plan for each block of instruction. The lesson plan can be informal
notes or a more detailed plan. When using training aids and handouts, make sure any equipment
needed will be available.
8. Supervisory Responsibilities. Scheduling must be coordinated with the person receiving
training. Determine the time, methods of instruction, and review and corrective actions needed
for training. Make sure training outlines, policies, and procedures set for the subject to be taught
are followed. Check the menus to be used, the work schedule, and assignments. Ensure that
everyone follows safety and sanitation procedures.
9. Approach to Training. The objective of all trainers should be to have a staff that works as a
team. The trainer must recognize the importance of training and must be able to convey this to
the trainee. Good leadership, sound instructional methods, and effective communication help to