To reach an understanding between trainer and trainee about the trainer's intended role in the session.
1) At the beginning of a session, invite the trainees to express to the group the various roles, attitudes and behaviors they wish the trainer to potray for them.
2) List these on a flipchart
3) Share with them a previously prepared set of your roles for that session.
4) Reconcile the two lists
a) What do you expect in the session that I do not intend to provide? What is the source of your expectations? (prior educational experiences, wishful thinking)
c) Do you anticipate any problems reconciling your expectations with my objections?
Handout with list of intended roles
APPROXIMATE TIME REQUIRED
Games Trainers Play, John W. Newstrom & Edward E.Scannell, McGraw-Hill