There is a time and a place for virtual, self-paced training solutions, but if you want to build confident teams and lower the risk of project failure, instructor-led training is key.
With the goal of helping our clients look at the human side of analytics programs, we advocate the use of training for data teams. Although self-paced training is available for all concepts and technologies, there are cases when instructor-led is much more effective. This pertains to public classes but becomes even more valuable with customized training developed specifically based on an organization’s goals and requirements. Benefits of instructor-led training include:
- Enhanced comprehension of training materials based on human engagement.
- Encourages team member collaboration and ideation.
- Unlike virtual training, students have the ability to ask for further clarification, 1×1 with the instructor if needed.
- Networking and “different points of view” if the training is public.
These benefits also apply to virtual instructor-led training that is sometimes the only viable solution for global teams.
It is also key that you consider training over and above technical/certification training. Great Data Minds has gathered together (and continues to add) instructor-led workshops for data teams. See our live training workshops here.