It’s easy to fall into the trap of planning before agreeing upon a desired outcome. Trainers are particularly susceptible to this pitfall, because they are often comfortable with last-minute requests and pride themselves on being nimble and responsive.
Truth be told, learning objectives are created for the training team, not the employee. There’s a better way to describe learning experiences that is employee-centric and performance-based.
SMEs are crucial to the success of most training plans. Our role may be to help SMEs articulate what a given task entails, especially if the training content deals in crucial compliance- or safety-related fields.