Fortify Your Toolkit
Avoid the monotonous environment of the classroom by throwing learners a curveball!
Classroom instruction can be so much better than lectures and note-taking, with a few practice exercises thrown in. Anything you can do to make it fun for the learners will not only make your class less tedious, it also increases retention. (Not to mention making you the “fun trainer” in the company!)
A good way to improve classroom training is to find ways to encourage collaboration, problem-solving, and exploration rather than lecture. Often, the less talking and explaining the trainer does, the better. Consider putting new tools in your toolkit, like:
Creating classroom games and (friendly) competitions to incentivize learners
Providing content and having learners "teach" it to their colleagues. Research shows that teaching others increases one's own retention up to 90%.
Make use of technology. Polling and quizzing apps, online discussion forums, and interactive simulations and games keep content fresh and help learner retain and apply new concepts and processes.