Running a training session can be fairly stressful on its own. Unless you are a teacher, most people will have never taught a group of people before. Starting from scratch is a challenge, but hopefully you will rise to the occasion. The problem is when your employers decide your session should be expanded into a company-wide programme.
If you are asked to do this, don't panic! You wouldn't be asked if you boss wasn't sure you were up to the challenge. However, you will need to develop a whole new set of skills to roll out a programme on this scale. You will need to learn a lot before you can even begin to teach!
To roll out a major training programme, there are a few things you will need to bear in mind. Here are some of the areas you will need to cover to expand one session into many:
Create a timeline
Planning several sessions is difficult at the best of times, but it is even harder when you have no solid timeline for them. You should know what you need to cover, so it should be easy to work out how many sessions you will need. From that point, you can easily create a timeline of when your training will be held.
This will allow you to form concrete aims, along the lines of 'everyone should know this subject by this date'. This will allow you to better prepare, as well as judging how far along people are in your programme.
Make your goals clear from the start
You might think that running multiple sessions is difficult, but remember that your colleagues will probably be thinking the same about going to them. Often, people are not allocated any specific time for training so each session means the rest of the day will be a rush. This can easily lead to people being resentful and not wanting to join in with your programme.
This will be doubly the case if it is not clear what benefits your programme will have. You should make sure this is clear from the start, informing everyone of what exactly your goals are with this training. If people know what they are going to get out of your training, they will be much more likely to go along with it with no problems.
Keep track of progress
If you are running multiple sessions, it can be difficult to work out who is ahead and who is struggling. If you have people who did not fully understand your first session, they are almost certainly going to struggle with the second. As such, it is important to keep on top of who is succeeding and who isn't when it comes to workplace training.
If you have a good list of people who are struggling with the training, you can run a catch-up session with them in between the full ones. This will enable as many people as possible to get the most out of your programme.