Instructor-Led Training Solutions For Workplace Development

Instructor-Led Training is one of the most used modalities to train employees, whether you have a one-on-one with a new hire or 3-day leadership training for managers - being face-to-face with the instructor and peers allows learners to engage with the training content and retain knowledge.

At Roundtable Learning, we partner with organizations to build smart and effective training programs that utilize expert instructional design and technology. As a full-service learning partner, we deliver instructor-led training content to help your employees reach their learning objectives.

What is Instructor-Led Training?

Instructor-led training (ILT) is when an instructor facilitates a training session for a group of learners or an individual. While ILT can be conducted in person or online, the most important aspect is that the learners have real-time access to the instructor for feedback and discussion.

ILT can be held in a few different ways:

  • One-to-One – One learner to one instructor
  • Small-Group – A small group of learners with one instructor in a classroom setting
  • Lecture – A large group of learners with one instructor
  • Workshop – Hands-on training

You can make your instructor-led training engaging for your learners by including activities throughout the training session. Switching between lectures, discussions, activities, and hands-on practices are the best way to keep your learners engaged and able to retain the information.

We recommend that you use ILT as part of a blended learning program. Which means using different activities and modalities to connect with your learners. 

What You Need For Instructor-Led Training

Effective ILT is more than just a well-designed slide deck, it takes expertly crafted schedules, activities, knowledge checks, and supporting materials.

We will ensure your ILT success every step of the way:

  • Facilitation Guides – Ensure consistency with step-by-step guides for your facilitators.
  • Participant Workbooks – Learners can practice on their own with matching workbooks.
  • Performance Support Materials – Reinforce the content with job aids, guides, and other follow-up resources.
  • Train the Trainer – We'll prepare your trainers with thorough feedback and support.
  • Facilitation – No facilitator available? We've got you covered!

Our instructional design team with help you develop learning objectives to solve your business challenges, then develop everything you need to conduct consistent training experiences - no matter the facilitator or location. Our graphic designers will ensure that all of your materials are on-brand for your organization and connect with your employees.

When To Use Instructor-Led Training

When done correctly, ILT is an extremely productive way to drive behavior change in your employees. It puts them alongside subject matter experts. ILT is great for learning experiences that require in-person practice (such as soft skills training) and when a learner needs assistance with machinery (such as technical training).

But times are changing quickly and it may not be feasible to host multi-day ILT programs. Consider using a mix of learning modalities to achieve learning objectives. You cut the time devoted to live sessions and use what remains for discussion, experiential learning, and role-playing — three elements that make ILT unique and worthwhile.

Another option to consider is converting your ILT programs for a virtual world. Virtual Instructor-Led Training can bring value to immediate feedback and interaction while cutting back on travel and time out of the office.

Roundtable Learning will work with your training team to evaluate your current training materials and adapt your materials for an in-person or virtual audience through activities, scheduling updates, assignments, technology, and facilitator training.

Working With The ILT Experts

Investing in instructor-led training programs can be daunting, and it may be challenging to get buy-in from your leadership team. Success or failure depends on choosing the right partner to develop your training program.

By leveraging activities, assignments, and technology, we can work together to develop an instructor-led training program that you can easily scale to accommodate your entire business. Let’s see how ILT can revolutionize your job training.