Get the most out of your PI training

When booking a legal training course for your firm, you have to keep in mind two important parameters that will help you get the most out of your session; your trainer and the training methods they apply.  

The Trainer

It is imperative that your legal trainer is not merely up to date on all the latest PI processes and procedures. They should also have a clear understanding of what it means to work as a Personal Injury Solicitor; the day-to-day struggles and the challenges associated with the profession.

Considering the above, you should take care that your trainer is a practicing personal injury solicitor or (depending on the issue to be discussed during your course) a practicing barrister. Your firm would not wish to employ a trainer who is not well-versed into handling PI Claims on a daily basis simply because they will be unable to properly comprehend the issues you and your firm come across everyday (which will in turn lead to a low quality training session).

Not only that, but your trainer should also take the time to create a course based specifically on what your staff needs to learn. This means that before the training takes place they should liaise with you directly in order to better determine the issues to be tackled during your course, which topics they should further emphasise and focus on.

In addition to the above, your legal trainer should always take into account the fact that every team has both its positive and ‘negative’ qualities. They should be ready to openly discuss these with you if they intend to assist your staff promote their strengths and eliminate their weaknesses. The more details they are able to collect on that regard, the more useful and engaging your training session will be.  

The Trainer’s Training Method

For a training session to be successful, your trainer must have designed it with very specific learning goals in mind. Otherwise it will lack the necessary focus required for it to be efficient in its purpose.  

Moreover, it is important that all delegates are fully engaged and encouraged to actively participate during the session. Otherwise the course might end up being, for lack of a better term, quite boring. Not to mention that only via interactivity can the information shared be better understood and much more easily remembered.

Likewise, new concepts are better comprehended when practically applied via group exercises, lively discussions, questions, scenarios, and mock trials. Merely having to listen to a presenter drone on an on can be quite ineffective since, inevitably, the mind tends to wonder. What your firm really needs is a training session that will keep your staff on their toes instead of encouraging them to ‘fall asleep’. If your training session does not assist your employees retain and properly learn the information presented, you have just wasted both your time and money.

Additionally, your trainer should be able to focus on all delegates equally, dedicate time to individual questions, oversee group discussions, and ensure that everyone present can properly comprehend what is being discussed. This goal can be best achieved in small rather than large training groups. If training takes place in large groups it is easy for some delegates to evade participation and get lost in the crowd. Training groups with a limited number of delegates will help guarantee that the objectives of the course are being achieved and that all your members of staff receive the attention they deserve.

Finally, a good training session should always conclude with honest delegate feedback. A high-calibre trainer always desires to know what the attendees took away from their session, if they were happy with their training and if they managed to properly comprehend all the issues discussed. This is the only way the trainer will be able to improve their delivery and further develop their training methods.

Get the most out of your session with MASS Training

If you decide to book a training session for your PI Solicitors and Paralegals you need to ensure that your money and time have been wisely spent. By employing a trainer who knows exactly how it feels to work within a PI firm, whose course is built with specific goals in mind and where an open line of communication between you and them is established, you will get a good return on your investment. MASS Training can help you get the most of your training session (and money!) since we collaborate with experts who fit the description above. If you want to learn more about what MASS Training can do for you,

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