Who watches the Watchmen? Who trains the Trainers?
Like that latin phrase goes... 'Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?' (meaning 'Who will guard the guards themselves?'), have you ever thought who trains the corporate or freelance trainers themselves?
(pic credit: http://cheko111.deviantart.com/)
Now that I have some of your attention thanks to the deviant artwork by Mr. Cheko111, let's actually look around a little. Trainers, trainers everywhere. Where do they get trained?
Every person who has spent some time in his or her job knows what I am talking about. The 'L&D' department will catch hold of some 'certified trainer' who will come as a subject matter expert and you will have no choice but to listen to him. I was sitting in one of these corporate trainings and instead of listening blindfold, I caught myself thinking rather "Who trains these trainers?
Some google searches down, I hit 'trainception'. There are few training firms which 'Train to train'. Beat that, Mr. Dogg!
For those of you who are still with me on this topic, I managed to find one such 'Train the trainer' event which is going to happen in Kolkata. If you're interested, I've got your back! Down below: (no pun intended)