Three Tips for Using Positive Reinforcement in Corporate Training Programs
In Corporate Training Programs, positive reinforcement can help to encourage participants, strengthen desirable performance, or minimize undesirable performance. By using positive reinforcement, participants are more willing to contribute, and the corporate trainer can find value in all learners’ contributions (because it’s rare to find an answer that is completely wrong). Here are three tips for using positive reinforcement in Corporate Training Programs:
1. Use reinforcing words and expressions to respond to participants (e.g., yes, good, right, correct, OK, great, excellent, exactly, interesting, I agree, etc.).
2. Use non-verbal reinforcers (e.g., smiles, head nods, moving toward the speaker, extended eye contact, thumbs up, signaling OK, etc.).
3. Set up all exercises, activities, quizzes, etc. so that the participants will be correct and perform well.