Creating Motivational Programs: Your Guide For Success

Motivational Program

It’s one thing to design a training program, but quite another to engage your learners. It’s why even the best thought-through curricula can easily fall flat – without the right tools and approaches for engaging your learners.

If you’re a trainer, manager, educator, or coach, this guide will show you how to craft a truly motivational program for any audience, and deliver it seamlessly while keeping engagement levels high throughout!

Before reading this guide, we recommend signing up for Quenza’s $1, 30-day trial. Quenza’s suite of digital tools will help you build and deliver personalized, unique training programs that motivate your clients effectively, while running your practice seamlessly online.

How To Create A Motivational Training Program

Training programs are an organized way for coaches, leaders, and educators to develop others, either in a specific setting or privately.

Typically describing a course or structured sequence of goal-oriented activities, their core objective is to improve individual or group performance or productivity by enhancing the skills, knowledge, or morale of those taking it.

Motivational programs, specifically, are focused on the latter: their goal is to build up the motivation of students or employees while equipping them with the skills they need to learn, grow, and be more effective.

They may cover any topic that is relevant to the learner, coachee, or organization (e.g. study skills, or sector-specific knowledge) – and in fact, any properly designed, delivered, and managed curriculum is a strategic way to enhance a learner’s motivation!

Motivational programs build up the motivation of students, employees, or learners while giving them the skills they need to learn, grow, and be more effective.

Designing Your Program

As a digital coach, teacher, or manager, there are more than a few reasons to implement a motivational program.

According to research, enhancing motivation can:[1][2]

  • Help organizations achieve specific short-term goals (e.g. solving a customer problem)
  • Boost employee and student engagement levels
  • Lead to improved job and satisfaction, and
  • Encourage greater employee commitment in organizations.

If these benefits are what you’re after, but you’re not sure what program to deliver, designing your own program is the best way to ensure you’re imparting relevant knowledge and skills to your audience.

Regardless of what you’re training your audience in, you can do this effectively by taking it step-by-step:[3]

  1. Identify or assess your audience’s training needs: What topics or subjects are relevant to your goal? What goal-oriented skills or competencies will be valuable to your learners?
  2. Set objectives: Identify areas for improvement based on your audience’s current skill levels, and set milestones bridging where they are currently, with where your course will take them.
  3. Develop an action plan: In other words, gather your resources. Find or develop the tools you will need to get your learners to their goal, and how you’ll engage them along the way. Here, you may even want to pilot your program.
  4. Deliver your motivational program: Online learning software like Quenza contains all the tools you need to curate, compile, and share your program digitally, even automating your learners’ development according to a schedule.
  5. Monitor and evaluate your program: Collecting feedback, gathering learners’ results in real-time, and implementing regular assessments are all good ways to monitor your program’s progress and make the adjustments you need to improve it.
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Online learning software like Quenza gives you the digital tools you need to build, share, and monitor your motivational programs online so that you can improve your program as it rolls out.

Choosing A Name For Your Program

An inspiring, informative headline can be harder than it sounds to come up with, but it can make a huge difference to whether your program catches your learner’s attention.

According to copywriting experts, here are some ways to come up with an attention-grabbing motivational program name:[4]

  • Keep it short, memorable, and catchy – the more descriptive you can be in fewer words, the better
  • Specify your audience – and use language that they’ll relate to
  • Focus on the core benefits of your course – the details can come later
  • Set clear expectations with an accurate program name – don’t oversell yourself, and
  • Write with a context – where will your program’s skills be useful? Include it in your course name, e.g. “For Productive Meetings,” or “Ace That Test”.

These tips can help you craft a catchy title that gets your audience curious to learn about your program.

A Look At Effective Programs For Employees

What’s in a name, though, if your program isn’t effectively motivating your staff or students?

A lot of hard work goes into creating a blended coaching curriculum, course, or workshop, so it’s essential to put just as much thought into how you’ll build and maintain your learners’ motivation.

Fortunately, plenty of studies have examined the factors that help facilitators and coaches engage their learners.

Let’s take a look.

Motivating Students: 6 Tips For Your Program

Here are some ways to develop a motivational program that will activate and engage your students:

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Blended learning software like Quenza (pictured) can help you design convenient, interactive, multimedia-rich motivational programs that learners can work through at their own pace, from any device.
  1. Involve your learners. Students and employees that are involved in decision-making and learning are more likely to show higher engagement in the whole training process. Try facilitating group discussions about your content, invite your students to share their personal challenges with the subject matter, or find out their opinions on what an interesting program might involve.
  2. Personalize your program. A little knowledge about your students’ interests, personal goals, and learning styles can help you design a more relevant, personalized program. With customizable software like Quenza, you can tailor your content to make your course more appealing and interesting.
  3. Create an interactive program. Passive, one-way information delivery is a foolproof way to ensure your course is as boring as possible! Use games, quizzes, audio, video, scenarios, and other interactive strategies to really engage your learners.
  4. Make your course easy and convenient for learners. The more convenient your program is for students to follow, the more likely they’ll be to stick with it. Consider creating a self-paced, blended learning program with intervals between each step, like Quenza’s Pathways.
  5. Give students a way to assess their progress. Build self-assessments into your program so your students can see how far they’ve come, and benefit from some positive reinforcement along the way.
  6. Communicate regularly with your learners. Provide regular feedback, tips, advice, and encouragement regularly via email or chat to further boost their morale.

5 Tips For Your Training Program

If you’re ready to design your program, Quenza’s unique tools and features are specially designed for you to maximize your student’s engagement.

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Quenza’s Group Coaching feature helps you train up to 50 students or employees at once and stay in touch using HIPAA-compliant chat.

Quenza’s own designers have some tips to help you deliver an impactful, motivational training initiative:

  1. Design a learner-centered program by learning about your students or employees first. Sharing surveys or quizzes in advance is a brilliant way to find out how your students learn most effectively, whether that’s through video, audio, or interactive worksheets. You can design your own Q&As easily using Quenza’s drag-and-drop Activity Builder tools.
  2. Build custom content tailored to your learners. Once you know what makes your students tick, it’s easy to craft your own resources, exercises, games, and lessons in exactly the same way. You can save these and curate them into a full training program, or share them instantly with personal fields such as your learners’ name or title.
  3. Save time with Quenza Expansions. To share personalized versions of popular or evidence-based coaching tools, check out your in-app Expansion Library. Chances are, you’ll find a similar version of your ideal tool which you can easily tweak to suit your program.
  4. Create a learning group for your program. With Quenza’s group coaching feature, you can create classes or courses with up to 50 participants. This makes it faster and much more convenient for all your learners to connect with and learn from one another, while you can send your content to all your participants at once.
  5. Automate your students’ learning with Pathways. Quenza’s unique Pathways tool is perfect for compiling your resources into a program – then ‘drip feeding’ it to your students. If you’ve already got your curriculum ready to go, delivering it automatically on schedule is as simple as selecting your steps in advance.

Best Digital Tool For A Successful Program

The ideal software for delivering your program is always going to be determined by your context, learners, and curriculum, and of course, these may change over time.

The unique value of Quenza, however, is its built-in flexibility. With you in the driver’s seat, it’s perfect for all kinds of motivational programs.

You can use Quenza’s digital tools to deliver school programs for students, training courses for staff, or design a custom branded, signature coaching program for clients simply by creating the right Activities and Pathways.

For seamless content sharing, progress monitoring, and communication as your program unfolds, Quenza is one of the best all-around digital learning toolkits available today.

5 Unique Tools Included In Quenza

If you’re still building your program, don’t forget to check out a few of the unique ways that Quenza’s tools can help you.

For example, you can:

  1. Brand your content using Quenza’s white-label feature
  2. Provide your learners with a convenient, all-in-one coaching or learning portal with Quenza’s free client app
  3. Personalize the look and feel of your course with the multilingual and custom color feature
  4. Build unique development tools with your Activity Builder’s Wheel of Life Feature, and
  5. Create private notes for your whole class using Quenza’s Group Notes.

For more Quenza tools and features that you may not have discovered yet, make sure to stay tuned to our News and Updates section.

Final Thoughts

If you’ve already begun crafting your motivational program and are looking for useful resources, check out some of Quenza’s best coaching exercises.

Or, get your admin sorted quickly and efficiently with our top coaching forms! There are endless ways to inspire, engage, and motivate your audience in digital training, so if you have a few tips to share with your peers, do leave a comment below.

If you’re keen to share engaging digital training programs under your own brand, don’t forget to start Quenza’s 1 dollar, 30-day trial.

Quenza’s will help you build interactive, engaging lessons, resources, and more, and will give you all the digital tools you need to deliver a motivational, professional digital training program from anywhere.

References

  1. ^ Sharma, V., & Shirsath, M. (2014). Training–A motivational tool. Journal of Business and Management, 16(3), 27-35.
  2. ^ Anthony, P. J., & Weide, J. (2015). Motivation and career-development training programs: Use of regulatory focus to determine program effectiveness. Higher Learning Research Communications, 5(2), 24-33.
  3. ^ Explorance. (2021). 5 Steps to Creating Effective Training Programs. Retrieved from https://explorance.com/blog/5-steps-to-creating-effective-training-programs/
  4. ^ Raouna, K. (2021). How To Choose a Catchy Name For a Training Program. LearnWorlds. Retrieved from https://www.learnworlds.com/catchy-ecourse-titles-tips-ideas-examples/

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Catherine specializes in Organizational and Positive Psychology, helping entrepreneurs, clinical psychologists and OD specialists grow their businesses by simplifying their digital journeys.

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