One of the most essential (and challenging!) components to training design is creating the learning objective. If you design training (like I do), then you know it’s one of the first things that stakeholders ask for: “What’s the program objective?” And they don’t want a wimpy objective.
Wimpy objectives use what are considered to be weak verbs. Words such as know, learn, understand, and appreciateare examples of weak verbs. Here are a few examples of poorly written learning objectives:
Understand the four components of a learning objective. Be able