By Bob Pike
Are you a trainer—or an educator—and why is the difference so critical?
I once was asked to be the opening keynote speaker at a national conference for people who trained first responders: emergency medical technicians, paramedics, etc. As I prepared for the presentation, I asked this question: “Is there anything I need to be particularly sensitive to—topics, vocabulary, etc?”
The response was, “Yes, do not use the word, ‘trainer.’ Our attendees are called educators, not trainers.”