Effective C-Store Training: Blending Strategies


“I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.” There’s truth in that Chinese proverb, especially when it comes to training your convenience store staff. Adult learners remember what they see two times more effectively than what they read. Effective c-store training presents material so that it can be both understood and implemented. To implement a concept, your employees need to see it, then do it.

These training best practices underscore the importance of a blended learning approach for your convenience store. For example, when training on robbery deterrence, you might hand out your store’s policy in written form. Then, you might have your employees watch online training that demonstrates the correct procedures. Finally, at a training meeting, you can use role-playing scenarios to make sure trainees can implement the procedures appropriately.

Why Blended Learning Works

Check out the top five reasons blended learning is an effective c-store training strategy to improve retention and application:

  • Learning styles. Blended training is suited to a variety of learning styles, helping you reach all employees in a way they learn best.
  • Assessment. Online training programs give you a chance to deliver training and assess how well trainees understand material before they implement it.
  • Repetition. When you use a blended learning strategy, your employees are exposed to your important content multiple times, increasing retention.
  • Tracking. Any time you include online training in your overall training program, you have an opportunity to track who has viewed each module.
  • Feedback. An interactive in-person training session lets your trainees give you immediate feedback about how well the training applied to them.

Blended Learning for Convenience Stores

Our convenience store training curriculum includes a variety of online training topics that can be easily integrated into your blended learning program. All effective c-store training programs start with you, the manager, choosing to make training a priority every day.

Choose the Right LMS for Your Online Training

trainingGrid®​ is a learning management system (LMS) developed with you and your employees in mind. Its intuitive design makes learning management simple and allows employees to begin training with just a click. This flexible system comes with a variety of robust features customizable to fit your needs in addition to built-in reporting and certification tools that track your compliance documentation.

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