The goal in training isn’t to solely learn the material – it’s to learn the material, gain knowledge around potential experiences and scenarios and leave the building with your mind running through countless scenarios on how you can apply your newfound knowledge.
I can take an online course for a fraction of the cost of going in person.
I can download the materials or get them from friends.
What experiences do they (the trainer) bring to the material, what examples, scenarios, and problems have them run into that elevate the material?
What is their real-world experience?
How can they help me sift through the clutter and get to the problem and how to resolve it?
If that person isn’t there, then why am I taking your training.