Trainers Training

Course name

Trainers Training

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Course duration

12 days








If you are interested in being a successful trainer, this course is a must for you. Being a trainer requires more than what many people think.

In this workshop you will learn methods, techniques and tools for successful learning that will guarantee adult learners get the most out of attending your courses. The workshop is filled with techniques and methods that will help you connect and adapt to your audience and build your credibility as a trainer. You will have plenty of opportunity to apply what you learn during this high-energy workshop.

You will learn how to produce creative materials that focus on improving job performance.

You will learn how to lead a group, analyse group dynamics, motivate participants, set up a positive climate for learning, and deal with difficult participants.

Evaluation of training gives you proven skills to help you build a compelling case for the effectiveness of your training programs.  You will learn how to gather, analyse, and communicate the bottom-line results that training has on your organization

This workshop shows you how to manage the entire course design process, from planning your project through to evaluating the program you've designed. It gives you plenty of practice applying the design cycle and shows you how to incorporate shortcuts, adult learning principles, and a variety of methods into your design. You will be able to design and deliver top-quality courses immediately after the workshop.

Course objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  •  Understand learning theories and learning styles

  • Understand how to appeal to different adult learning styles.

  • Perform training needs analysis

  • Develop learning objectives and lesson plans that are practical, interactive and transfer learning to the job.

  • Design courseware and training material

  • Use platform skills and apply interactive techniques that will engage learners and maximise retention.

  • Enhance audio-visual, handouts, flip charts and other media.

  • Manage group dynamics and handle problem situations.

  • Understand trainer performance components and how to measure them

  • Evaluate Training programmes

Who should attend?

This training course is intended for both 'new' and 'experienced' trainers. It is designed for trainers who work in both indoor and outdoor settings and who are involved in the provision of management development courses.

Also for teachers, facilitators, training analysts, senior instructors, and managers of training who have (or wish to have) input into major decisions about training

Many of the skills learned can also be applied to other kinds of outdoor development courses

Course outline

Learning Theory: Understanding Adult Learners-Trainer Characteristics and Competencies-Understanding How and Why People Learn-Application of Learning Principles.

Learning Styles: Framework of learning style theories. The Onion model:  instructional preference, information processing styles, and cognitive personality styles. Experiential Learning Styles.

Learning Cycle: Learning cycles and multiple intelligence models. Forms of thinking and processing. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning. "Convergent" and "Divergent" thinking. Assimilation and Accommodation processing. Learning Styles Questionnaires. 

Training Needs Analysis (TNA): Assessing Needs-Understanding TNA. TNA Process-Developing an Action Plan. Assessing Participants' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills.

Instructional System Design (ISD): System Approach to Training:. Writing an Instructional Plan-Design Philosophy- Major Components of Design-Creating a Design Matrix-Purpose of an Instructional Plan-Components of an Instructional Plan-Instructional Methods-Developing Materials

Objectives: What is a Learning Objective? Writing Instructional Objectives. Bloomís Levels of Learning - Action Verbs. Understanding the ABC Components of learning objectives. Standards and conditions in writing learning objectives

Course Design: Concepts, principles and processes. Selecting, and developing course design format. Selecting, designing, and developing active-training material. Exercises design. Producing courseware and training material.

Trainer Performance: Measuring trainerís performance. The trainerís generic skills and transfer abilities. Trainer competency models and Trainer Assessment methods. Trainer's main skills: presentation and delivery skills, questioning and feedback skills, content design and development skills and evaluation skills

Platform Skills: Working with Groups-The trainer as facilitator - ways to encourage participation-The art of questioning - responding to questions - Handling resistance - Problem situations. Creativity in the workshop - Working with small groups - Theatrical techniques - Games - Creative closings.

Implementation: How to prepare the training environment? How to conduct the training? How to identify, select, prepare, schedule, notify and track learners and facilitators? The main deliverables. Training plans: the learner plan, the facilitator plan, and the implementation plan

Delivery: Delivering Training-Creating a positive learning environment-Experiential and active-training techniques - Tips for using specific methods - Improving platform presence. Using visual aids - Retention rate in visual learning - Commonly used visual aids.

Evaluation: Evaluating training - Why evaluate?- When to evaluate? -Whom to involve - How to evaluate - What to evaluate - Four-level model for evaluation - Accountability for training - Significance of the evaluation process.


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