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Train the Trainer Essentials - Developing Effective and Confident Training Techniques

Covering the fundamentals of design, delivery and evaluation, this intensive course gives new trainers a unique opportunity to learn from the experts.

This practical three-day course provides a comprehensive foundation for new trainers in training session design, development and delivery.  Delegate numbers are restricted to eight to allow time for the use of videos as an aid to training style development.

Suitable for new trainers and individuals who are looking to build their skills and confidence in training session planning, preparation and delivery of a variety of training solutions.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Clearly identify the requirements of your training role. 
  • Understand the training process and the benefits of training. 
  • Recognise and overcome the barriers to effective learning at work. 
  • Plan and deliver effective training using appropriate training materials. 
  • Use accelerated learning approaches that encourage learning retention.
  • Confidently deliver effective structured training sessions. 
  • Select and utilise effective visual aids to support your training sessions. 
  • Overcome difficult situations (or people) which can occur during training sessions. 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your training against predetermined objectives.

Course Content

The Role of Training and the Trainer

  • What is training?
  • Why organisations need training?
  • What makes an excellent trainer?
  • Body language 
  • Voice skills

The Learning Process

  • Systematic training cycle
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Kolb’s learning cycle
  • Honey & Mumford’s learning styles 
  • Range of training methods

Planning and Preparing Training

  • Training objectives
  • Planning training 
  • How trainees learn
  • Training session structure
  • Introduction and summary
  • PRO approach
  • Conscious competence learning model

Training Methods and Visual Aids

  • Accelerated learning
  • Multiple intelligences
  • Helping the learners learn
  • Top trainer tips
  • Running group activities and examples
  • Transferring learning back to the workplace 
  • Questioning techniques, listening and pauses
  • Handling nerves
  • Visual aids - selecting appropriate visual aids

Group Dynamics, Evaluation and Individual Practice with Group Feedback

  • Dealing with groups
  • Managing difficult trainees
  • Problem people and behaviour
  • Evaluation of training
  • Delivery practice with group feedback
  • Training websites 

Pre-Reading

So that you gain maximum benefit from this course, we require you to bring to the course on the first day a typical training session (including PowerPoint slides if applicable) that you normally deliver or will deliver in the future. It should be around 10 to15 minutes long.
You will be given the time and opportunity to use the techniques learnt on the course to update and modify your content and materials where you feel necessary.
You will deliver this 10 to 15-minute session to all other delegates and the facilitator on the afternoon of day three. This will be filmed (ideally on your own smart phone by another delegate) if you feel that this would benefit you.
Feedback will be given by other delegates, as well as your course facilitator on the positive aspects and suggested improvements of this training session.

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