Even trainers need training. So this “train-the-trainer” course has been developed to help you transfer your knowledge and skills in an interesting, engaging, brain-friendly and confident manner – whether you’re working internally with colleagues or externally with clients. In financially challenging times, where training budgets are stretched to the limit, developing existing staff so they can take on the role of ‘in-house’ trainers makes good sense.
By the end of this workshop, through small group activities, whole group exercises and practical sessions, you should be able to demonstrate a solid understanding and appreciation of the following topics:
- The qualities & traits of a good trainer
- How to create an effective learning environment – physical & psychological aspects
- The characteristics of adult learners and how they differ from children
- Different learning styles and how best to match these to the learner
- Knowing your learners, personality, world views
- Motivational considerations – what to do when someone doesn’t want to be at the training course, conscripts v volunteers to the course!
- Communication skills, barriers and styles
- Managing challenging and/or difficult learners
- Training methods – active v passive
- Training strategies – strengths & weaknesses of each
- Effective questioning skills
- Using training aids – pros & cons
- Key components of a training plan
- Aims, objectives and how to write them in an observable and measurable manner [Bloom’s Taxonomy]
- Training techniques – strengths & weaknesses of each
- Effectively ending the training session – your last chance to make a positive impression
Our train-the-trainer workshops are facilitated by Sandy Keating. She combines more than 25 years of practical experience and a strong theoretical underpinning with degrees in education, learning and adult vocational education. Read more about Sandy here.
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This workshop is available for in-house delivery which is cost effective if you’ve got more than a few people who need training with the added advantage that course content can be tailored to your specific organisational needs. Contact the trainer to discuss your requirements.