Train the Trainer

Whether you are preparing to be a professional trainer, or you are someone who does a bit of training as a part of their job, you’ll want to be prepared for the training that you do. This course will give all types of training tools to help create and deliver engaging, compelling workshops that will encourage trainees to come back for more.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for today. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define training, facilitating, and presenting
  • Understand how to identify participants’ training needs
  • Create a lesson plan that incorporates the range of learning preferences
  • Create an active, engaging learning environment
  • Develop visual aids and supporting materials
  • Manage difficult participants and tough topics

Understanding Training and Facilitation

  • What is Training?
  • What is Facilitation?
  • Identifying Appropriate Situations
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Gathering Materials

  • Identifying Participants’ Needs
  • Reviewing the Materials
  • Identifying and Resolving Gaps
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Creating a Lesson Plan

  • Planning for the Basics
  • Adding Slack Time
  • Creating a Plan B
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Choosing Activities

  • Types of Activities
  • Preparing for Emergencies
  • What to Do When Activities Go Wrong
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Preparing for the Workshop

  • Creating a Materials List
  • Gathering Participant Information
  • Setting Up the Physical Location
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Getting Off on the Right Foot

  • Greeting Participants
  • Being Prepared
  • Using Icebreakers and Energizers
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Delivery Tips and Tricks

  • Using Visual Aids
  • Creating Supporting Materials
  • Break!
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Keeping it Interactive

  • Encouraging Discussion
  • Using Group Work
  • The Power of Sticky Notes
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Dealing With Difficult Participants

  • The Ground Rules
  • Challenges and Solutions
  • Handling Interruptions
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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