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Train the Trainer

Available in-house only
Dublin / Nationwide
2 Days
Purpose: 

Would you like to improve the effectiveness of the training you provide? Or are you moving into a training role for the first time? You will want to provide training that is engaging, memorable and effective in improving performance.

This course provides an opportunity to develop and improve your training skills in a challenging, supportive and inspiring environment.

Suitable for: 

Anyone whose role involves design and/or delivery of training programmes.

What’s good about the course? : 

Learn from a specialist expert in Learning and how to deliver training in a professional way that meets the needs of the participants

Learners decide on a topic on which they can train others during a 10-minute practice session.

During the Training:

Learners are shown ideas, methods and techniques for designing and delivering training. Throughout the course, they will be challenged to find ways to apply these to the training they will be carrying out on the job.

They will practice training in a series of mock sessions.

After the Training:

Participants can view recordings of their practice sessions again and use them, in conjunction with their handouts, to develop and improve their training design and delivery. Follow-on coaching sessions are also available if required.

  • Creative ideas for your own training programmes
  • Draft lesson plans
  • Increased confidence in conducting training
  • Techniques for maximising participation and learning
  • Tools for measuring the effectiveness of training
  • An action plan for applying your learning

Objectives:

  • Creative ideas for your own training programmes
  • Draft lesson plans
  • Increased confidence in conducting training
  • Techniques for maximising participation and learning
  • Tools for measuring the effectiveness of training
  • An action plan for applying your learning

Benefits:

Learn best practice in learning delivery.

Detailed Content:

UNDERSTANDING LEARNING

  • Stages of learning
  • The learning curve
  • Creating the right physical environment
  • Creating the right psychological environment
  • Types of learner

TRAINING DESIGN

  • A structured methodology for developing training
  • Creating learning objectives
  • Knowing your learners
  • Creating a course outline and lesson plans
  • Compiling training materials

MAXIMISING PARTICIPATION AND LEARNING

  • Involving the learner
  • Encouraging questions
  • Ensuring training is relevant
  • Techniques for delivering “dry” topics
  • Reinforcing learning
  • Training activities that involve the learner:
  • Group work
  • Case study
  • Role-play
  • Discussion
  • Problem solving
  • Independent learning

CONDUCTING TRAINING SESSIONS

  • Group training and one-to-one training
  • Effective use of visual and training aids
  • Giving clear explanations
  • Encouraging and dealing with questions
  • Maintaining focus and energy levels
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Learner behaviour:
  • learners, vacationers & prisoners
  • negativity & cynicism
  • dominating
  • rambling
  • inattention

TRAINING EVALUATION

  • Kirkpatrick’s four levels of evaluation
  • Measuring performance at all four levels
  • Course improvement