People who work as trainers are often put into difficult situations without much understanding of what training is or how to do it well. We know that being a good trainer is the result of developing skills to bring information to an audience. This information will then engage, empower, and encourage continued learning and development. This three-day course will give you the skills that you need so that your students not only learn, but also enjoy the process, retain information shared, and use their new skills back in the workplace.

What you will learn?

  • Plan and deliver a training session.
  • Discuss how to deal with the needs of different audiences.
  • Evaluate the appropriate use of adult learning techniques.
  • Describe the ORID principles for group facilitation.
  • Analyze various methods for evaluating training.
  • Write effective learning objectives based on the Bloom Taxonomy.

Who Should Attend? 

  • Training Officers, Training Specialist, Training professionals & Training Managers
  • Those working in or transferred to a training, learning and development role.
  • Managers or supervisors responsible for the training of others
  • Experienced training, learning and development staff who want to refresh their skills.
  • Anyone involved in talent management, Nationalization programs, business partnering or on-the-job training.

 Course Outline

Adult Learning and Learning Styles

  • The training cycle: an overview
  • The importance of adult learning styles
  • Characteristics of the adult learner – how they differ from children
  • Learning styles – and how to assess them
  • Cognitive overload research and what it tells us about training

Characteristics of Successful Trainers

  • The various roles for training professionals
  • Facilitation: an overview
  • Presenter and facilitator: what’s the difference?
  • Facilitator competencies & self-assessment
  • Four guiding principles for facilitators (ORID)

Training Methods, Activities and Exercises

  • Using icebreakers and educational games
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different activities/methods
  • Planning and structuring exercises
  • Brainstorming: you may have been doing it wrong
  • Using SWOT, PESTEL and Force Field Analysis with groups

Designing Training Programs

  • Setting ground rules
  • Steps to prepare an effective presentation
  • Why educational objectives are essential
  • The levels of training evaluation
  • Calculating a cost-benefit analysis

Presenting and Delivering Effective Training

  • Presentation skills and overcoming fear
  • The key elements of presenting
  • Handling questions from the group
  • Cultural issues in training
  • Getting feedback from others