The Practical Trainer

  • Training Time: 3 days,  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Inclusion: Participants Manual and Certificate of Completion

Most people who call themselves trainers today probably didn’t start out to be trainers. They often work in a field where they develop extensive knowledge and then are asked to share what they know. Many trainers have some experience with teaching, writing, or leadership, although they come from nearly every field.

As such, 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.

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Learning Points
  • Recognize the importance of considering the participants and their training needs, including the different learning styles and adult learning principles.
  • Know how to write objectives and evaluate whether these objectives have been met at the end of a training session.
  • Develop an effective training style, using appropriate training aids and techniques.
  • Conduct a short group training session that incorporates these training concepts.
Course Outline

The Practical Trainer – Module 1
Getting Started

  • Course Overview
  • Workshop Objectives

The Practical Trainer – Module 2
Defining a Successful Training Program

  • Define Successful Training
  • About Audiences
  • Advantage of Workplace Training

The Practical Trainer – Module 3
What Makes a Successful Trainer?

  • Key Characteristics
  • Mistakes and Solutions
  • Stimulating a Readiness to Learn

The Practical Trainer – Module 4
A Word About Adult Learning

  • A Word About Adult Learning

The Practical Trainer – Module 5
The Learning Process

  • Understanding the Learning Process

The Practical Trainer – Module 6
Principles of Adult Learning

  • Tying a Tie
  • The Principles of Adult Learning
  • Group Exercise

The Practical Trainer – Module 7
What’s Your Type? How About Mine?

  • Assessing Your Preferences
  • What Does it Mean to Have a Number?
  • The Experiential Learning Cycle
  • Learning Styles

The Practical Trainer – Module 8
Applying the Learning Cycle

  • The Four–Stage Cycle
  • Pairs Exercise
  • Individual Exercise

The Practical Trainer – Module 9
Extroverts and Introverts

  • Introversion/Extroversion Survey
  • Case Study

The Practical Trainer – Module 10
The Training Process

  • Process in Brief
  • When is Training Necessary?
  • Three Steps to an Efficient Needs Analysis
  • Help! I Need a Template!

The Practical Trainer – Module 11
Planning Training

  • Developing Objectives
  • Writing Objectives
  • Researching Content
  • Planning an Interactive Program

The Practical Trainer – Module 12
Choosing Training Methods

  • Training Methods
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Individual Exercises

The Practical Trainer – Module 13
Extroverts and Introverts

  • The Model
  • Sample Sequences

The Practical Trainer – Module 14
Adding Games

  • The Value of Games
  • Types of Games

The Practical Trainer – Module 15
Setting the Climate

  • Setting the Climate for Training

The Practical Trainer – Module 16
On-The-Job Training

  • On the Job Training

The Practical Trainer – Module 17
Setting the Climate

  • Developing Objectives
  • Writing Objectives

The Practical Trainer – Module 18
Presentation Skills

  • Telling vs. Showing
  • The Delivery
  • Tips for Stunning Visuals
  • Types of Visual Aids

The Practical Trainer – Module 19
Training Presentations

  • Training Presentations

The Practical Trainer – Module 20
Designing Evaluations

  • Designing Evaluations
  • Personal Action Plans
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Course Evaluation
You Can Expect...
  • Exploration of key principles of adult leaning through exercise and small group work.
  • To learn the four basic steps in learning.
  • To explore ways to cover all points of the cycle in a training program
You Need This If...
  • You want to be a better trainer
  • You want to explore what participants need from a training, as well as what they look for
This Is About...
  • Understanding the learning process and the learning cycle
  • Becoming a better, more skilled trainer
  • Managing different types of learners
  • Planning to ensure a successful training