TRAIN THE TRAINER
A Practical Guide for ‘New’ and ‘Not So New’ Training Facilitators
James C. Collins, lecturer on the subject of company sustainability and growth once stated, “Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great.” Investing in people to go beyond just good Trainers to exceptional Facilitators is what helps separate good organizations from great ones. A Facilitator plans, guides and manages a group training event to ensure that the group's objectives are effectively met, with clear thinking, good participation and full buy-in from everyone involved. Think about it this way: Trainers tend to focus on the subject matter. Facilitators focus on both the subject matter and the process and how it should be taught from a learner-centered perspective.
Suitable for both seasoned Facilitators looking to maximize the learner experience and first-time Facilitators looking to understand the ins-and-outs of effective classroom facilitation, Train the Trainer helps participants develop, deliver, and manage a smooth and engaging training session. This program leads participants through the four dimensions of facilitation as they learn the best techniques for the most common training blunders and challenges. They'll discover how to gauge what content is best suited to their audience, the benefits of active-learning in contrast to a lecture-only approach, and how to field the toughest questions from learners, among other outcomes.
True to the program's central concept -- that active learning is the basis of effective training -- participants are called to put techniques into practice through a role-play activity that focuses on managing both a dominating and reluctant participant.
Participants will also complete a self – assessment, “What's My Learning Style?” What's My Learning Style? is a training assessment for management development that helps trainers and individuals maximize learning results through developing an understanding of behavioral style. The self assessment identifies adult learning preferences and helps individuals apply this knowledge to build on strengths, minimize weaknesses and become more flexible at using different learning styles.
Before you roll out your next training initiative, it is important to first consider how the individuals in your audience learn. Every person uses a preferred personal learning style during the learning process, whether or not they are conscious of it. Some people learn best in a group, while others prefer to learn independently. Some approach learning with enthusiasm; some require time for reflection. There isn't one "correct" learning style but building awareness of behavioral style for your learners is the key to maximizing results for both your audience and your training efforts.
What's My Learning Style? is a quick and effective self assessment that accurately identifies a preference for one of four learning styles: direct, spirited, considerate, or systematic. In addition to becoming familiar with their learning preferences, individuals will learn how to maximize the strengths of that style, overcome any potential trouble spots, and develop the ability to function using a variety of different styles.
- Develop purposeful, relevant training content that is well-organized.
- Determine the best process for keeping participants engaged throughout the training.
- Manage challenging participant situations to ensure everyone has a positive experience.
- Contribute to a positive, successful training experience by developing strong facilitation skills.
- Identify preference for one of four learning styles
- Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each learning style
- Discover how to approach all types of learning in a way that is comfortable
- Create a plan to branch out of the "style comfort zone"
Who Should Attend?
The course is ideal for anyone who want to deliver a professional & impactful training session and who want to develop their training skills.