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Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer

This course is currently available as E-Learning, or a private instructor-led class scheduled to suit your availabilty. You can click here to inquire further or you ask us for recommendations on similar classes.

Recommended Prerequisites

Course Overview

Behind every spectacular training session is a lot of preparation and meticulous attention to detail. The truly skilled trainer can make a program exciting. The learners will have fun while they are learning if the facilitator is able to involve their emotions as well as their minds. You will see the involvement, and you will feel the energy.

To reach this stage as an adult educator isn’t always easy, but success isn’t just for the naturally gifted. It is possible for all of us who put effort into our personal growth and development. We want the enormous satisfaction that comes from working with others to help them reach their potential as human beings. This course will help you reach that goal.

Learning Objectives

Course Outline

  1. Course Overview
  2. Preparing to Learn
  3. Pre-Assignment Review
  4. Individual Reflection
  5. Understanding Learning
  6. The Trainer’s Role
  7. Personal Skill Identification
  8. Competencies for Adult Educators
  9. Questionnaire
  10. Making Connections
  11. Accommodating Learning Preferences
  12. The Learning Process
  13. Preparing a Plan
  14. Learning Styles
  15. Your Expertise
  16. Learning and Motivation
  17. Design Considerations
  18. Changing Points of View
  19. Using Existing Materials
  20. Customizing Courseware
  21. Copyright Considerations
  22. Over-Plan and Over-Prepare
  23. Managing the Stress of Training
  24. Easy De-Stressing Techniques
  25. Building Resilience
  26. De-Stressing in Class
  27. Planning a Workshop
  28. Preparing the Essentials
  29. Planning for Success
  30. Anticipating Challenges
  31. Preparing Visual Aids
  32. Your Role as an Effective Communicator
  33. Leading a Discussion
  34. Making Connections
  35. Questioning as a Training Technique
  36. Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation
  37. Level One: Reaction
  38. Level Two: Knowledge Evaluation
  39. Level Three: Transfer of Learning
  40. Level Four: Impact Evaluation
  41. Skill Application
  42. On-the-Job Support
  43. Dealing with Difficult Situations
  44. Training in Different Forums
  45. In Person or Not?
  46. Limitations and Considerations
  47. Team Teaching
  48. What is Team Teaching?
  49. Co-Facilitation Inventory
  50. Training Preparation
  51. Training Presentations
  52. Personal Action Plan
  53. Recommended Reading List
  54. Post-Course Assessment

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