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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

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 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.

Learning Objectives

Course Outline

  1. Course Overview
  2. Defining a Successful Training Program
  3. Defining Successful Training
  4. About Audiences
  5. Advantages of Workplace Training
  6. What Makes a Successful Trainer?
  7. Key Characteristics
  8. Mistakes and Solutions
  9. Stimulating a Readiness to Learn
  10. A Word About Adult Learning
  11. The Learning Process
  12. Principles of Adult Learning
  13. Making Connections
  14. The Principles of Adult Learning
  15. Making Connections
  16. What’s Your Type? How About Mine?
  17. Assessing Your Preferences
  18. What Does it Mean To Have a Number?
  19. The Experiential Learning Cycle
  20. Learning Styles
  21. Applying the Learning Cycle
  22. The Four-Stage Cycle
  23. Making Connections
  24. Individual Exercise
  25. Extroverts and Introverts
  26. Introversion/Extroversion Survey
  27. Case Study
  28. The Training Process
  29. Process in Brief
  30. When is Training Necessary?
  31. Three Steps to an Efficient Needs Analysis
  32. Help! I Need a Template!
  33. Planning Training
  34. Developing Objectives
  35. Writing Objectives
  36. Researching Content
  37. Planning an Interactive Program
  38. Choosing Training Methods
  39. Training Methods
  40. Environmental Concerns
  41. Individual Exercises
  42. Designing a Learning Sequence
  43. The Model
  44. Sample Sequences
  45. Adding Games
  46. The Value of Games
  47. Types of Games
  48. Setting the Climate
  49. Presentation Skills
  50. Telling vs. Showing
  51. The Delivery
  52. Tips for Stunning Visuals
  53. Types of Visual Aids
  54. Dealing with Difficult Trainees
  55. On-the-Job Training
  56. Training Presentations
  57. Designing Evaluations
  58. Personal Action Plan
  59. Recommended Reading List
  60. Post-Course Assessment

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