Train the Trainer

One Day • Instructor-led

This course is designed for those who train others on new products via presentations or one-on-one coaching sessions, as well as for those trainers looking to brush up on some basic skills. 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of considering different learning styles and adult learning principles when training employees
  • Discover your preferred training styles and methods and learn about other training styles and methods available to you
  • Explore frameworks, concepts, and models available to trainers
  • Learn how to write objectives and evaluate whether these objectives have been met at the end of a training session.
  • Develop an understanding of the experiential training process and how it helps to achieve desired skills, learning outcomes, and behaviors.
  • Understand the importance of an instruction guide to help a trainer prepare and deliver effectively and consistently.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Developing a Successful Training Program

  • Presenting vs. Training
  • Building a train-the-trainer program
  • Advantages of Training Workers

Lesson 2: Primary Learning Styles

  • Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic

Lesson 3: Principles of Adult Learning

  • Assumptions about Adult Learners
  • Additional considerations

Lesson 4: Howard Gardener’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

  • Eight intelligences

Lesson 5: The Learning Process

  • The four basic steps of learning

Lesson 6: Your Approach to Learning as a Trainer

Lesson 7: Learning Styles Inventory

  • Descriptions of Learning Styles
  • Identifying Your Learning Style
  • Interpretation of Learning Styles Inventory

Lesson 8: The Trainer Type Inventory

  • Comparison of Trainer Types

Lesson 9: Developing Learning Objectives/Outcomes

  • Tips for Writing Learning Outcomes
  • A process for Developing Good Learning Outcomes
  • SMARTER Learning Objectives

Lesson 10: Experiential Learning Cycle Design Model

Lesson 11: When is Training Necessary

Lesson 12: The Training Process

  • The Learning Steps
  • Defining Training Needs
  • Plan the Training

Lesson 13: Training Methods

  • Comparison of methods
  • Setting the climate

Lesson 14:  Teaching Employees their Job: Facilitating and Correcting Errors

  • Stimulating a readiness to learn
  • On-the-job training
  • The four step plan

Lesson 15: Characteristics of a Trainer

Lesson 16: Problem Participants

  • Participant Types

Lesson 17: Visual Aids

  • Using visual aids
  • Training techniques

Lesson 18: Presentation Skills

  • The delivery
  • Using non-verbal communication
  • Notes and index cards
  • Q&A

Lesson 19: Evaluation

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