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Train-the-Trainer Training Courses Directory

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The right subject taught in the wrong way can lead to disaster: lost money, wasted time, and professional embarrassment for the person tasked with designing or delivering a course.  Ironically, often the cause of the failure is lack of training for the trainer.

As professional trainers and facilitators who are passionate about our work, train-the-trainer training courses and workshops are some of our favorites to teach. 

Groups we’ve worked with range from people new to the field to those with decades of experience.  Our tailored programs cover topics such as adult learning principles, platform skills, curriculum design, participant engagement, and delivery methods.

As no two groups are exactly the same, we adjust all of our programs to meet the needs of our clients.  If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for on our website, contact us about customizing a train-the-trainer course for your organization. 

COURSE CATALOG AT A GLANCE

To review course overviews for our existing train-the-trainer training programs, click on the links to the right.  Alternatively, review the short descriptions found on this page. 

If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, contact us to discuss program tailoring or fully customized content.

Format Key

B – Conference Breakout Session or Lunch Program
H – Half-Day Training Course
F – Full-Day Training Course
M – Multi-Day Training Course
W – Webinar
O – Online Course  
 

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER COURSES

Train-the-Trainer Training: The Art and Science of Teaching Adults

 

 

F

M

 

 

Basic Training Skills: Lessons for New Trainers

 

 

F

M

 

 

Ta Da!: Advanced Methods and Techniques for the Experienced Trainer

 

 

F

M

 

 

Teaching Essentials: Practical Skills for Trainers

 

 

F

M

 

 

The Protection Connection: Train-the-Trainer Training for Safety and Health Instructors

 

 

 F

 

 

Designing for Action: Developing Engaging Training Programs

 

 

 

M

 

 

Noodle School: Using Brain Science and Accelerated Learning Principles to Create Dynamic Training

B

H

F

M

W

 

Engage: Techniques for Cooking Up Interactive, Instructor-Led Training

 

 

F

 M

 

 

Spice It Up: Using Activities and Exercises to Make Learning Stick

B

H

 

 

W

 

On the Edge of Their Seats: Using Stories to Drive Action

B

 

 F

 M

 

 

Facilitation Skills: How to Get the Most out of Business Discussions

 

 

 F

 M

 

 

Advanced Facilitation Skills: Managing Meetings and Getting Things Done

 

 

F

M

 

 

 

SHORT PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

 

Train the Trainer: The Art and Science of Teaching Adults

Whether you want to train inexperienced trainers or infuse a little energy into seasoned professionals, our most popular train-the-trainer course can get the job done. Facilitated by people with decades of experience in the field, this program addresses topics that can help both novices and seasoned trainers alike improve their instructional ability. The workshop covers multiple topics: audience analysis, classroom charisma, participant management, and more. By the end of the seminar, those attending will understand adult learning principles, know how to write effective learning objectives, be able to use activities appropriately, and handle the toughest crowds. 
 

Basic Training Skills: Lessons for New Trainers

Without a solid understanding of adult learning principles and content delivery techniques, few people can consistently transfer skills and knowledge to others. This introductory program covers the fundamentals of training design and delivery. It is ideally suited to people new to the field.  By the end of this workshop, participants should thoroughly understand the role of a trainer and possess the basic skills needed to manage a classroom and run an instructional course.
 

Ta Da!: Advanced Methods and Techniques for the Experienced Trainer

Our advanced train-the-trainer program is best suited for participants who have a solid understanding of adult learning concepts, program structure, training delivery methods, activity design, classroom management, and evaluation. The course takes a “deeper dive” into methods for accommodating learning preferences, facilitating discussions, questioning participants, evaluating training, creating job aids, adjusting to group dynamics, and devising opportunities for active learning. Participants are encouraged to bring materials from programs they currently deliver or from those they are designing for a future course. By the conclusion of this seminar, those in attendance should have a plan in place for addressing existing training issues and several new tools in their instructional arsenals.


Teaching Essentials: Practical Skills for Trainers

This course is for subject-matter experts who suddenly find themselves responsible for teaching others about technical features, safety regulations, or process issues. The seminar examines the fundamentals of training and provides solid suggestions and proven tactics for engaging learners. Topics include the components of a workshop, characteristics of successful trainers and mistakes often made by novices, adult learning principles, needs analysis, the learning cycle, delivery methods, platform skills and effective public speaking, strategies for avoiding problems, tips for handling “reluctant learners,” and program evaluation. By the conclusion of this course, non-trainers should have a firm grasp of what it takes to transfer knowledge and the basics of how to do so in an engaging way.
 

The Protection Connection: Train-the-Trainer Training for Safety and Health Instructors

Whether instructing on safety equipment, safe workplace practices, or OSHA regulations, safety trainers have an essential role in preventing accidents and mistakes before they occur. The subjects covered may be serious, but serious content does not have to be delivered in a dull or dry way. In fact, if it is exciting and active, participants are far more likely to remember what is taught.  This train-the-trainer seminar is targeted at safety trainers who wish to improve their ability to sell the importance of safety; engage learners in meaningful experiential learning activities; and effectively use video, demonstrations, and hand-on activities to make learning stick.
 

Designing for Action: Developing Engaging Training Programs

This instructional design course explores the fundamentals of creating sound program and workshops. Participants will learn how to package their ideas for acceptance and organize knowledge they transfer for maximum retention. At the end of this seminar, those in attendance should understand how to design learner-centric training programs that follow best practices.
 

Noodle School: Using Brain Science and Accelerated Learning Principles to Create Dynamic Training

 Knowing how the brain processes information is the first step in designing participant-centric training materials. This dynamic training course explores the principles of brain science and accelerated learning. By the conclusion of this workshop, participants should have a clear understanding of how learners best digest and retain information.  They will also have a wealth of tools at their disposal for crafting and delivering programs that make the most of what is known about accelerated learning.
 

Engage: Techniques for Cooking Up Interactive, Instructor-Led Training

Most people will tell you that they would rather take a good course on a subject they have little interest in over a bad course concerning a topic about which they are passionate. This training program is about making training content come alive by designing effective learning activities, incorporating demonstrations, and facilitating meaningful discussions. During this workshop participants will learn the importance of engaging learners with active instruction and how to avoid appearing juvenile, irrelevant, or frivolous. From icebreakers to case studies and group challenges, this program covers dozens of ways beyond PowerPoint and lecture to make content meaningful. Those attending are encouraged to bring copies of programs they currently teach to work on during the session.
 

Spice It Up: Using Activities and Exercises to Make Learning Stick

This course takes a serious look at training games and their use in active learning. From icebreakers to case studies and group challenges, this program covers dozens of ways beyond PowerPoint and lecture to make content meaningful. This course may be particularly useful to instructors training learners from several generations simultaneously. At its conclusion, participants should have a good idea of how they can use games (many of which are low-cost or no-cost options) to increase interaction, link substance to sizzle, and provide a learner-centric approach in the classroom.
 

On the Edge of Their Seats: Using Stories to Drive Action 

A good narrative can make us laugh; it can make us cry; or it can make us take action. Why? Stories make whatever they are about real and relevant to the listener. During this storytelling program for trainers, participants will learn how to use stories to set the tone for training, establish a connection with participants, link content to life back on the job, and provide memory aids for recalling information. The course covers how and when to use stories, storytelling models, and storytelling mistakes. It also provides several opportunities for participants to practice their storytelling skills. This course can be taught in several formats, from conference breakout to multi-day programs.
 

Facilitation Skills: How to Get the Most out of Business Discussions

A  good facilitator can make an otherwise tense or ineffective meeting a success. This training workshop covers the fundamentals of facilitation. Participants in this program will learn how to build and introduce an agenda, manage group participants, ask questions, and serve as a consensus builder.  
This course is designed for participants who wish to take their facilitation skills to the next level.  Participants will learn how to handle group dynamics and uncover motivations, goals, and objectives through dialogue, feedback, and consensus building. Furthermore, they will explore strategies for remaining neutral, accommodating different work styles, negotiating agreements, and manage difficult people and challenging situations. By the conclusion of the course, facilitators should have the skills needed to lead a group through a discussion. 

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