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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. 

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

 

 

Designing for Action: Developing Engaging Training Programs

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

F

M

 

 

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

 

Connecting with Content: Activity Design to Encourage Engagement

B

H

 

 

W

 

Once Upon a Training Objectives: Using Stories to Make Learning Points Memorable

B

H

 F

 

W

 

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

 

 

F

M

 

 

SHORT PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

 
Whether you want to train inexperienced trainers or infuse a little energy into seasoned professionals, our most popular train-the-trainer course may be just what you need. Taught by people with decades in the field, the program addresses topics that can help both novices and experienced trainers alike to improve their instructional ability. This workshop covers topics such as audience analysis, classroom charisma, participant management, and more. By the end of this seminar, those attending will understand adult learning principles, know how to write effective learning objectives, be able to use activities effectively, and handle the toughest crowds. On request, clients can combine this course with presentation skills training. This option provides time for individual coaching to address challenges specific to public speaking and platform skills.
 
Without a solid understanding of adult learning and content delivery, few people can consistently transfer skills and knowledge to others. This program covers the fundamentals of training design and delivery. By the end of this program, participants should thoroughly understand the role of a trainer and possess the basic skills needed to manage a classroom and run an instructional course.
 
Our advanced train-the-trainer program is for participants who have a good 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, facilitation skills, questioning techniques, Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation, job aids, group dynamics, and 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 for experienced trainers, participants should have solved any of their existing training issues and have several new tools in their arsenals.
This course is for subject-matter experts who suddenly find themselves responsible for teaching others about a technical feature, a safety regulation, process issue, or soft skill. 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.
 
This instructional design course explores the fundamentals of sound program and workshop design. Participants will learn how to package their ideas for maximum acceptance and increase the quality of the knowledge they transfer. At the end of this seminar, participants should understand how to design training programs that follow best practices.
 
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. This train-the-trainer seminar is ideal for 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.
 
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. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of programs they currently teach to work on during the session.
 
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.

Connecting with Content: Activity Design to Encourage Engagement (OUTLINE COMING SOON)
While great facilitators can work with poorly designed programs and still get good results, it’s a lot easier when a training program is well designed and planned to encourage engagement. This course covers dozens of methods trainers can use to quickly sell a program, involve participants, teach processes, generate feedback, and review content. This workshop is ideally suited to a half-day session or conference breakout. It can also be taught as a webinar.

Once Upon a Training Objective: Using Stories to Make Learning Stick  (OUTLINE COMING SOON)
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 full-day program.
 
A good facilitator can make an otherwise tense or ineffective meeting a success. This training workshop covers all aspects of good facilitation. 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 situations. By the conclusion of the course, facilitators should have the skills needed to run an efficient and valuable meeting. 

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