Course Outcomes

This introductory train-the-trainer course will:

  • Outline the characteristics of good versus bad training.
  • Share adult learning principles and discuss how they should influence the training experience.
  • Offer a framework for creating a course or module value proposition.
  • Introduce the hats trainers wear and what those hats mean to the training experience.
  • Suggest a basic framework for understanding the training ecosystem.

Course Overview

This introductory program covers the fundamentals any training facilitator should understand before instructing adults. The workshop identifies the characteristics of effect and ineffective training, adult learning principles and how they should influence delivery, eight steps to successful knowledge transfer, and the many hats a training facilitator should know how to wear. The course is ideally suited for people who have never had any formal train-the-trainer training and for those who need a refresher.

Program Objectives

At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Follow best practices for encouraging participants to take meaningful notes during training.
  • Explain the importance of “permission to pass” during training sessions.
  • Identify what makes training good or bad from both the participants’ and the facilitator’s point of view and the behaviors associated with those experiences.
  • Describe adult learning principles and how they should influence training.
  • Apply the ADULT model for honoring and interacting with adult learners.
  • Identify language that acknowledges what adults already know.
  • Demonstrate the relevance and value of the learning content to adult learners.
  • Discuss the many hats and actions trainers take to reduce risks, encourage engagement, increase knowledge transfer, and manage time.
  • Explain how content can influence a session’s format.
  • Explore the Training Sandwich model and how a well-built one can mean the difference between training success or failure.

Program Modules

  • What You Already Know: The Look and Sound of Good and Bad Training
  • Stay on the Right Path: Taking Delivery Cues from Adult Learning Principles
  • The Trainer’s Many Hats: Your Roles and Responsibilities
  • Dissecting Content: Adapting Delivery to What You Have
  • The Training Sandwich: A Simple Learning Ecosystem Framework

By this program’s conclusion, participants should have an understanding of adult learning, the training ecosystem, and their role in the training process.