Train the Trainer – CHECK Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer Course
This three-day Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer course offers instruction that will allow trainers to have maximum impact on the learning of their students.
Students will gain understanding of program design challenges, changing points of view, and tips on customization. They will also look at competencies for trainers, how to make adjustments for different learning styles, and challenging training situations. Forms and tools are included to help implement four levels of evaluation. Students will also prepare and present their own training demonstrations.
With Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer, you have access to all the tools that a trainer needs, including trainer and student guides, detailed activities, icebreakers and energizers, recommended reading lists, and more. You can even combine classroom training with elements of eLearning to offer a blended learning option that mobile learners love.
How to Use This Guide
Session One: Course Overview
Session Two: Preparing to Learn
Session Three: Understanding Learning
The Trainer’s Role
Personal Skill Identification
Session Four: Competencies for Adult Educators
Session Five: Accommodating Learning Preferences
The Learning Process
Preparing a Plan
Session Six: Increasing Your Expertise
Learning and Motivation
Changing Points of View
Session Seven: Using Existing Materials
Over-Plan and Over-Prepare
Session Eight: Managing the Stress of Training
Easy De-Stressing Techniques
De-Stressing in Class
Session Nine: Planning a Workshop
Preparing the Essentials
Planning for Success
Session Ten: Preparing Visual Aids
Session Eleven: Your Role as an Effective Communicator
Leading a Discussion
Session Twelve: Questioning as a Training Technique
Session Thirteen: Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation
Level One: Reaction
Level Two: Knowledge Evaluation
Level Three: Transfer of Learning
Level Four: Impact Evaluation
Session Fourteen: On-the-Job Support
Session Fifteen: Dealing with Difficult Situations
Session Sixteen: Training in Different Forums
In Person or Not?
Limitations and Considerations
Session Seventeen: Team Teaching
What is Team Teaching?
Session Eighteen: Training Preparation
Session Nineteen: Training Presentations
Recommended Reading List
Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys
Personal Action Plan
Our Learner/Instructor Guides are the core of each training course. They lay out the training in simple, easy-to-follow instructions. You can also customize the Learner/Instructor Guides in order to personalize your training.
Each Instructor Guide – for each course – is paired with a Student Manual that you can present to your participants. This customizable Student Manual gives each participant the student version of the course you will be learning/teaching.
Whether or not you choose to introduce exercises into your learning/training is up to you as the learner/facilitator. In case you want to do this we offer you an Exercise Workbook (also customizable) that is specific to the course you are offering.
Each course title comes with a Lab Workbook loaded with activities and exercises to practice and reinforce the learners’ understanding of the course objectives. Pre-made Sample Exercise Files are provided for use with the Lab Workbook so that you, as the learner/trainer, do not have to prepare activity working files.
The course is designed to give you everything you need for use in the classroom or workshop. This includes the PowerPoint versions of all the courses, prepared for you in advanced.
Quick Reference Guides are a favourite tool for learners/trainers to provide to their learners. Each Quest Reference Guide summarizes the most important elements in each course title down to two pages.