Train-The-Trainer – The Practical Trainer Course
The Practical Trainer is a great course for new and aspiring trainers. This course is designed to provide a solid understanding of what adult education entails, and to engage, empower, and encourage learning and development.
This three-day training course will get new learners excited about leading classroom learning, actively learning, and applying new skills right away. Sessions include topics such as understanding participants and their training needs; learning styles; adult learning principles; how to write learning objectives and ensure they are met; developing an individual training style; and using training aids. The course is capped off with the delivery of a short training session.
As always, Our courseware is designed to make things practical for trainers. This training materials include a comprehensive trainer’s guide, a student workbook, assessments, a pre-assignment, quick reference sheet, and more.
How to Use This Guide
Session One: Course Overview
Session Two: Defining a Successful Training Program
Defining Successful Training
Advantages of Workplace Training
Session Three: What Makes a Successful Trainer?
Mistakes and Solutions
Stimulating a Readiness to Learn
Session Four: A Word About Adult Learning
Session Five: The Learning Process
Session Six: Principles of Adult Learning
The Principles of Adult Learning
Session Seven: What’s Your Type? How About Mine?
Assessing Your Preferences
What Does it Mean To Have a Number?
The Experiential Learning Cycle
Session Eight: Applying the Learning Cycle
The Four-Stage Cycle
Session Nine: Extroverts and Introverts
Session Ten: The Training Process
Process in Brief
When is Training Necessary?
Three Steps to an Efficient Needs Analysis
Help! I Need a Template!
Session Eleven: Planning Training
Planning an Interactive Program
Session Twelve: Choosing Training Methods
Session Thirteen: Designing a Learning Sequence
Session Fourteen: Adding Games
The Value of Games
Types of Games
Session Fifteen: Setting the Climate
Session Sixteen: Presentation Skills
Telling vs. Showing
Tips for Stunning Visuals
Types of Visual Aids
Session Seventeen: Dealing with Difficult Trainees
Session Eighteen: On-the-Job Training
Session Nineteen: Training Presentations
Session Twenty: Designing Evaluations
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.