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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.

Course outline-

How to Use This Guide

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Defining a Successful Training Program

Defining Successful Training

About Audiences

Advantages of Workplace Training

Session Three: What Makes a Successful Trainer?

Key Characteristics

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

Making Connections

The Principles of Adult Learning

Making Connections

Session Seven: What’s Your Type? How About Mine?

Assessing Your Preferences

What Does it Mean To Have a Number?

The Experiential Learning Cycle

Learning Styles

Session Eight: Applying the Learning Cycle

The Four-Stage Cycle

Making Connections

Individual Exercise

Session Nine: Extroverts and Introverts

Introversion/Extroversion Survey

Case Study

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

Developing Objectives

Writing Objectives

Researching Content

Planning an Interactive Program

Session Twelve: Choosing Training Methods

Training Methods

Environmental Concerns

Individual Exercises

Session Thirteen: Designing a Learning Sequence

The Model

Sample Sequences

Session Fourteen: Adding Games

The Value of Games

Types of Games

Session Fifteen: Setting the Climate

Session Sixteen: Presentation Skills

Telling vs. Showing

The Delivery

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

Post-Course Assessment

Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys

Personal Action Plan

Learner/Instructor Guide

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.

Student Manual

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.

Exercise Workbook

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.

Sample Files

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.

Powerpoint Deck

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 Guide

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.