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Train the Trainer Course Outline

Give your trainers the skills they need to deliver the best possible training for your organisation. This course will show you how to properly prepare your training material and communicate your message clearly, using mnemonics and visual aids to help with memory. Learn why you should break down your training into manageable chunks and sum-up.

I liked this course very much! Was made for all of my daily issues. Very good, no excellent! The trainer's presentation was amazing, on our level at giving scenarios, wish Alison worked for us.

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Train the Trainer - Morning

Training others is a high level communication skill.

The job of the trainer is to help the learners achieve the three levels of learning.

Structure your message

Three levels of learning - As a trainer you have to be successful in all three areas. You need to make your message:

  1. Relevant – relevance gives the team motivation to pay attention
  2. Memorable- memorable makes the message stick in the mind
  3. Understandable- makes the material usable

How to make your message understandable:

  1. Structure your message like a tree
  2. Define all your key terms
  3. Make the links between ideas obvious

How to make your presentations interesting

  1. Illustrate each key point with examples – give concrete examples from real life
  2. Involve your audience – If you don’t involve them they will drift off
  3. Give the audience things to do to work the material

How to make your presentation relevant

  1. Link the information to your listener's context
  2. Answer their question - so what?

Three trainer skills:

  1. Verbal clarity - specific notes and examples- Your language is crucial to your success.
  2. Logical structure - order your material- Your training material needs to be sorted into sets.
  3. Proper pacing - adjust the style: slow down and give sufficient time for your message to be assimilated. Pacing must be perfect.

Train the Trainer - Afternoon

The Magnificent Seven Training Techniques

1. Preview and review: Let people know the structure before they get into the details.

2. Mental association: Memory is often the art of associating what you need to remember to what you already know.

3. Visual support: Most people are visual animals and need to “see it” to “understand it”.

4. Physical involvement: Some people are active learners and need to get to grips with it, in order to understand it.

5. Chunking-down: Everything can be seen as an elaboration of a simpler form. Sometimes it is useful to show the simpler form before you show them the elaboration.

6. Summing-up: Periodically sum up what you have covered so far.

7. Repetition: They must hear it more than once. Repetition is the mother of learning.

Distinguish between Understanding v memory v application:

They need to take all three steps. They must understand and learn and use your material.

Understanding - The act of grasping the meaning

Learn - Storing desired information in the memory

Application - Using the new information in 'real life'

Put this theory into your practice:

Select a sample of your material
Demonstrate example
Feedback from colleagues

Summary and action plan

The course content was easy to understand, interesting and covered a variety of important topics which were motivating and focused on self-awareness. The trainer was very good and explained all content very thoroughly and with enthusiasm.

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