Most people who call themselves trainers today probably didn’t start out to be trainers. They often work in a field where they develop extensive knowledge and then are asked to share what they know. Many trainers have some experience with teaching, writing, or leadership, although they come from nearly every field.
As such, people who work as trainers are often put into difficult situations without much understanding of what training is or how to do it well. We know that being a good trainer is the result of developing skills to bring information to an audience. This information will then engage, empower, and encourage continued learning and development.
This three-day course will give you the skills that you need so that your learners not only learn, but also enjoy the process, retain information shared, and use their new skills back in the workplace.
Participants will also have the opportunity to conduct a short group training session that incorporates these training concepts.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know other participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Defining a Successful Training Program
To start the day, participants will be asked to think about what successful training looks like. This will lead into a discussion of different audiences and their expectations. Participants will also look at some situations that could identify a need for training, and some of the benefits that training can bring.
What Makes a Successful Trainer?
Next, participants will discuss the characteristics of a successful trainer, including how to stimulate a readiness to learn. Participants will also look at common mistakes made by trainers, and they will brainstorm some ways to avoid or resolve those issues.
A Word about Adult Learning
During this session, participants will explore the differences between adult and child learners in small groups.
The Learning Process
The adult learning process has four distinct steps. Participants will look at each step and discuss how they can use this model to help trainees learn.
Principles of Adult Learning
This session will explore the key principles of adult learning through an exercise and small group work.
The Learning Process
In this session, participants will explore the four basic steps in learning. Participants will also explore some ways to cover all points of the cycle in a training program.
What’s Your Type? How About Mine?
During this session, we will look at four main types of trainers. Participants will explore their type and discuss how this knowledge can help them become better trainers. The session will wrap up with a discussion of the experiential learning process.
Applying the Learning Cycle
For every learning point we make, trainers must consider the learning cycle to ensure that the learners get it. This session will explore the cycle through two different exercises.
Introverts and Extroverts
Another powerful aspect to understanding yourself and others is to recognise whether you are an introvert or an extrovert. This session will ask participants to consider which side they fall on, and how to use that knowledge in training.
The Training Process
This session will introduce the six basic steps in the training process and discuss the first step: performing a needs analysis.
The next two steps in the training process are to develop the training and prepare employees. We will examine these steps through a lecture and group work.
Choosing Training Methods
The fourth step of the training process is to conduct the training. During this session, we will begin looking at some key parts of this step, including training methods and environmental concerns.
Designing a Learning Sequence
This session will introduce participants to the four parts of an effective learning sequence. Then, participants will practice creating a few sequences of their own.
Continuing with the fourth step, participants will learn how to choose games to add to their training.
Setting the Climate
This session will discuss some of the key factors that set the training climate.
During this session, participants will explore some different ways to communicate with the audience, including telling, showing, non-verbal communication, and using notes. Participants will also examine some different types of visual aids that they can use and how best to use them.
Dealing with Difficult Trainees
Participants will complete a brainstorming exercise to identify types of difficult trainees and ways to deal with them.
Job instruction training (or on-the-job training) is becoming more and more prevalent. This session will discuss a four-step plan to make job training a success.
We have set aside this time for participants to present their short training program.
It’s now time to go back to the fifth step of the training process: evaluations. We will examine several methods that participants can use to evaluate the success of their program.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
For details on the differences between “in-house” and “all-inclusive” please see below
We’re keen to ensure that all the participants get the most out of the day, so ideally, we would love to have a room that has natural daylight, space to move, sit and write / work in small groups and utilise the wall space.
It helps to have the equipment provided but we can provide screen, projectors, flip charts and sound etc.
The “in-house” price includes training materials for all participants and a brilliant trainer… come coach… come facilitator.
The price excludes facilitator travel / accommodation (if required) and VAT.
Quite simply, we take all the hassle, stress and time required to organise your course off-site.
We will provide;
We think this is great value and ideal for companies who do not have the resource or time to organise the training.
Please see “Terms” for specific details on our all-inclusive offer.
Full Course Terms and Conditions are available upon request and are provided during the booking process.
Coming Soon! Our “Back to School essential Business Skills Lessons.
A range of short classroom based sessions that can be delivered in just 40 minutes!
Back to School allows every learner to create a personal “school” timetable based on the learning topics / lessons they need the most. They just attend the classes and then go back to work, minimising time away from the day job whilst picking up top tips on personal effectiveness, soft skills and leadership / management.
Fast, interactive and energising ways to learn through Ican Development
Ican Development are a recognised Chartered Management Institute Centre offering a targeted range of high quality qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring as well as Leadership and Management.
We’re also very proud of the way we deliver our programmes with an emphasis on face to face learning using highly engaging and experiential approaches.
We are currently offering qualifications from Levels 3 to 6