Few people choose training and development while they are still in school, and yet there are talented and knowledgeable trainers working in every industry. Some individuals become trainers because they are passionate about sharing their knowledge and about helping people.
Others become trainers because their employer asks them to get involved in mentoring, training, or coaching new or existing employees. Trainers also get started when they want to make some changes to their daily activities, but wish to continue contributing to a particular organisation or industry.
If you are thinking about becoming a trainer, or have started doing some training already and want to know more about what will help you to become an excellent trainer, this workshop will help. This one-day workshop is designed as an exploration of the essential skills that trainers need to develop, and to get you started in the learning process in an interactive and fun environment.
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.
What Makes a Good Trainer?
To start the day, we will discuss some key background material, including principles of adult learning and what the word “trainer” means.
Personal Best, Professional Best
Next, participants will learn how to create a professional image.
During this session, participants will explore what being genuine means.
Participants will explore the differences between passive, aggressive, manipulative, and assertive behaviour. They will also consider why assertive behaviour is important for a trainer.
Asking the Right Questions
This session will focus on open questions, closed questions, and probing. Participants will also have an opportunity to practice these skills in an exercise.
Participants will identify their listening strengths and weaknesses through a quick quiz. We will also discuss some ways that participants can improve their listening skills.
Connecting With People
During this session, we will look at ways to build rapport and how to use facilitative training. Participants will then evaluate themselves to see what skills they need to build in these areas.
Defusing Difficult Participants
Next, we will look at some potential problem situations and ways to defuse them before they start.
Essentials for Success
We will ask participants to complete a checklist of what attributes they feel makes a good trainer. This will also help participants identify areas for further training.
Do’s and Don’ts for New Trainers
To wrap up the learning points, participants will discuss a checklist of do’s and don’ts.
At the end of the day, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, complete an action plan, and talk with the trainer.
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