Although it may appear to be simple, conducting a training session requires specific skills and knowledge of how people learn. Trainers who have taken the time to consider their own approaches, understandings, and skills will be better equipped to provide comprehensive, active and effective training courses.

This training program provides the groundwork for trainers to begin developing and refining their training and facilitation skills using a variety of methods to deliver the best learning experiences and improve learner engagement and retention. Over time, trainers will develop their practical skills further because of this course.

  Course objectives:

By the end of this training course participants will be able to:

Explain the different attitudes, skills, and knowledge a professional trainer needs to be successful.

List the roles and responsibilities of a professional trainer.

Explain the importance of the seven characteristics of outstanding trainers.

Explain how adults learn.

Identify the three most common learning styles and select appropriate learning strategies to accommodate each style.

Use Neuro-linguistic Patterning techniques to engage learners.

Determine if a performance issue is a genuine training need or not.

Determine whether to design training materials in house or purchase off the shelf materials.

Write observable performance training objectives.

Identify appropriate training methods.

Get training sessions off to a good start.

Use introductions and summaries to reinforce learning.

Facilitate activities, role plays, and icebreakers.

Use their body language and voice tone effectively.

Identify tough participants and use appropriate techniques to manage them.

Explain how Gen X and Gen Y Generations prefer to learn.

Outline of topics

Module 1: Making the Transition to a Trainer  

Attitude, skills and knowledge of a professional trainer

Roles and responsibilities of a professional trainer

Seven characteristics of outstanding trainers

Module 2: Principles of Adult Learning

What’s an adult learner?

Diverse learning styles.

Use NLP techniques to identify learner styles

Options to actively engage and energize learners
Appealing to different learning styles
Learning considerations for adult learners.

Module 3: Training Design and Materials Development

 Is it really a training problem?

 Create training materials in-house or purchase off-shelf?.

 Writing proper training objectives.

 Training methods.

Module 4: Be a power presenter

 Getting off to a goos start

 The importance of introductions and summaries.

 How to facilitate a more active training.

 Using your body language and your voice.

Module 5: Dealing with tough training times

Dealing with nerves.

Getting participants back on time.

Dealing with tough participants.

Dealing with different learner generations (Gen X and Gen Y learners).


Competitive review game – An Exciting review challenge (Power Point Game) to end your training on a high note!