Train the Trainer

The Practical Trainer



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 result from developing skills to bring information to an audience. This information will then engage, empower, and encourage continued learning and development.

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The Practical Trainer is an excellent course for new and aspiring trainers. This course is designed to provide a solid understanding of adult education, 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 understanding participants and their training needs; learning styles; adult learning principles, writing learning objectives and ensuring 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, HybriLearn courseware is designed to make things practical for trainers. These training materials include a comprehensive trainer’s guide, a student workbook, assessments, a pre-assignment, a quick reference sheet, and more.

How to Use This Guide

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Defining a Successful Training Programme

  • 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 Programme

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
  • Recognise the importance of considering the participants and their training needs, including the different learning styles and adult learning principles.
  • How to write objectives
  • Evaluate whether these objectives have been met at the end of a training session.
  • Develop an effective training style, using appropriate training aids and techniques.
  • Conduct a short group training session that incorporates these training concepts.
  • Defining a successful training programme/trainer
  • Adult learning and the learning process
  • Principles of adult learning
  • Style assessment, including introvert/extrovert analysis
  • Applying the learning cycle
  • The training process (planning training, choosing methods, designing learning sequences)
  • Adding games
  • Setting the climate
  • Presentation skills
  • Dealing with difficult trainees
  • On-the-job training
  • Evaluation techniques
  • Mock training presentations for peer review
  • Instruction by an expert facilitator
  • Small, interactive classes
  • Specialised manual and course materials

Instructor Guide

Hybrilearn Instructor Guides are the core of each training course. Our Instructor Guides lay out the training in simple, easy-to-follow instructions. You can also customise the Instructor Guides to personalise your training.

Student Manual

Each Instructor Guide is paired with a Student Manual that you can present to your participants. This customisable Student Manual gives each participant the student version of the course you will be teaching.

Exercise Workbook

Whether or not you choose to introduce exercises into your training is up to you as the facilitator. Hybrilearn offers you an Exercise Workbook (also customisable) that is specific to the course you are offering.

Sample Files

Courseware from Hybrilearn 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 advance.

PowerPoint Deck

Quick Reference Guides are a favourite tool for trainers to provide to their learners. Each Quick Reference Guide summarises in two pages the most essential elements in each courseware title.

Quick Reference Guide

Quick Reference Guides are a favourite tool for trainers to provide to their learners. Each Quick Reference Guide summarises in two pages the most critical elements in each courseware title.

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