Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer


Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer course offers instruction that will allow trainers to have maximum impact on the learning of their students.

Students will gain an understanding of program design challenges, changing points of view, and tips on customization. They will also look at competencies for trainers, how to make adjustments for different learning styles, and challenging training situations. Forms and tools are included to help implement four levels of evaluation. Students will also prepare and present their own training demonstrations.

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Course outline

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Preparing to Learn

Session Three: Understanding Learning

Session Four: Competencies for Adult Educators

Session Five: Accommodating Learning Preferences

Session Six: Increasing Your Expertise

Session Seven: Using Existing Materials

Session Eight: Managing the Stress of Training

Session Nine: Planning a Workshop

Session Ten: Preparing Visual Aids

Session Eleven: Your Role as an Effective Communicator

Session Twelve: Questioning as a Training Technique

Session Thirteen: Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation

Session Fourteen: On-the-Job Support

Session Fifteen: Dealing with Difficult Situations

Session Sixteen: Training in Different Forums

Session Seventeen: Team Teaching

Session Eighteen: Training Preparation

Session Nineteen: Training Presentations

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Personal Action Plan