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Leading Edge Training

Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer Course Details


Objectives for this workshop include:

  • Enhance your understanding of learning styles and how to accommodate all four learning styles in the classroom
  • Understand the key principles of effective communication in a workshop setting
  • Use a variety of training techniques to stimulate participation
  • Develop a plan and prepare for an effective training session
  • Understand the different levels of evaluation and when to use each
  • Understand how and when to add fun and humor to your training session
  • Identify advanced interventions for difficult situations
  • Practice the skills needed for a team presentation

Audience:

Trainers, facilitators, authors of training materials, anyone with some practical training or teaching experience who would like to perfect their skills.

Pre-Requisites:

Participants should have a good understanding of basic training principles, including adult learning concepts, Kolb's learning cycle, training methods, and designing a learning sequence.

Duration:

3 Days

Price:

$540.00 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 14%.   *Discount available

Note: information may change without notice.

About Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer

To reach this stage as an adult educator isn't always easy, but success isn't just for the naturally gifted. It is possible for all of us who put effort into our personal growth and development, because we want the enormous satisfaction that comes from working with others to help them reach their potential as human beings.

Course Outline


Course Overview

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

 

Preparing to Learn

To begin, participants will explore what they want out of this workshop.

 

Understanding Learning

Next, participants will talk about the role of the facilitator and the top skills a trainer needs.

 

Competencies for Adult Educators

This session will give participants a profile of the gaps between where they are now and where they need to be in order to perform their role efficiently.


Accommodating Learning Preferences

Next, participants will review Kolb’s experiential learning cycle and how it fits in with different learning styles.

 

Increasing Your Expertise

This session will explore three basic ideas about adults in a learning context. Participants will also look at the workshop from a designer’s perspective.

 

Using Existing Materials

In this session, participants will learn about using customizable course material to give them a head start, copyright concerns, and how to over-plan to ensure success.

 

Managing the Stress of Training

During this session, participants will learn ways to manage their stress and that of trainees.

 

Planning a Workshop

Next, participants will receive a brief introduction to planning and preparing a workshop.

 

Visual Aids

This session will cover some basic kinds of visual aids and encourage participants to determine if, how, and when they want to use each type.

 

Your Role as an Effective Communicator

During this session, participants will learn how to communicate effectively as a facilitator or trainer.

 

Questioning as a Training Technique

This session will explain how good questioning skills can make anyone a better trainer.

 

Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation

Next, participants will explore the four levels of evaluation, including samples for each type. Then, participants will develop their own evaluation for their training session at the end of the workshop.

 

On-the-Job Support

During this session, participants will explore why on-the-job support is so important after training has taken place, and what they can do to encourage it.

 

Dealing with Difficult Situations

This session will give participants some tools for dealing with common training problems.

 

Training in Different Forums

Next, participants will explore some different forums for training, including virtual formats.

 

Team Teaching

Next, participants will talk about co-facilitation.

 

Training Preparation and Presentations

The bulk of the third day will be spent preparing, presenting, and evaluating team training sessions.

 

Workshop Wrap-Up

At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Light finger meals are supplied for part time courses.

Scheduled Dates


There are currently no up and coming Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer courses scheduled.You may request that the course be scheduled. If you are interested please click here to fill out an enquiry form.

Gautrain

For clients who want to enjoy the convenience of public transport, consider the Gautrain. Our training premises in Woodmead is located near the Morning Glenn Mall Bus Stop. If organised by prior arrangement we will collect delegates from the afore mentioned bus stop at no extra charge. Direction to the bus stop are as follows:

Take the Gautrain to the Sandton station.
Take the S2 Bus to Morning Glenn Mall.
We will collect you at 8:30 directly from the bus stop.

Accommodation

Please submit a query on the course page and we will be able to advise you on hotels and guest houses close to the training facility.