Objectives for this workshop include:
Trainers, facilitators, authors of training materials, anyone with some practical training or teaching experience who would like to perfect their skills.
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.
Note: information may change without notice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
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.
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.
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.
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.