Train the Trainer Certification Class Outline

Module One: Understanding Training and Facilitation

  • What is Training?
  • What is Facilitative Training?
  • What is Facilitation?

Module Two: Learning

  • The 7 Principles of Learning
  • Principles of an Effective Training Methodology
  • Learning Styles
  • Accelerated Learning
  • Key Principles in Adult Learning
  • Learning Barriers

Module Three: Developing and Managing Your Training Program

  • The Training Program
  • Why Run a Training Program?
  • When Should You Run a Training Program?
  • Who Should Be in Charge of the Program?
  • Training Should Reflect the Company’s Philosophy
  • Developing the Training Program:
    • Assessment: Identify Your Training Needs
    • Design
    • Development
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation and Results

Module Four: Training Needs Analysis

  • Identifying Participants’ Needs
  • Training Needs Analysis (TNA)

Module Five: Plan Your Training

  • Reviewing the Materials
  • Identifying and Resolving Gaps
  • Fair Use

Module Six: Creating a Lesson Plan

  • Steps for Preparing a Lesson Plan

Module Seven: Choosing Activities

  • Types of Activities
  • Preparing for Emergencies
  • What to Do When Activities Go Wrong

Module Eight: Preparing for the Class

  • Creating a Materials List
  • Gathering Participant Information
  • Setting Up the Physical Location
  • Break!
  • Using Visual Aids

Module Nine: Creating Fantastic Flip Charts

  • Required Tools
  • The Advantages of Pre-Writing
  • Using Colors Appropriately
  • Flip Chart Usage

Module Ten: Creating Compelling PowerPoint

  • Presentations
  • Required Tools
  • Best Practices
  • Creating Your Presentation
  • Preparing for Your Presentation
  • Delivering Your Presentation

Module Eleven: Wow ‘Em with the Whiteboard

  • Traditional and Electronic Whiteboards
  • Using Colors Appropriately

Module Twelve: Vibrant Videos and Amazing Audio

  • Required Tools
  • Tips and Tricks

Module Thirteen: Getting Off on the Right Foot

  • Make People Feel Comfortable at the Start of the Course
  • Use Team Building Techniques as a Warm-Up
  • Start a Course like a Movie
  • Being Prepared
  • Using Icebreakers and Energizers
  • Handling the Silent Treatment
  • Do Not Apologize for Being Boring

Module Fourteen: Manage Energy, Pace, and Attention

  • An Uninterested Trainer is So Utterly Boring
  • Positive Attitudes are Contagious
  • How to Spot Unmotivated Students
  • How to Motivate an Audience and Avoid Boring Them
  • What is an Ideal Pace

Module Fifteen: Increase the Impact of Training Exercises

  • Your Proficiency when Running an Exercise
  • Managing Students during Exercises
  • Managing Exercise Difficulty
  • Handling Groups when Running Exercises

Module Sixteen: Increase the Impact of Training Using Storytelling

  • Do Stories Matter?
  • What Can Storytelling Do for Teaching?
  • How to Make an Engaging Story
  • How to Tell a Good Story

Module Seventeen: Keeping Students Motivated

  • The Anatomy of a Course
  • How Can You Add Structure to a Hands-on Course
  • What to Start with: Lecture or Hands-on

Module Eighteen: How to Be a Master Presenter

  • Express Yourself Concisely
  • Use the Summary Sandwich Technique
  • How to Avoid Making Poor Expressions
  • Body Language Plays a Critical Role in Your Training Performance

Module Nineteen: Keeping it Interactive

  • Encouraging Discussion
  • Use Group Dynamics and Create Effective Learning Groups
  • How Groups are Formed
  • How to Handle Group Issues
  • Effective Learning Groups
  • Using Group Work

Module Twenty: Asking Questions Can Significantly Improve Your Training Courses

  • How to Ask Questions
  • Analysis
  • How to Direct Questions

Module Twenty-One: The Incredible Power of Praise

  • What Do You Gain By Praising
  • Why Don’t We Praise
  • How to Praise in a Training Course
  • Guidelines on Praising while Delivering a Training Course

Module Twenty-Two: Maximize Learning by Treating Learners as Apprentices

  • How Does Learning Process Work

Module Twenty-Three: Dealing With Difficult Participants

  • The Ground Rules
  • Challenges and Solutions
  • Handling Interruptions
  • How to Respond if Your Training or Ideas Are Challenged
  • You Are Wrong, I Am Right!
  • How to Handle Criticism
  • What Not to Do When Challenged
  • Why People Might Be Already Thinking Negatively About the Course
  • How to Take a Preemptive Approach

Module Twenty-Four: Tackling Tough Topics

  • Tough Stuff to Watch Out For
  • Adjusting Your Material for a Sensitive Issue
  • Dealing With Sensitive Issues in the Workshop