To be an effective trainer requires a special balance of skills.
On the one hand the trainer needs to have enough charisma and dynamism to make their subject interesting and compelling as well as understanding how to organise and structure their material in a logical and engaging manner. On the other hand, the trainer needs enough sensitivity and awareness to be able to focus attention more on the students' needs and abilities than their own 'performance'.
Our train the trainer course looks at a balance of 3 different elements: You (the trainer), Them (the students) and It (the training)
- You - how you look, sound and how you come across
- Them - how you adapt to different people and situations
- It - how you organise and prioritise your content and outcomes
Clearly each of the three elements cannot exist in isolation and each needs to be understood in relation to each other.
Depending on the training needs and aims of the organisation, each train the trainer course may require a slightly different blend of these components.
However it will always focus on the principles of good communication and involve a large amount of interaction from the students, who will be required to prepare aspects of a presentation and in the process will develop the ability to evaluate themselves and others.
During the 2 days' training we look at mastering 3 key areas of competence:
- How to establish the aims and objectives of the training.
- How to structure training for maximum interest and effect.
- Logistics; room lay-out; use of technology; props and equipment.
- How to involve everybody all of the time.
- Planning and preparation.
- How to vary delivery methods and stimulate full involvement.
- Speaking and delivery skills.
- Confidence and posture.
- Recognising and adapting to different types of personality.
- Embedding the principles of good two way communication.
- Interpreting different types of feedback; body-language, unspoken messages.
- Facilitating the skills transfer by delivering objective and supportive feedback on classroom activities
- Creating and achieving clear learning outcomes.
- Adapting structure and content to student needs.
- Learning to improvise, but still stay on track.
- Responding rather than reacting to situations and people.
- Developing a pleasing personality.
- Keeping it all in perspective.
Excellent content often comes before excellent delivery and naturally, we expect both. Therefore this Professional award in Training the Trainer programme is as much about developing the person as delivering the training.
Upon completion, students will receive accredited train the trainer certificates from both NCFE and ILM.
For any queries or to discuss any aspects, please contact Michael Ronayne on: 0330 043 2677 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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