Train the Trainer: Essential Skills for Teaching Adults

Business Skills Series | Level 1

Course Details

Duration: 2 days

Delivery Method: Instructor-led classroom (ILC)

Course Dates: November 4/5, 2019 | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $595 CDN per person + HST

Note: Public scheduled dates for this course are delivered as live instructor-led classroom training. Computers or laptops are used in this course for the creation of a PowerPoint deck and to access a few online tools. We recommend that students bring a laptop or tablet with them to this course (devices are not provided by Avantix Learning for this training).

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Course Overview

In today’s business world, subject matter experts often transition to become trainers with little or no background in training. Our train the trainer course is designed for the novice trainer who needs to develop core competencies to be able to deliver effective instructor-led classroom training sessions for adult learners in a business setting. Students will learn about adult learning principles and review various instructional design models. The instructor will focus on helping the students develop strategies to deliver engaging and meaningful training sessions. Educational technology tools will be explored including social media tools.

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information including savings for custom group training.

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files (new samples added frequently)
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Objectives

  • Examine the factors involved in successful teaching
  • Focus on creating a safe and accountable learning environment
  • Identify instructional skills and tactics that can be used in training
  • Recognize the importance of considering the participants and their training needs
  • Identify different learning styles
  • Review adult learning principles
  • Identify tools, strategies and models used in instructional design
  • Create lesson plans including objectives and evaluate whether these objectives have been met
  • Determine what types of training aids may be used and the benefits of each
  • Reflect on the role technology is playing in the learning environment
  • Include reflective practice as a teacher or facilitator

Course Topics

Overview

  • Course objectives
  • Student and teacher introductions

Adult Learning Principles

  • Considerations when teaching adults
  • Factors that affect adult learning
  • Learning styles
  • Instructional design models

Lesson Planning

  • Performing a needs analysis
  • Planning a lesson
  • Defining objectives
  • Choosing delivery methods
  • Determining evaluation methods

Instructional Tactics

  • Key factors that make a training session successful
  • Common characteristics of successful trainers
  • Creating a participant’s agreement
  • Mental sets
  • Teaching using collaborative techniques
  • Checking for understanding
  • Managing the classroom
  • Dealing with difficult students

Engaging and Motivating Adult Learners

  • Key student engagement strategies
  • Using icebreakers
  • Gamification vs gaming
  • Thinking on your feet

Presentation Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Body language
  • Overcoming nervousness
  • Using PowerPoint and other presentation tools

Integrating Technology

  • Students in the 21st century
  • Advantages of using technology
  • Challenges when using technology
  • Social networking
  • Social learning
  • Bring your own device (BYOD) challenges

Follow-up Strategies

  • Handouts
  • Job aids
  • Follow-up sessions
  • Extra practice

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Upcoming Training
Course
Train the Trainer: Essential Skills for Teaching Adults
Location
Avantx Learning, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801,Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
Next course starts
November 4, 2019
Next course ends
November 5, 2019

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