Training of Trainers – becoming a professional trainer

0_3330_1.jpgThis course is designed to help the individual who is not (or at least not yet) a professional trainer. The focus is on the supervisor, manager or brand new trainer who has been asked to present or train a group of individuals; a task for which he or she has little prior experience. This on the job training can strike fear into the heart of the most skilled and experienced employee.

If you do on the job training in your organization the course will help you feel more comfortable and more competent. You will explore how adults learn and take a step-by-step approach to create training sessions that meet employee and colleagues needs. Training results are too important to leave to chance.

Behind every spectacular training session is a lot of preparation and meticulous attention to detail. The truly skilled trainer can make a program exciting. The learners will have fun while they are learning. The facilitator has been able to involve their emotions as well as their minds. You will see the involvement, and you will feel the energy.

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 learn during this course to:

  • Recognize the importance of considering the participants and their training needs, including the different learning styles and adult learning principles.
  • Know how to write objectives and evaluate whether these objectives have been met at the end of a training session.
  • Develop an effective training style, using appropriate training aids and techniques.
  • Understand the importance of an instruction guide to help a trainer prepare and deliver effectively and consistently.
  • Conduct a short group training session that incorporates these training concepts.
  • Enhance your understanding of learning styles and how to accommodate them in the classroom
  • Understand the key principles of effective communication in a workshop setting
  • Identify strategies to create a no-risk environmentUse a variety of training techniques to stimulate participation
  • Develop a plan and prepare for an effective training session
  • Practice thinking on your feet in a safe environment
  • Identify advanced interventions for difficult situations
  • Practice the skills needed for a team presentation

The training is structured as follows:

Part I: Becoming a Professional Trainer

Defining a Successful Training Program

What Training Can Do
What Training Cannot Do
Advantages of Workplace Training
A Word about Adult Learning
Principles of Adult Learning
Motivating the Adult Learner
The Learning Process: the four basic steps
Your Approach to Learning as a Trainer
Your Learning Style
My Training Style
The Trainer Type Inventory
The Learning Cycle
The Training Process
Defining Training Needs
A Participative Approach
Planning Training
Designing the Program
Training Methods
Types of Trainers
Setting the Climate – Icebreakers
Common Errors in Training
The Four Step Plan to train new staff
Characteristics of an Effective Trainer
Dealing with Difficult Trainees
Visual Aids
Types of Visual Aids
Presentation Skills
Overcoming Nervousness
Using Non-Verbal Communication
Managing the Question and Answer Period

Part II: Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer

The Art of Facilitation
Left Brain/Right Brain
Planning a Workshop
Your Role as an Effective Communicator
More Training Tools and Techniques
Training Evaluations
Difficult Situations when delivering training
End of Training Conclusions


This training is being prepared on a self-study basis. This means you can take the course at your own rhythm and pace, lesson by lesson. Once you register for the course, you do not have a deadline to submit the final exam. You can do it when you are ready for it.

During all this time you can email your questions, doubts or suggestions to our teaching department at respect(at) Once you have completed the full course, please write the exam and send it to us at the same email address. Once corrected, we will deliver a certificate of completion, which will prove both your participation and successful completion of the training. Should you have any questions, we will be more than happy to assist you.


Course fee: 90 euros

In order to register, please submit your information below, you will be redirected later to the payment page via credit card or paypal. Once done, you will automatically receive an email with the training material ready to be downloaded to your computer.


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