Train the Trainer Workshop

Course Duration 1 Day 

Whether you are preparing to be a professional trainer, or you are someone who does a bit of training as a part of their job, you’ll want to be prepared for the training that you do. Your participants will begin the process of becoming trainers themselves, and understand that training is a process where skills, knowledge, and attitudes are applied.

The Train-The-Trainer workshop will give all types of trainer’s tools to help them create and deliver engaging, compelling workshops that will encourage trainees to come back for more. Skills such as facilitating, needs analyses, understanding participant’s needs, and managing tough topics will give your trainees what the need to become a trainer themselves.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to :

  • Define training, facilitating, and presenting
  • Understand how to identify participants’ training needs
  • Create a lesson plan that incorporates the range of learning preferences
  • Create an active, engaging learning environment
  • Develop visual aids and supporting materials
  • Manage difficult participants and tough topics

Course Outline

Understanding Training and Facilitation

What is Training?

What is Facilitation?

Identifying Appropriate Situations

Gathering Materials

Identifying Participants’ Needs

Reviewing the Materials

Identifying and Resolving Gaps

Creating a Lesson Plan

Planning for the Basics

Adding Slack Time

Creating a Plan B

Choosing Activities

Types of Activities

Preparing for Emergencies

What go Do When

Activities Go Wrong

Preparing for the Workshop

Creating a Materials List

Gathering Participant Information

Setting Up the Physical Location

Getting Off on the Right Foot

Greeting Participants

Being Prepared

Using Icebreakers and Energizers

Delivery Tips and Tricks

Using Visual Aids

Creating Supporting Materials


Keeping it Interactive

Encouraging Discussion

Using Group Work

The Power of Sticky Notes

Dealing With Difficult Participants

The Ground Rules

Challenges and Solutions

Handling Interruptions

Tackling Tough Topics

Tough Stuff to Watch Out For

Adjusting Your Material

for a Sensitive Issue

Dealing With Sensitive Issues in the Workshop

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Train-the-Trainer Outline – Full Day