Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer Course Outline

Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer

How to Use This Guide

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Preparing to Learn

Pre-Assignment Review

Individual Reflection

Session Three: Understanding Learning

The Trainer’s Role

Personal Skill Identification

Session Four: Competencies for Adult Educators


Making Connections

Session Five: Accommodating Learning Preferences

The Learning Process

Preparing a Plan

Learning Styles

Session Six: Increasing Your Expertise

Learning and Motivation

Design Considerations

Changing Points of View

Session Seven: Using Existing Materials

Customizing Courseware

Copyright Considerations

Over-Plan and Over-Prepare

Session Eight: Managing the Stress of Training

Easy De-Stressing Techniques

Building Resilience

De-Stressing in Class

Session Nine: Planning a Workshop

Preparing the Essentials

Planning for Success

Anticipating Challenges

Session Ten: Preparing Visual Aids

Session Eleven: Your Role as an Effective Communicator

Leading a Discussion

Making Connections

Session Twelve: Questioning as a Training Technique

Session Thirteen: Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation

Level One: Reaction

Level Two: Knowledge Evaluation

Level Three: Transfer of Learning

Level Four: Impact Evaluation

Skill Application

Session Fourteen: On-the-Job Support

Session Fifteen: Dealing with Difficult Situations

Session Sixteen: Training in Different Forums

In Person or Not?

Limitations and Considerations

Session Seventeen: Team Teaching

What is Team Teaching?

Co-Facilitation Inventory

Session Eighteen: Training Preparation

Session Nineteen: Training Presentations

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys

Personal Action Plan