The Practical Trainer Course Outline

The Practical Trainer

How to Use This Guide

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Defining a Successful Training Program

Defining Successful Training

About Audiences

Advantages of Workplace Training

Session Three: What Makes a Successful Trainer?

Key Characteristics

Mistakes and Solutions

Stimulating a Readiness to Learn

Session Four: A Word About Adult Learning

Session Five: The Learning Process

Session Six: Principles of Adult Learning

Making Connections

The Principles of Adult Learning

Making Connections

Session Seven: What’s Your Type? How About Mine?

Assessing Your Preferences

What Does it Mean To Have a Number?

The Experiential Learning Cycle

Learning Styles

Session Eight: Applying the Learning Cycle

The Four-Stage Cycle

Making Connections

Individual Exercise

Session Nine: Extroverts and Introverts

Introversion/Extroversion Survey

Case Study

Session Ten: The Training Process

Process in Brief

When is Training Necessary?

Three Steps to an Efficient Needs Analysis

Help! I Need a Template!

Session Eleven: Planning Training

Developing Objectives

Writing Objectives

Researching Content

Planning an Interactive Program

Session Twelve: Choosing Training Methods

Training Methods

Environmental Concerns

Individual Exercises

Session Thirteen: Designing a Learning Sequence

The Model

Sample Sequences

Session Fourteen: Adding Games

The Value of Games

Types of Games

Session Fifteen: Setting the Climate

Session Sixteen: Presentation Skills

Telling vs. Showing

The Delivery

Tips for Stunning Visuals

Types of Visual Aids

Session Seventeen: Dealing with Difficult Trainees

Session Eighteen: On-the-Job Training

Session Nineteen: Training Presentations

Session Twenty: Designing Evaluations

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys

Personal Action Plan