Training For Trainers

shutterstock_185916578Audience:  Subject Matter Experts, New To Training, Instructors,  Corporate Trainers, Instructional Designers, Training and Development Managers

Dealing with Challenging Teaching Situations

Training is rewarding. The thrill of mastering a new skill. The joy of helping. The pleasure of proving training worked. But it’s challenging. People may be anxious. Their jobs may depend upon your test. Maybe they don’t want to be there. Perhaps they think they know more. Or they may not want to ask for help. You will learn strategies to help you handle:

  • Know It Alls, Noisemakers, Oversharers, Outside Surprises
  • Differences in Office Staff and Construction/Manufacturing Workers

Hone Your Facilitation Skills

Develop the skills and confidence you need to teach, lead meetings, and make presentations. Together we will explore the role of the facilitator in different situations, recognize challenges, and use simple strategies to bring everyone into the conversation. In this workshop, you will:

  • Identify public speaking principles
  • Develop a talk or presentation
  • Learn how to prepare to facilitate or speak
  • Engage participants by using group discussion techniques
  • Co-facilitate using best practices
  • Manage challenging participants
  • Apply best practices for handouts, slides, and other visuals
  • Develop a personal plan to improve your skills
C. Doucette Training and Communications Inc.
Catherine’s facilitation workshop was interactive, enjoyable and very worthwhile. Her organization and energy did not go unnoticed!  Thank you!

Teaching Strategies That Make Learning Stick

Often when people train adults, they prepare a lecture and a PowerPoint. But only one-quarter of adults learn effectively from lectures, and even they can’t do it all the time. Adults learn more effectively from practice and feedback. Any subject can move from lecture to interactive ~ there’s always a hands-on way. Your training will be more fun and more successful, and your learners will thank you. In this workshop, you will:

  • Redesign lectures into learning activities
  • Apply adult education principles
  • Practice writing easy to understand activity instructions
  • Create a personalized plan to enhance training

Training is Not a Spectator Sport: a Practical Process for Designing Training

Have you attended training where you were distracted during the lecture? Dreaming about lunch? Quietly checking emails on your smart phone? You are not alone. Effective design means learners participate. Content is focused on outcomes. Tasks are presented clearly. Learners practice and then practice some more. The topic doesn’t matter. You will learn how to design training that is:

  • Based on measurable objectives
  • Applying a four-step process to develop effective, hands-on training
  • Designed for various learning styles
  • Have measurable results
C. Doucette Training and Communications Inc.
The (how to design training) workshop gave me immediate hands-on practice, so I left having learned a skill that I could start applying immediately. Thank you very much

Training Research: Tools for Evaluating Skills Gaps and Training Programs        

Training specialists need to craft effective questions to define skills gaps, gather feedback, or evaluate training systems. Yet often surveys, questionnaires, and interviews use the wrong types of questions, ask too many, have the wrong order, or don’t provide balanced answer options. These common mistakes make all your hard work and research invalid. But in this hands-on workshop, you will learn to create better research tools:

  • Identify different question models and appropriate uses
  • Select the important questions
  • Phrase questions for objective results
  • Balance the answer options to include all possibilities and without overlap

What’s Their Style? Teaching for All Learning Styles

Learning styles describe how people gain skills, solve problems, and process information. How we learn is part of our personality. Whether you are training someone on the job, designing training, or facilitating workshops ~ unless you adjust for learning styles, you are disengaging one-quarter of your audience. Learn through this hands-on workshop how to:

  • Identify different learning styles and activities for each
  • Redesign lessons for specific styles
  • Create a plan to adapt your training program