Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer


  • Enhance your understanding of learning styles and how to accommodate all four learning styles in the classroom
  • Understand the key principles of effective communication in a workshop setting
  • Use a variety of training techniques to stimulate participation
  • Develop a plan and prepare for an effective training session
  • Understand the different levels of evaluation and when to use each
  • Understand how and when to add fun and humor to your training session
  • Identify advanced interventions for difficult situations
  • Practice the skills needed for a team presentation



"A trainer's real worth is not in their ability to talk, but in their ability to inspire action."

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 if the facilitator is 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. We want the enormous satisfaction that comes from working with others to help them reach their potential as human beings. This three-day workshop will help you reach that goal.

This workshop requires that you have a good understanding of basic training principles, including Adult Learning Concepts, Experiential Learning Cycle, Training Methods, and Designing a Learning Sequence. We strongly recommend completing The Practical Trainer workshop before taking this course.

Preparing to Learn

  • Individual Reflection
    • What You Want Out of this Workshop

Understanding Learning

  • The Trainer’s Role
  • Personal Skill Identification
  • The Top Skills a Trainer Needs

Competencies for Adult Educators

  • Questionnaire
  • A Profile of the Gaps
    • Where Are You  Now
    • Where You  Need To Be
  • Small Group Debrief

Accommodating Learning Preferences

  • The Learning Process
  • Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle
    • Different Learning Styles
  • Preparing a Plan
  • Learning Styles

Increasing Your Expertise

  • Learning and Motivation
  • Design Considerations
  • Changing Points of View

Using Existing Materials

  • Customizing Courseware
  • Copyright Considerations
  • Over-Plan and Over-Prepare

Managing the Stress of Training

  • Easy De-Stressing Techniques
  • Building Resilience
  • De-Stressing in Class

Planning a Workshop

  • Preparing the Essentials
  • Planning for Success
  • Anticipating Challenges

Visual Aids

  • Basic Kinds Of Visual Aids
  • Determine If, How, and When

Your Role as an Effective Communicator

  • How to Communicate Effectively as a Facilitator or Trainer
  • Leading a Discussion
  • Small Group Work

Questioning as a Training Technique

  • Good Questioning Skills Can Make Anyone a Better Trainer

Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation

  • The Four Levels of Evaluation
    • Level One: Reaction
    • Level Two: Knowledge Evaluation
    • Level Three: Transfer of Learning
    • Level Four: Impact Evaluation
  • Skill Application
    • Develop Evaluation for a Training Session

On-the-Job Support

  • Why On-The-Job Support is So Important
  • What You Can Do To Encourage It

Dealing with Difficult Situations

  • Tools for Dealing with Common Training Problems

Training in Different Forums

  • In Person or Not?
  • Virtual Format
  • Limitations and Considerations

Team Teaching

  • What is Team Teaching?
  • Co-Facilitation Inventory

Training Preparation and Presentations

  • The bulk of the third day will be spent preparing, presenting, and evaluating team training sessions.




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