Getting Started

Welcome to the Train-the-Trainer workshop. 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. This workshop will give all types of training tools to help create and deliver engaging, compelling workshops that will encourage trainees to come back for more.

Workshop Objectives

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  • 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

Pre-Assignment Review

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The purpose of the Pre-Assignment is to get you thinking about the training strategies you are already using and where you need to improve. 

Read an article about their preferred learning styles and answer some questions about how they learn best. Take a moment to review the questions in the pre-assignment.

  • When was the last time that you attended a workshop or training program?
  • What did you like about the way the material was presented? What could the trainer have done to enhance your learning experience? 
  • Do you remember a favorite instructor or teacher? What do you remember about them?
  • Are you someone who reads directions, or sets aside the instruction book and tries to figure things out as you go?
  • Will you refer to directions if you get stuck, or do you always read some or all of the directions before you start something? 
  • When you are listening to someone in a meeting, do you give them your full attention? What do you do when your attention wanders?