Why Attend

Trainers are the center piece to a memorable and successful training session. This course aims at providing trainers with the knowledge and skills required to design and deliver their training sessions. A trainer’s journey on this course begins with an understanding of how adults learn, various learning styles, skills of trainers, various learning methods, activities and exercises, designing of training courses and ends with the delivery of training.

Course Methodology

The course follows a hands-on approach. Participants will be asked to design and develop a mini training session. In addition, participants will be asked to deliver their session which will be video-taped for playback and personal development purposes.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • List various adult learning principles and their implications on the delivery of training
  • Identify and develop skills required in successful trainers
  • Examine training methods and determine the most appropriate for their training workshops
  • Write specific instructional learning objectives (ILOs)
  • Apply training models in the design and delivery of training courses
  • Develop blueprints for training sessions
  • Plan and deliver a training session relevant to their areas of expertise

Target Audience

Officers, specialists, team leaders, business partners, line mangers and trainers involved in classroom and on-the-job training.

Target Competencies

  • Training design and delivery
  • Presentation
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Public speaking
  • Rapport building
  • Listening skills


3 Days

Course Outline

o Assumptions and principles of adult learning
 Adult learning assumptions
 Characteristics of the adult learner
 What we know about adult learning
o Learning styles and their importance
o Audience analysis
o Roles of a trainer
o What makes a good trainer?
 Your image
 Asking the right questions
 Building rapport with participants
 Your listening skills
o Facilitation skills
 Dos and don’ts of successful trainers
 Common facilitation techniques
 Your role as a facilitator
o Types of trainers
o Characteristics of an effective training course
o Importance of instructional learning objectives (ILOs)
o Main elements of course design
 The ROPES model
 A 5 step model for creating terrific training sessions
o Preparing an outline for a training session
o Developing your opening
o Tips for a memorable ending
o From brainstorming to case studies
o Advantages and disadvantages of different methods
o Guidelines for choosing a training method
o Types of interactive activities
o General guidelines on developing activities
o The element of creativity
o Examples of icebreakers, energizers and review activities
o Blueprint for a training session
o Tools available to trainers
o Training facility set-up
o Control of body language
o Ways to get attention and maintain interest: The main tabascos
o Coping with problem participants
o Delivery and critique of training sessions