Train the Trainer

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer – Training for trainers.


Gain a practical, how-to overview of the entire training function. Through modeling of the best practices and latest techniques in training delivery, discover the 4Ps of training: Purpose & Assessment, Planning & Preparation, Presentation & Facilitation, and Performance & Evaluation.

New trainers will gain a strong foundation in critical training skills, and seasoned trainers will be introduced to new approaches for delivering powerful training.

The Strategic Axis Training Certificate content is practical and grounded in the real world, not just academic theory. This program focuses on what happens before, during, and after you deliver training, and what to do if training is not the right solution. With input from Competency Study, we identified the competencies required by the most successful practitioners.

The Training Certificate Program is aligned with the Training Delivery Area of Expertise in the ATD Competency Model.

The training field can change fast, which does training for trainers crucial. New methodologies. Discoveries about the way adults learn. Changing expectations from trainees — and from your company. Our training the trainer courses give you the practical platform skills and confidence you need to succeed.

This powerful seminar puts the latest trends and techniques at your fingertips. Whether you’ve been training for a while or never stepped onto a platform before, this training for trainers’ workshop will show you how to become a facilitator of learning, not just a presenter. You’ll build confidence, engage your audience from the beginning and leave your trainees praising your training abilities.

This unique assessment-based program has expert facilitators working closely with you to help you master all aspects of training delivery. With this program, you’ll identify areas where you excel, and where you have opportunities for growth. You’ll benefit from collaborative and concrete training, and then be invited to assess your skills and knowledge.

Become part of exclusive training group today with Strategic Axis training for trainers

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  • COURSE TYPE Practitioner
  • DURATION 5 Days


This program is ideal for new trainers or experienced trainers who have not had formal education in training. It is also for those trainers who need a refresher to improve their classroom techniques and methods to transfer learning to work situations.

By the end of this training seminar participants will gain knowledge:

Learn the basics of adult learning theory and instructional design methodology.

Gain a foundation in conducting a needs assessment, developing learning objectives, and evaluating the impact of your training initiatives.

Learn and apply effective training techniques for managing participants, engaging a variety of learning styles, creating an efficient positive learning environment, and maintaining classroom challenges.

Develop engaging training solutions that are learner-centered.

After this program, you will be able to:

Describe the training cycle.

Identify and determine the need for training—what, who, and how.

Write effective learning objectives.

Design participant-oriented learning materials and exercises.

Apply adult learning concepts, develop supportive climates, and customize off-the-shelf materials.

Use training activities and alternatives to lecture, strategize for different learning needs, and create effective questioning techniques.

Prepare appropriately for a training session, and prepare participants to foster learning.

Manage and encourage participants of all backgrounds and learning styles.

The address was challenging participants and behaviors.

Present and facilitate a training program, including the use of audiovisuals and handouts.

Evaluate program impact at different levels using a variety of methods.

Identify the five levels of evaluation.

What You Will Cover

Active Adult Learning

Determining how team-building, on-the-job assessment and immediate learning involvement can occur at the earliest stages of a training program

Special Feature

Participants receive a complimentary copy of Mel Silberman’s book Active Training: A Handbook of Techniques, Designs, Case Examples, and Tips.


Participants who fully attend this course and complete the test on the last day will receive a Strategic Axis Professional Certificate (SAPC). SAPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

Earn 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completing this program. This program may be eligible for up to 21 CPLP recertification points. This program may qualify for up to 21 APTD recertification points. This program has been pre-approved for 21 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 21 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.



Module 1: Assessment

Distinguishing problems that can be addressed by training

Devising questions for use in a training assessment

Module 2: Adult learning and learning styles

Characteristics of the adult learner

What we know about adult learning

Adults motivation to learn

Learning styles and their importance

Audience analysis

Implications for the trainer and the learner

Module 3: Characteristics of successful trainers

Roles of a trainer

What makes a good trainer?

Your image

Asking the right questions

Building rapport with participants

Your listening skills

Facilitation skills

Dos and don’ts of successful trainers

Common facilitation techniques

Your role as a facilitator

The assertive or the aggressive trainer?

Types of trainers

Module 4: Objectives

Focusing on outcomes and results, rather than topics

Crafting learning objectives

Identifying objectives as affective, behavioral or cognitive

Module 5: Designing training programs

Characteristics of an effective training program

Importance of Instructional Learning Objectives (ILOs)

Main elements of program design

The ‘ROPES’ model

A 5-step model for creating terrific training sessions

Preparing an outline for a training session

Skeleton of a key point

Developing your opening

Tips for a memorable ending

Blueprint for a training session

Module 6: Planning Active Training

Choosing methods and formats to meet an objective

Creating a plan of action by using behavioral styles content

Module 7: Facilitating Presentations and Activities

Preparing to deliver a 10- to 15-minute training segment

Engaging in a wide range of learning activities

Module 8: Opening Exercises

Sharing reflections on past experiences of opening exercises

Developing an opening exercise

Module 9: Brain-Friendly Lectures

Demonstrating differences between brain-friendly and non-brain-friendly lectures

Preparing brain-friendly lectures

Module 10: Lecture Alternatives

Sharing information through the jigsaw method

Using learning tools and applying lecture alternatives

Module 11: Experiential Activities

Exploring when and how experiential learning approaches can meet training challenges

Using mental imagery, role-playing, games, and simulations

Applying new learning in real time

Module 12: Extending the Value of Training

Describing a variety of blended and supportive tools and activities

Deciding when to use tools: before, during or after training for back-on-the-job application

Module 13: Evaluating Training

Using Kirkpatrick’s model and given examples to determine evaluation levels

Considering evaluation questions

Module 14: Facilitating Presentations and Activities

Delivering/facilitating an actual 10- to 15-minute training segment

Receiving feedback

Module 15: Closing Activities

Experiencing and applying several types of closing activities

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  • Live, Online

  • Private Team Training

  • Indiviual Private Session

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