Train the Trainer

Virtually every company utilises training and development for their staff, and delivery is rarely limited to ‘professional’ trainers or those with formal training in this area.

Sharing and utilising know-how is important for sustainable organisational growth; to this end, line managers, supervisors, subject experts and specialists within the organisation need to pass on their knowledge and skills to others.

Whether you are a manager responsible for developing your team, an HR professional wanting to improve your ability in delivering key messages, or part of an in-house training team, this highly interactive programme will empower you to design and deliver the most effective courses (and other learning formats) to enable you to maximise the potential in your people.


Who should attend?


Those with minimal previous formal train the trainer development, experienced trainers in need of a refresher, and managers and team leaders responsible for training and development for their people.


This is a 2-day programme and can be run consecutively or 1 day per week over 2 weeks:

  • Have a full appreciation of the fundamentals of learning and flexing styles, in order to create an authentic learning organisation that in turn creates high performing teams.
  • Know how to design high impact courses and programmes that are suitable for different types of people, taking into account varying levels of experience, personalities, motivations and needs.
  • Understand the trainer’s multi-faceted role and how to ensure essential ‘behind the scenes’ infrastructure runs without a hitch.
  • Be confident in your personal effectiveness as a trainer and developer of people, including clear, confident, fun and engaging delivery.
  • Know how to handle occasional conflict.
  • Have some creative ideas to enable you to gain a great return on your investment in this programme!

What’s covered

The basics
  • What training is
  • The business case for developing people
  • Creating a learning culture
  • The learning cycle
  • Flexing delivery style
  • 8 principles of adult learning
  • What participants want
  • Responsibility for learning ROI
  • Avoiding sheep dip
  • Feedback and its value


How to structure courses
  • Using simple ingredients
  • Remember how we remember
  • The six Ps
  • Planning style tips
  • Enhancing and protecting your brand
  • Knowing your audience
  • Essential follow up


The role of the trainer
  • The host with the most
  • Public speaking tips
  • Knowing your stuff


How to deliver training
  • Demonstrating EI
  • Understanding people
  • Adapting to different personalities and styles
  • Motivation and inspiration
  • The participation principle
  • Managing occasional conflict


Creating ROI
  • Essential follow up
  • Coaching
  • Key performance indicators
  • Evaluation