Delivering Great Training: Detailed Course Contents

Delivering Great Training: Detailed Course Contents

Delivering Great Training: Detailed Course Description

Day 1: Understanding a basic Training Programme

Making an Impact

  • Presenting the Big Idea
  • The Aims of the Programme
  • Introductions
  • Setting Expectations

A Basic Training Programme

  • Being Clear on the Objectives
  • Being clear on the logistics
    • Time available
    • Remit
    • Training Environment
    • Class Size
  • Considering the Delivery Method(s)
  • Developing a Delivery Structure
  • Breaking the learning down into modules
  • Assessing Success
    • Student – Development / Progression
    • Course – Evaluation and Feedback
  • Practical / Homework: From Idea to Specification – prepare a basic course plan

Day 2: Learning Objectives to Creative Training Plan

Working with Learning Objectives

  • Organisational vs Individual Needs
  • Understanding Competencies
  • Motivations for Learning
  • Cognitive Learning
  • How do people Learn
  • Assessing and Developing Learning Objectives
    • Understanding the Audience
    • Understanding their needs
    • Aligning with Competency Development
    • Making learning objectives Relevant
    • Making learning objectives Achievable
    • Making learning objectives Measurable
    • Using the correct structure
  • The Training Needs Analysis (Brief)

Training Delivery Methods

  • Matching delivery methods to the level of audience
  • Matching delivery methods to the required compe-tency development
  • Instructor-Led …
    • Presentation
    • Seminar
    • Training
    • Workshop
  • Case Studies
  • Simulations and Experiential Learning
  • Practical Work
    • Individual
    • Group
  • Self Study
  • Blended Learning
  • On-Line Learning

Homework: Prepare a simple presentation

Day 3: Delivering Engaging Presentations

Presentation Skills

  • Understanding the Audience
  • Matching the Presentation Style to the Audience
    • Senior / Junior
    • Technical / Commercial
  • Matching the Presentation Style to the Topic
  • Structuring the Interaction
  • The Trainer’s toolbox
    • The Voice
    • Body Language
    • Using the Classroom Space
    • Eye Contact
    • Interaction
    • Using the Breaks
  • Common Mistakes … an endless list!
  • Establishing Credibility
  • Agreeing the goals
  • Engaging the Students
  • Staying focused
  • Handling Questions
  • Checking Progress
  • Handling the “Awkward Customer”

Practical: Delivering for real – videoed sessions, with feedback


Day 4: Developing Outstanding Courseware

Presentation Visuals and Delivery Styles

  • Slides / PowerPoint
    • The Ideal Slide
    • Leading the student through the story
    • A prompt for the trainer??
    • Advanced Visuals.e.g. Prezi, Engage
    • Use of Video
    • The Flip-Chart –
      • Preparation
      • Developing an Idea
      • Student Use
      • Demonstrations
      • Hands-on

Developing Outstanding Courseware

  • Best Practice
  • The Programme Structure
  • Keeping it Simple
  • Getting the message across
  • Sources of Information
  • Developing the Flow
  • Building the visuals
  • Supporting Material
  • Hosting and distributing material

Practical: Developing Sample Courseware

Day 5: Overall Training Experience – Ensuring an Engaging, High Quality Learning Experience

Measuring Competency Development, Testing and Certification

  • Methods for assessing student starting level
  • Methods for assessing student end level
  • Dealing with different student levels
  • Testing
    • Informal / Formal / Group
    • Use of Competitions
    • On-Going Training,
    • Applying the Learning to the workplace
      • Opportunities
      • Supporting the Student as they Apply the
      • Learning
      • Documenting the Application
      • Consolidation Techniques

Effectively Managing the Training from Start to Finish!

  • Pre-Course
  • Dealing with the Logistics
  • Marketing the Course
  • Sticking to Schedule
  • Ensuring Interaction
  • Maintaining Learning Progression
  • Creating a community
  • Using the Power of the Students

The Final Presentations:

  • Putting the skills into practice – an assessed presentation