DEVELOPING & DELIVERING GREAT TRAINING

General Information

  • Duration: 5 Days
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Course Overview

  Developing-&-Delivering-GT This “Developing and Delivering Great Training” programme is designed to rapidly develop your competencies as a training professional (whether managing, specifying or sourcing training solutions), as well as your skills and style as a trainer. The comprehensive agenda focuses on all the areas that are critical in the delivery of high quality training – from initial idea and programme specification, through to the delivery of a fully engaging and worthwhile training experience, and finally an effective post-course follow-up.

The programme is aimed at training professionals who want to develop and broaden their competencies in the field of work-based training in order to support their own organisation to best effect. It is also suitable for those who have had little formal training, or for those training professionals that are relatively new to the discipline.

The hands-on practical nature of the programme has been developed to allow participants to practice, assess and analyse best practice and their own ideas and understanding as the agenda moves through the different competency areas. Together, we ensure each participant has the required knowledge, skills and confidence in each critical area – allowing them to immediately apply their new competencies to live training requirements in the work-place.

Each participant is fully assessed on the final afternoon to ensure the required standard is met.

Participants will develop or be able to:

  • Effectively plan a training intervention – from initial requirements through to fully engaging delivery flow, and post-course follow-up.
  • Deliver highly rewarding training programmes that keeps the participants fully engaged and progressing
  • Contribute much more effectively to identifying training needs and requirements
  • Translate training needs into learning objectives and effectively test that objectives have been met (during and after the training intervention)
  • Evaluate training delivery options, taking full account of audience, learning objectives, available time, and logistics
  • Develop courseware that supports the training positively – is appropriate to the audience, adds value, “tells the story”, and is consistent with the overall training programme
  • Use highly effective visuals that illustrate key learning points, drawing the participants attention to the right focus areas, minimising distractions, and with a consistent look and feel – whether PowerPoint, Flip Charts, Demonstrations, Models, or software presentation tools
  • Implement training methods that are designed to encourage / ensure participants effectively APPLY their learning, both during the programme, and back in the workplace
  • Identify requirements for testing / certification, implement an effective scheme, and where required, provide useful feedback
  • Confidence to fully manage a training intervention, from initial concept and design, supporting the “marketing message”, through to fully engaging delivery, and effective follow-up

 

Programme

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 course plan

Day 2 – From Learning Objectives to an Effective and 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 competency 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 (to be given late on day 3, early on day 4)

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