Train The Trainer

Learning Objective

To examine and compare theories of adult learning and their practical application in the work- place context. Using this as a foundation, learning how to conduct a simple Needs Analysis and plan, deliver & evaluate learning sessions using modern techniques and practices. Practical application of learning, presentation style, methods and techniques.

Target Audience

Any person wanting to teach adults in a modern work context, and make the process participative, practical, interesting and mutually rewarding.

Communication in the Training context

Simply put, if you can’t communicate, you can’t train, so we use destruction-type exercises to uncover the common obstacles to communication in Training, and examine & use models designed to maximise the communication process.

On-Job Coaching

Best suited for ‘one-to-one’, or ‘one-to-small-group’ transfer of practical skills, we look at Task Breakdown (reducing a process to its basic components), identification and reinforcement of Key Points, and a five-stage Coaching model – all of which allows participants to create and perform simple, effective practical skill transfer sessions.

Adult Learning

Basics of adult learning motivation. Why do we learn? An examination of the different WAYS in which adults learn, and how to cater for those individual needs. Training Need Analysis (TNA), establishing Training Objectives, Design and Delivery of Learning sessions, Evaluation techniques, Practical exercises. NZQA; how it works and what it means to you, your participants, and your Organisation.

Session Planning

How to write training sessions from your Training Need Analysis, designing sessions based on pragmatic adult learning theories, making training interactive via practical participant involvement, case study and syndicate work, writing interesting manuals, gathering & planning use of resources. Use of video training films, and Vidcam for role-play. Evaluation methods.


Being ‘vital & alive’, using visual aids, room set-up, interaction skills, communication skills, giving clear instructions, conversation-management techniques to ensure full information flow, practical exercises for comparison of written & verbal methods, body language awareness. Using humour & drama to make learning memorable.


Length: 3 full days

Format: Interactive workshop

Optimum number of participants/facilitator: 12

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