how does train the trainer work?

how does train the trainer work?
Find out how the train the trainer model works and which course would be the most suitable for your needs Background information and resources for train the trainer courses that we hope you find useful We've all heard how important it is to train staff, but what about training the staff who train the staff? According to the Education Resources Information Center, the Train the Trainer approach involves training one person who, in turn, trains other people. This way, when a training session is completed, a ripple effect is generated throughout the business. As the new skills disseminate and more people are trained, productivity and profits increase. The organisational benefits of the model has led to its adoption in many industries, from healthcare to the corporate world. It just makes sense. Why train only one individual when you can build a pool of competent trainers? Enlisting the services of external trainers allows in-house trainers to gain a fresh perspective. Combine this with their existing knowledge of their business and they can create more effective training programmes.

what does it include?

During a Train the Trainer course, a trainer isn't just telling participants what to teach; they show them how to teach too. In-house trainers learn how to listen actively and with empathy, how to convey ideas, and how to craft courses that staff can understand easily.   In a typical Train the Trainer course, participants learn:   how to apply adult learning theory principles during training how to respond to participant questions and how to design group activities that reinforce learning  

how activia can help

  Ready to improve your skills, but not sure where to start? Activia has got you covered. We teach four Train the Trainer courses, covering everything from the basics to more advanced concepts.   Our most popular course is the intensive one-day Fast Track course. Serving as an introduction to training, the course covers the major elements of training. Delegates are taught essential training skills including communication, presentation, and questioning.   Other modules show participants how to encourage trainee participation, when to add humour, and how to deal with difficult trainees. This course is ideal for new trainers or trainers looking for a refresher course.   We also run the Developing a Structured Training Programme course. This one-day workshop teaches participants how to develop practical programmes that are beneficial to the business.   Here, delegates learn how to:  
  • recognise when training is needed
  • define clear training objectives
  • determine what type of content to use in training
  • evaluate participant feedback.
This course is recommended for experienced trainers and human resource managers.

  Our Delivering an Effective Training Session course helps delegates come up with a plan for creating enjoyable yet effective training courses. Dealing with a difficult delegate? Module 12 has the professional solution for you. PowerPoint, flip charts, models or handouts; not sure which visual aids to use? We have an entire module dedicated to understanding which visual aids to use in different scenarios.   This workshop is recommended for trainers who want to improve their delivery skills, and make the courses they run more enjoyable and productive.   They say success leaves clues, right? Our Being an Effective Trainer workshop is designed to help trainers model success. Participants study the characteristics of effective trainers, the different types of trainer styles, and work on developing their own. To test its efficacy, participants also get the chance to practice their skills in a supportive environment.   The one-day workshop is recommended for new and current trainers who want to achieve better results from their training.   Each of these course can be delivered on-site at any of our training centres, or in your office. With each Train the Trainer course, delegates also have access to free eLearning revision after the course.   An old Chinese proverb says "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to catch fish and you feed him for a lifetime". The Train the Trainer model has been likened to teaching a man how to fish. When you train one trainer well enough, they can train many more within their business.