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Train the Trainers Training

The program is addressed to in-house trainers and the people whose scope of duties includes training of other employees. Each participant works on accomplishing the individual goals set in cooperation with a manager at the beginning of the process.

During the course the participants participate in workshops while between the workshops they work on their own, they receive feedback on the progress of work and finally the individual guidelines based on a real training conducted by them on their own and observed by the trainer.


After completing the Train the Trainers Training a participant will be able to:

  • set the goals of the training while taking into account the company’s business goals and the participants’ development needs
  • develop the program of the training in such a way so as to be able to accomplish the goals of the training in the best possible way in given conditions
  • select the relevant training methods that support the accomplishment of the goals of the training
  • conduct the course in a dynamic way, leading to the achievement of the outcome planned
  • organize the training in an efficient way, leading to a situation in which a participant will know the “what, where, when, why”
  • efficiently manage the time during the training
  • cope with the problems emerging during the training in a way which builds good atmosphere and fosters the accomplishment of the training’s goals
  • define the way of measuring the effectiveness of the training,
  • identify his/her strengths and weaknesses as a trainer and know his/her individual direction of development.

The subject matter content of the workshop is accommodated to the needs of a given group of trainers. The full program consists of three two-day parts and it is recommended for trainers with very little experience.

The topics discussed include:

  • Presentation skills: determining the goal of a presentation, developing the structure of a presentation, selection of materials
  • Use of audio-visual aids
  • Building the so-called first impression
  • Body language of the presenter
  • Rules of teaching adults
  • Surveying the training needs
  • Setting the goals for the training
  • Building the structure of the training
  • Selection of training methods
  • Rules of good organization of training
  • Skills of building the atmosphere that fosters learning
  • Skill of facilitation, that is managing of group work
  • Coping with problem situations
  • Giving constructive feedback to participants
  • Evaluation of effects of the training

Preparations precede the participation in each course. The preparations involve reading the materials and developing, on their basis, one’s own, selected training project.

After parts I and II the homework also includes analysis of the recording of one’s own performance during a training. The homework is given before each consecutive stage of the training so that a participant can obtain, during that stage, feedback regarding his/her performance.

Training relies on mini-lectures which are followed by exercises (70-80% of the total training time is devoted to exercise). Exercises involve an attempt of implementing a given skill and in some cases they enable one to test a given skill during a simulation. Each simulation is recorded, which enables a participant to receive a material with a recording of his/her actions.

Feedback regarding the perception of participant’s skills, which he/she receives from a trainer and other participants, is also very valuable.

In addition the participants can watch the work of other trainers (the person conducting the training and other participants) and adopt selected, observed skills/techniques in their own work.

Case study:

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