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Train the Trainer: Lesson Planning Course

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Course Aims

This intensive, hands-on one-day workshop deals with the process of developing a training program.
By the end of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • Recognize when a training need exists for an organization
  • Understand the basic rules of designing a training program
  • Write clear, concise training objectives
  • Incorporate relevant methods into the design of a training session
  • Know how and where to research training content
  • Create evaluation strategies
  • Use Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation


Who Should Attend

The course is designed for trainers and HR professionals who want to develop programs that are meaningful, practical, and will benefit both trainees and the organizations they work for.

Course Outline

Introduction and Course Overview

The Need for Training

  • Organizational Objectives
  • When is Training Necessary?
  • Defining Training Needs
  • ICE: Analysis in Three Steps

Basic Rules of Program Design

  • Moderation
  • Balance
  • Involvement
  • Continue Your Learning
  • The Need for Collaboration

SMART Objectives

  • Defining SMART
  • The Three Ps
  • Exercise: Improving Goals

Learning Objectives

  • Determining Objectives
  • Considerations When Writing Objectives
  • Types of Objectives: KSAs
  • Setting the Scope
  • Exercise: Verbs for Writing Clear, Concise Training Objectives
  • Developing Objectives

Designing a Training Session

  • Training Methods
  • Constraints on Methods Used
  • Designing a Learning Sequence

Researching and Developing Content

  • Researching Content
  • Exercise: Availability of Information in Your Area of Training

Tips for Good Training Design

  • Elements of Good Training Design

Evaluation Strategies

  • The Basics of Evaluation
  • Evaluation Methods

Four Levels of Evaluation

  • Level One: Reaction
  • Level Two: Knowledge (Learning)
  • Level Three: Transfer of Learning (Behavior)
  • Level Four: Impact (Results)


Training Location

The Royal Commonwealth Club, 25 Northumberland Avenue, Embankment, London WC2N 5AP


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