Train-the-Trainer

New and experienced trainers can benefit from FVTC's Train-the-Trainer series, workshops and customized services. Learn to develop, coordinate or conduct interactive training in a classroom or one-on-one in the workplace. Popular options include:

  • Communication Skills for Trainers
  • On-the-Job Training Series or Workshop
  • Training Coordinators' Series
  • Train-the-Trainer Certificate Series *designed for interactive, instructor-led training*

A variety of Fox Valley Technical College instructors each bring a unique approach to Train-the-Trainer services. Explore course and module options to find approaches that match your needs.


    Additional Information

  • Course Options

    **TRAINING COORDINATORS' CERTIFICATE SERIES** - *For those who deliver coaching and 1:1 training on-the-job.*

    **Basics of Effective Trainers - 9 hours**

    • Characteristics of effective trainers
    • Accommodating learning styles and generations
    • Practice effective communication, especially nonverbals
    • Plan for effective questioning techniques
    • Introduce and practice PROPER steps
    • Criteria for job instructions
    • Dealing with problem participants

    **Organizing & Documenting Training Plans - 9 hours**

    • Review 6Ds learning and questions
    • Affinity the criteria for good training plans
    • Process flow for training plan for new employee
    • Conducting a needs assessment
    • Developing learning objectives
    • Overview of visual aids
    • Choosing appropriate evaluation methods
    • Developing measurement strategies
    • Assessment plan for peer review
    • Facilitating buy-in from employees that do the jobs and supervisors who support development
    • Addressing problem situations

    **TRAIN-THE-TRAINER CERTIFICATE SERIES** - *For those who develop and facilitate interactive classroom training; training can be conducted as a 2-6 day workshop depending on the organization's needs.*

    **Designing Training to Achieve Results**

    • Accommodating learning styles and generations
    • Conducting needs assessments
    • Developing learning objectives
    • Outlining and organizing your training
    • Employing accelerated/interactive training
    • Using training methods
    • Developing participant and facilitator guides

    **Delivery Strategies to Engage Learners**

    • Developing and using effective visual aids
    • Applying questioning techniques
    • Practicing facilitation strategies
    • On-the-job training strategies
    • Dealing with problem participants

    **Assessing Training to Assure Success**

    • Choosing appropriate evaluation methods
    • Developing measurement strategies
    • Creating organization-wide "buy-in"
    • Delivering your training module for peer review
    • Receiving feedback to improve your training

    **ON-THE-JOB (OJT) TRAINING SERIES** - *For those coaching and training skills OJT.*

    • Identify characteristics of effective trainers
    • Assess adult learning principles, learning styles, multiple intelligences and generations
    • Define effective communication, especially body language
    • Practice questioning techniques
    • Identify PROPER steps of on-the-job training
    • Practice on-the-job training and receive feedback
    • Strategize for challenges and difficult participants

  • Module Options

    **Communication Skills for Trainers**

    *Those with primary training responsibilities, as well as those providing side-by-side on-the-job training*

    • Adult learning theory: preferences and modalities
    • Practical understanding and application of the skills transfer process
    • Engaging, interactive training methods for adult learners
    • Phrases to steer adult learners and affirm ability
    • Tips for giving training feedback in a meaningful way
    • A structured feedback technique to redirect, reassure
    • How to structure and use examples, case studies
    • The role of the trainer as storyteller

    **On-the-Job Training**- *4-9 hours*

    *For one-on-one trainers who are training a specific skill set or want to invest more in their OJT trainers*

    • Review characteristics of effective trainers and benefits of effective training
    • Identify PROPER steps of on-the-job training
    • Practice on-the-job training and receive feedback
    • Strategize for challenges and difficult participants

    **Additional Train-the-Trainer Topics**

    *For those who know the foundations and want to advance to the next level.*

    • 1:1 Job Coaching Skills
    • Active & Interactive Learning
    • The Human Learning Cycle
    • Action Learning (SAVI)
    • The 4P's of Curriculum Preparation & Classroom Delivery
    • Tools & Strategies (varies)
    • Teacher-Facilitator
    • Instructor Preparation for Activating a Classroom
    • Giving & Receiving Feedback
    • Personality Typology (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
    • Training Documentation

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