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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.

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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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Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services (BIS)
D. J. Bordini Center
5 N. Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54914-1655
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P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771

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