TRAINING OF TRAINERS


The aim is to develop the participants' training skills and teach them to get better results as trainers, using effective active teaching methods.

The participants will learn to consider

  • the characteristics of an adult learner
  • the main processes of training activity (group and learning processes)
  • the basic skills and effective training methods


Topics:

  • contemporary views on teaching and learning
  • the roles and tasks of a trainer teaching adults, main skills for fulfilling these tasks
  • the characteristics of an adult learner
  • conditions for learning, important processes while training
  • obstacles to development and resistance, how to deal with them
  • how to prepare a training course
  • how to begin and set goals, how to motivate the learners
  • how to deliver information during the course, including clear self- expression, visualizing, compiling of study material
  • how to take into account group processes while training
  •  teaching methods that enhance learning, activating methods (interactive lectures, demos, group discussions, brain-storms, exercises)
  •  how to use exercises (choice of exercises, warming-up, instructions, feedback)
  •  finishing the training, use of interim assignments and homework
  • what trainers should do after the course


As the result of the training the participants

  • are aware of the role and tasks of an adults' trainer
  • know how to set goals for the course and compile the programme taking into account the needs of the group
  • are able to plan their actions beforehand and involve the trainees in the training
  • know and consider the particularities of group-learning, are capable of influencing group processes for supporting the effect of the training
  • recognize resistance and know how to deal with it
  • know how to give and receive feedback


The training lasts for 2 days.

Methods used: Short theoretical lectures, group-discussions, demos, brainstorms, exercises and analyses.

For groups of 7 to 12 people.