Training of Trainers (5 days)


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How to design, deliver and follow-up a training course

Course overview

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Knowing a subject is not enough to train on it.Training adults requires specific competencies. This course provides methods and tools to ensure efficient learning process. It focuses on adult learning principles, and includes all stages of the learning cycle:

  • Training needs assessment
  • Methods, techniques and tools to properly design and deliver a training course
  • Training course follow-up.

Who should attend

The course will benefit in particular:

  • Trainers
  • Heads of training units
  • Human resources managers and other managers involved in training

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants have understood the basics of adult learning and are able to train a group in full respect of the methods, techniques and tools for adult learning.

Participants are also able to identify training needs, to design a training session and to ensure a proper follow-up of a course both for the clients (evaluation) and for the trainees (knowledge transfer).

Course Methodology

The training course is based on a series of modules, which can be adapted to the requirements of the course participants. The emphasis is put on practice and exercises rather than on presentations:

  • Group-work
  • Brainstorming
  • Questions and answers
  • Role play
  • Simulation
  • Short presentations


Day 1

Concepts of adult learning

  • Adult Learning Cycle
  • Principles / notions of adult learning
  • The role of a trainer

Delivering a training course

  • How to start a course
  • Reasons and rules for “morning recap”

Day 2

Delivering a training course (cont.)

  • Course Methods, Techniques and Tools
  • Facilitating discussions
  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Conducting end of course evaluation

Practical exercises: Preparing and delivering a session

Day 3

Designing a training course
Practical exercises: Preparing and delivering a session (continued)

  • How to do a Training Needs Assessment (TNA): Concept and tools
  • Defining objectives and course structure- Setting up the evaluation system (satisfaction, learning, transfer and impact)

Day 4

Supporting transfer and integration

  • A coaching approach: training / mentoring / coaching
  • Challenges and opportunities of transferring and embedding learning
  • Tools, techniques and skills for supporting trainees
  • Basic coaching model

Day 5

Course follow-up Practicing the model

  • Plan of action, implementation and support
  • Personal awareness, managing relationships
  • Supporting trainees / participants from a distance
  • Evaluation of course outcome

Interested in having this course conducted tailor-made for your organisation? please contact us at courses[at] or call +41 22 731 76 66