Learning and using financial training skills to maximise impact
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The five-day course Training of Financial Trainers is aimed at equipping finance managers and staff, programme staff and other non-finance people, with the confidence to train others about finance. Whether working in a head office or internationally, it provides the knowledge and skills to effectively train other people in finance skills, using ‘participatory’ methods that help people to learn by doing.
The course covers the major areas of training – how adults learn, effective communication, preparing to train: setting objectives and training plans, delivery and evaluating training. The course requires participants to develop, deliver, and receive feedback on, a training session as part of the workshop.
The course is designed for those with a little or no experience of training, although existing trainers will find an increase in their confidence and a source of new ideas.
The course is participatory and provides practical tools for participants to use, backed up by clearly written materials. The style will include a balance of short inputs, discussion, group work, games and individual activities. It aims to be fun as well as being challenging.
The training itself aims to model appropriate methodology, that can be used by the participants in their own courses, and taught to others. The sessions are kept flexible and participants can bring any of their own material that they use in their own training to work on, and receive coaching support from the course facilitator.
Learning objectives – How you and your organisation will benefit
The aim of this course is to build the confidence and facilitation skills of participants to provide a participatory style of training in financial subjects.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- use the ways in which adults learn to influence their own training delivery and make it effective
- write objectives and training plans to achieve desired learning outcomes
- plan and deliver participatory training methods confidently
- use culturally appropriate training techniques to enhance the learning experience
- work with others in planning and delivering training
- analysis needs and evaluate training, and use the results to improve training design.
The emphasis of this training course is put on practice and exercises rather than on presentations:
- Group work
- Questions and answers
- Role play
- Short presentations
||Welcome and introductions
Challenges of training financial topics and how to use these creatively
Learning, training and how adults learn
||Presentation skills and expressing yourself well
Motivation, learning blocks and resistance to change
||Troubleshooting and needs analysis
Communication skills and participatory styles
||Providing feedback and working with groups
Answering questions, adapting training and remembering key messages
|Day 5||Preparing to run a training session
Assessing the learning and ending a course
Interested in having this course conducted tailor-made for your organisation? Please contact us.