Centre for Training and Professional Development, the training wing of ACT, has designed and developed Advanced Skills for Practical Trainer program in order to develop in depth skills on conducting corporate training programs.
The training program follows the sequence wise training method that begins from introduction to personal learning objectives and key principles of effective communication to a group of professionals, to planning an interactive training session with fun and humour as its main component.
Following are the areas to be covered in this training program:-
To begin, participants will explore what they want out of this workshop, in other words, their personal learning objectives
Next, participants will talk about the role of the facilitator and the top skills a trainer needs.
This session will give participants a profile of the gaps between where they stand now and where they need to be in order to perform their role efficiently.
Next, participants will review Kolb's experiential learning cycle and how it fits in with different learning styles.
This session will explore three basic ideas about adults in a learning context. Participants will also look at the workshop from a designer's perspective.
In this session, participants will learn about using customizable course material to give them a head start, copyright concerns, and how to over-plan to ensure success.
During this session, participants will learn ways to manage their stress and that of trainees.
Next, participants will receive a brief introduction on planning and preparing a workshop.
This session will cover some basic kinds of visual aids and encourage participants to determine if, how, and when they want to use each type.
During this session, participants will learn how to communicate effectively as a facilitator or trainer.
This session will explain how good questioning skills can make anyone a better trainer.
Next, participants will explore the four levels of evaluation, including samples for each type. Then, participants will develop their own evaluation for their training session at the end of the workshop.
During this session, participants will explore why on-the-job support is so important after training has taken place, and what they can do to encourage it.
This session will give participants some tools for dealing with common training problems.
Next, participants will explore some different forums for training, including virtual formats.
Next, participants will learn about co-facilitation.
This will be about preparing, presenting, and evaluating team training sessions.
At the end of the course, candidates will have an opportunity to mail questions and queries and fill out an action plan.
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