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Training for Trainers: Design and Development
Design & Development Workbook
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Instructor, trainer, and facilitator have the same major goal: to transfer knowledge, skills, and/or new attitudes to each participant in their session. This leaders' guide will teach you the techniques for successful instruction and set you on the path towards establishing your own “trainer identity.” You will learn to identify the characteristics of the learner/facilitator relationship, utilize methods to remove communication barriers, apply skills to improve training, plan ways to involve groups in the learning process and deal with the dynamics of a group. Lastly, you will learn to define and use specific methods for dealing with conflict and the change process.

Obtain the highest quality management skills quickly and cost effectively. Every leaders' guide has been designed, developed, and written with adult learning theory and information mapping considerations. Engaging and lively content combines an optimal mix of case studies, charts, tips, and guidelines. Also included are our pre- and post-program assessments, which are highly effective tools for guiding the learning process and providing critical evaluation. Each content page has opposing pages for notes and each leaders' guide may also be used by a facilitator or as a self-study guide for self-paced learning.

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Workbook Overview

Ask yourself...

  • How to design a training program that meets your group's individual needs?
  • How to stimulate imagination and creative thinking in your participants?
  • How to set learning objectives that keep the individual needs of your participants in mind?
  • How to organize and present your material in a way that conveys all the necessary information yet keeps your audience interested?

Upon Completion You Will Be Able To:

  • Determine and write objectives based on the needs of your participants.
  • Understand and apply the principles of good program design and development to the information you need to convey.
  • Determine the technique that is best for you to use in presenting each segment of your information, and select appropriate visual aids to support your points.
  • Apply solid feedback concepts and techniques to strengthen your facilitation skills.

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Table of Contents/Summary

This resource material has been organized for you in the following way:

  • We begin with an introduction and then present a pre-test which will help you determine where you are in your understanding of how to design training programs

    • Pre-Test: The Design and Development of a Training Program.
    • Pre-Test Feedback: The Design and Development of a Training Program.

  • Then the program discusses the essence of design: the "how-to's" of putting information into an effective format. You will be taught to analyze your participants and to convert this information into program objectives.

    • Presentation: Participant Analysis
    • Exercise: Participant Wants and Needs
    • Presentation: Program Objectives
    • Exercise: Test Your Skill -- Learning Objectives
    • Guide: Writing Objectives

  • Once you have grasped the importance and gained the ability to construct learning objectives, the next step is to develop an outline which stems directly from your objectives.

    • Presentation/Exercise: Preparing Your Program Outline
    • Presentation: Organizing Your Information
    • Exercise: Organizing Your Information
    • Exercise: Your Program Outline
    • Presentation/Exercise: Preparing a Teaching Plan/Guide

  • We then offer a complete description of the five useful techniques to consider in the development of your program. Definitions, examples and hints concerning these techniques serve as a reference guide for designing all programs. We also present some ways to create tests which can help both you and the learners assess progress and program effectiveness.

    • Resource Material: Techniques for Designers
    • Presentation: A Word About Testing

  • The program concludes with some final thoughts on design and development, a summary of the material, and a post-test designed to review what you have learned and check your understanding of the process of designing a training program.

    • Summary
    • Post-Test: The Design and Development Of A Training Program
    • Post-Test Answers: The Design and Development Of A Training Program
    • Action Plan

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