Training: Training Skills I

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Title of the tutorial Training skills I
Kind of learning session Train of trainers
Tutorial category Discussion
Duration (hours) 1
Learning objectives Thinking through what components are needed within a successful training workshop, primarily from the side of the trainer.
Prerequisites Ideally, facilitators should be experienced trainers (in whatever field) – or have had significant experience working with/around trainers and in workshop settings.
Methodology Ask participants to get into pairs, and brainstorm answers to the following questions:
  • Why do you want to be a trainer
  • What are the qualities of a good trainer?
  • Which of these qualities do you think you have?

It might be helpful to give the participants post it notes to write their answers down on – especially the different qualities, and to cluster them at the end of the partner work.

After 15-20 minutes in pairs, bring the group back to plenary, and ask them to report back on what they discussed, by going through the three questions again.

Think about the following question in the big group, and bring these up for a group discussion:

Does it take a certain type of personality to be a good trainer?

As a wrap up, try to lead the participants to the understanding that with patience and self awareness, anyone can be a good trainer – people need to be committed to learning and improving their training styles throughout the process, though.

Number of facilitators involved 1-2
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Technical needs None
Theoretical and on line resources None