Developing your skills as a trainer will not require months of training, if you learn the proper knowledge and techniques.
To develop your skills in delivering training, consider taking the Train the Trainer Training Course from pdtraining in Wellington, Dunedin, and other cities in New Zealand.
A trainer is in-charge of the training session throughout the duration of the training session. Along with delivering the training, a trainer is also required to build and control the environment in which the training takes place.
To encourage learning, a trainer must think of a training session as a two-way process where the trainees must also actively participate to ensure its success. A trainer must act as a mentor, gently guiding the trainees towards the right path and then letting them explore possibilities on their own.
When to Push and When to Hold Back
Most of us stick to either the aggressive path of pushing people to do better or take up the passive, no-interference path. A professional trainer must use the push and hold back techniques wisely, with the purpose of elevating the learning experience. For that, a trainer must learn to overcome his/her natural instincts of dominating or being dominated, and use pushing and holding back as tools, whenever required. It might take time to instinctively use these tools correctly, but if you consciously practice it for a month or two, it will become a habit.
Motivation and Encouragement
Even if a trainer, teacher or mentor has mastery over a subject, but he/she is unable to deliver it properly, the trainees or students will gain little from it. For a learner to learn, it is essential that the trainer is attentive, understanding and caring of their needs.
Learning automatically puts the learner to an inferior level intellectually; therefore, a trainer needs to make special efforts to encourage and motivate the trainees to participate in the learning process. To see from the perspective of the trainees can help a trainer to provide the support that they require.
Patience and Poise
It can often be easy to lose your poise when you are responsible for the handling of an entire training session. There may be disturbances, equipment not working properly, reluctant or rebellious trainees, or your own bad health. No training session will be perfect because perfection is an idea we strive to achieve. Your aim must be to reach as close to perfection as you can. That is to say, if you expect and accept disturbances, they will not bother you that much.
Make a conscious effort to remain patient at all times. You may even think of it as challenge. It will help you to overcome your reactions and remain rational. Remember that your attitude will affect the attitude of those around you.
Keeping the training results-oriented is a must. Of course, you have the larger goal of training the participants in a particular subject, but you also need to sprinkle a training session with smaller results. For example, exercises that allow the participants to gain a new knowledge that will help them immensely in their work or life is a powerful way of showing them the results of the learning. Even during a training session, it is important to show the trainees what the training will achieve for them, both in small and big ways.
Pdtraining delivers 1000’s of professional development courses each year in Wellington, Auckland, Napier, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin and Tauranga, so you can be assured your training will be delivered by a qualified and experienced trainer.
All public Train the Trainer Training courses include am/pm tea, lunch, printed courseware and a certificate of completion. Customised courses are available upon request so please contact pdtraining on 1300 121 400 to learn more.