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Course Summary

1.0 day
Course Overview

Whether you are preparing to be a professional trainer, or you are someone who does a bit of training as a part of your job, you’ll want to be prepared for the training that you do. This workshop will give all types of training tools to help create and deliver engaging, compelling workshops that will encourage trainees to come back for more.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Define training, facilitating, and presenting
Understand how to identify participants’ training needs
Create a lesson plan that incorporates the range of learning preferences
Create an active, engaging learning environment
Develop visual aids and supporting materials
Manage difficult participants and tough topics

Topics Covered

Understanding training and facilitation
What is training?
What is facilitation?
Identifying appropriate situations
Gathering materials
Identifying participants’ needs
Reviewing the materials
Identifying and resolving gaps
Creating a lesson plan
Planning for the basics
Adding slack time
Creating a Plan B
Choosing activities
Types of activities
Preparing for emergencies
What to do when activities go wrong
Preparing for the workshop
Creating a materials list
Gathering participant information
Setting up the physical location
Getting off on the right foot
Greeting participants
Being prepared
Using icebreakers and energizers
Delivery tips and tricks
Using visual aids
Creating supporting materials
Keeping it interactive
Encouraging discussion
Using group work
The power of sticky notes
Dealing with difficult participants
The ground rules
Challenges and solutions
Handling interruptions
Tackling tough topics
Tough stuff to watch out for
Adjusting your material for a sensitive issue
Dealing with sensitive issues in the workshop


Avalon Foster Group, LLC
1300 Proline Place
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Call: 717-398-5066


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