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Module One: Understanding Training  and  Facilitation

What is Training?
What is Facilitative Training?
What is Facilitation?

Module Two: Learning

The 7 Principles of Learning
Principles of an Effective Training Methodology
Learning Styles
Accelerated Learning
Key Principles in Adult Learning
Learning Barriers 

Module Three: Developing and Managing Your Training Program

The Training Program
Why Run a Training Program?
When Should You Run a Training Program?
Who Should Be in Charge of the Training
Training Should Reflect the Company’s
Developing the Training Program:
    Assessment: Identify Your Training Needs
    Evaluation and Results

Module Four: Training Needs Analysis

Identifying Participants’ Needs
Training Needs Analysis (TNA)

Module Five: Plan Your Training

Reviewing the Materials
Identifying and Resolving Gaps
Fair Use

Module Six: Creating a Lesson Plan

Steps for Preparing a Lesson Plan

Module Seven: Choosing Activities

Types of Activities
Preparing for Emergencies
What to Do When Activities Go Wrong

Module Eight: Preparing for the Class

Creating a Materials List
Gathering Participant Information
Setting Up the Physical Location
Using Visual AidsModule Nine: Creating Fantastic Flip Charts

Module Nine: Creating Fantastic Flip Charts

Required Tools
The Advantages of Pre-Writing
Using Colors Appropriately
Flip Chart Usage

Module Ten: Creating Compelling PowerPoint Presentations

Required Tools
Best Practices
Creating Your Presentation
Preparing for Your Presentation
Delivering Your Presentation

Module Eleven: Wow ‘Em with the Whiteboard

Traditional and Electronic Whiteboards
Using Colors Appropriately

Module Twelve: Vibrant Videos and Amazing Audio

Required Tools

Tips and Tricks

Module Thirteen: Getting Off on the Right Foot

Make People Feel Comfortable at the Start
     of the Course
Use Team Building Techniques as a Warm Up
Start a Course like a Movie
Being Prepared
Using Icebreakers and Energizers
Handling the Silent Treatment
Do Not Apologize for Being Boring

Module Fourteen: Manage Energy, Pace, and Attention

An Uninterested Trainer is So Utterly Boring
Positive Attitudes are Contagious
How to Spot Unmotivated Students    
How to Motivate an Audience and Avoid
     Boring Them    
What is an Ideal Pace

Module Fifteen: Increase the Impact of Training Exercises

Your Proficiency when Running an Exercise
Managing Students during Exercises
Managing Exercise Difficulty
Handling Groups when Running Exercises

Module Sixteen: Increase the Impact of Training Using Storytelling

Do Stories Matter?
What Can Storytelling Do for Teaching?
How to Make an Engaging Story
How to Tell a Good Story

Module Seventeen:  Keeping Students Motivated

The Anatomy of a Course
How Can You Add Structure to a Hands-on
What to Start with: Lecture or Hands-on 

Module Eighteen: How to Be a Master Presenter

Express Yourself Concisely    
Use the Summary Sandwich Technique
How to Avoid Making Poor Expressions
Body Language Plays a Critical Role in Your
     Training Performance

Module Nineteen: Keeping it Interactive

Encouraging Discussion
Use Group Dynamics and Create Effective
     Learning Groups
How Groups are Formed
How to Handle Group Issues
Effective Learning Groups
Using Group Work

Module Twenty: Asking Questions Can Significantly Improve Your Training Courses

How to Ask Questions
How to Direct Questions

Module Twenty-One: The Incredible Power of Praise

What Do You Gain By Praising
Why Don’t We Praise
How to Praise in a Training Course
Guidelines on Praising while Delivering a 
     Training Course

Module Twenty-Two: Maximize Learning by Treating Learners as Apprentices

How Does Learning Process Work 

Module Twenty-Three: Dealing With Difficult Participants

The Ground Rules
Challenges and Solutions
Handling Interruptions
How to Respond if Your Training or Ideas
     Are Challenged
You Are Wrong, I Am Right!
How to Handle Criticism
What Not to Do When Challenged
Why People Might Be Already Thinking
     Negatively about the Course
How to Take a Preemptive Approach

Module Twenty-Four: Tackling Tough Topics

Tough Stuff to Watch Out For
Adjusting Your Material for a Sensitive Issue
Dealing With Sensitive Issues in the Workshop

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Train the Trainer Certification Courses
Average Rating: 4.92 out of 5 stars
Votes: 8
Reviews: 7

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If the objective of training is for people to apply learning in the workplace and make an observable difference to an organization’s results, then almost all corporate training fails to achieve its objective.

In a study released by the Association for Talent Development 95% of training reached a level where the participants liked the training, but only 37% of training reached a level where participants learned the material, only 13% of training reached a level where participants applied the learning in the workplace, and a dismal 3% of training reached a level where there is an impact on the organization. 

According to Forbes Magazine, U.S. based companies spend approximately $70 billion a year on training. Yet many organizations get low ROIs from their training initiatives. 

What are the reasons for such poor results?

1. Poor training program development – The biggest contributing factor to low ROIs from training initiatives is the lack of a well thought out training program to provide structure to the company’s training. For training to be effective, a completely different approach to design and delivery is necessary. It is the training design that guarantees the success of training. Traditionally, corporate training places little focus or depth to the design process. Often training is based on a mass of subject matter content, handled in a linear format, with a heavy emphasis on the charisma of the trainer. A great trainer doesn’t mean the training outcome is effective.

Ask any manager about their goals for training and they will most likely say to improve performance, but training can’t directly improve performance, it can only change certain behaviors that, if consistently applied, will lead to improved performance. Research has consistently demonstrated unless training is followed by post-training reinforcement, this type of training produces limited results. That’s because successfully changing behaviors is a process, not a one-time event. Behaviors can’t realistically be changed in one or two days, especially because trainees routinely forget most of what they have learned within 30 days of the training event due to poor training delivery. Trainees need time to learn and apply new knowledge and skills, which later need to be reinforced through coaching for sustainability.

In many companies, training is seen as a classroom exercise rather than a combination of learning practices, which in combination results in developing the change in behavior, skills, and knowledge required. The failure of managers and supervisors to determine what needs to change and developing a framework to achieve the change is common.Read more...

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Why Training Fails

Before and after Train the Trainer Certification Training

Well thought out and presented materials. Exercises were relevant to the material presented and built on previously presented concepts and ideas. Instructor's questions were thought provoking and enhanced my learning, and always made sure to clarify his answers if I was unclear.

D. J. B.

High Point, NC

I really enjoyed the three day session. There are lots of tools and ideas I hadn't thought of that can improve my delivery when training. The instructor was pleasant to work with.

D. D. F.

Columbia, SC

The instructor continually checked for full understanding circled back around when not understood.

J. M.

Vandalia, OH

Excellent instructor..

C. R. J.

Evansville, IN

Exercises were very helpful.

J. W.

Fort Know, TN

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Master Trainer and 40 Hour Certification Class Outline

Train the Trainer Certification Course Public Class and Webinar Schedule

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What Train the Trainer Certification Course Students Are Saying...

Academy of Business Training:

I just wanted to let you know that I just got approved to be an Instructor by the State of Florida to give CE training. Thanks again for everything.

R. B. 

Tampa, FL

Dear Academy of

Business Training:

After completing the Train

the Trainer Self-Study

course, I filled out the

NY State application and

attached the Trainer the

Trainer transcript along

with a copy of the Train

the Trainer table of contents.

You might be interested to know I called the NYS Department of State, Division of Licensing Services, The Bureau of Educational Standards (518-486-3803) to follow up on my application process. The Director of Education at NYS confirmed my application arrived and went over it with me to make sure everything was in place so I could get a speedy approval.

He was very impressed with your course! He said, "This looks like a very intense course and not the usual mickey mouse course that people try and push through. I don't see any problem here and will approve it." I told him it was very intense and I highly recommend it.

E. H. R.
New York, NY

  • Receive training in industry recommended training procedures and best practices.
  • Receive training from a training professional with 30+ years of experience.
  • Four ways to learn: Public ClassWebinarSelf-Study, or on-site training.
  • Public class and webinar limited to four students for maximum learning.
  • Cost:  Master Trainer Certification Course $1,999.00. Available discounts.

                    40 Hour Certification Course (online only) $1,999.00. Available discounts.

Train the Trainer Certification Course Description

In the Train the Trainer Certification Course, students will learn skills to improve the competency and the productivity of one of the most critical pieces for success of any company...the training of adult learners. Adult learners are typically defined as learners over the age of 25. Adult education is the practice of teaching and educating adults. The practice is also referred to as Training and Development and is often associated with workforce or professional development.

​Educating adults differs from educating children in several ways. One of the most important differences is adults have accumulated knowledge, work experience, or military service that can add to the learning experience. Another difference is most adult education is voluntary; therefore, the participants are generally better motivated.​

Adults frequently apply their knowledge in a practical fashion to learn effectively. They must have a reasonable expectation the knowledge recently gained will help them further their goals ​

We offer two levels of this class. For the person that training is their primary job responsibility, we offer the Master Trainer Class (for class outline see left column), and for the person in need of a 40 hour class to comply with state training requirements, we off the 40 Hour Certification Class (for class outline see left column).

The Master Trainer Class will teach you the basics of training to enable you to put together a class, reinforce learning through activities, promote understanding, facilitate discussion, and use visuals effectively. The Master Trainer Class expands on those topics and will provide you with an understanding of learning, how to assess training need, and how to develop and manage a training program. ​

The 40 Hour Certification Class follows the Master Trainer Outline, but provides additional time for activities and exercises to comply with most state Train the Trainer requirements.

Train the Trainer Certification Course Registration 

Registering another Person 

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If you need to register using a purchase order, email a copy to (be sure to list class name, class date, student name, student address, student phone number, and student email address).

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Each Student Receives:

  • A student manual or textbook for use during and after the class.
  • Instruction from an experienced business professional (minimum of 20 years) with at least five years in a corporate senior management position (CEO, President, COO, Vice President, CFO).
  • Real life exercises to support training materials.
  • Individual attention (classes are limited to four students).
  • Personalized Certificate of Completion

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