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Train the Trainer (TOT) Course Outline

Part I: Facilitation Skills

The objective of this part is to prepare a professional trainer who has effective presentation and facilitation skills. Participants will practice delivery through several rounds of short presentations and training sessions. Participants will learn how to use advanced training aides and tools including case studies, role-plays, surveys, self-assessments, and Audio/Visual tools.

Key topics covered are:

What makes a Good Trainer

  • Introductory presentation: Assessing your delivery skills
  • Characteristics of an Effective Trainer
  • Elements of a successful training program
  • Common Errors in Training

Tuning Your Facilitation Skills

  • The Art of Facilitation
  • Developing your training style
  • Tuning your presentation skills
  • Planning and preparing your training session
  • Focusing your energy on the training session
  • Overcoming Nervousness

Creating a relaxing and interactive training environment

  • Your Role as an Effective Communicator
  • Using non-verbal communication and effective body language
  • Setting the climate – Icebreakers
  • Managing the Question and Answer Period
  • Dealing with Difficult Trainees
  • Handling Difficult Situations when delivering training

Using Training Aides Effectively

  • Using Visual Aids effectively
  • Selecting suitable audio visual tools
  • Practicing the use of case studies in training: Cassettes, short cases and Harvard-style long cases
  • Practicing the use of role plays in training
  • Using in-class hands-on exercises, self-assessments and surveys

Practice Sessions

  • Second Presentation: Practicing Delivery


Part II: Instructional System Design

The objective of this module is to teach participants how to develop a training course. They will know the key concepts related to adult learning, writing learning outcomes, training course design and training evaluation.

Key topics covered are:

How do adults learn?

  • Principles of Adult Learning
  • Motivating the adult learner

Training Program Design and Planning

  • Designing the training program
  • Writing learning objectives based on Bloom’s taxonomy
  • Planning a Workshop
  • Preparing a Lesson plan
  • Designing and conducting on-the-job-training

Assessing and evaluating training

  • Assessment of learning objectives
  • Evaluation of training

Final Assessment

  • Final Assessment Presentation


Course Duration

10 training days


Details of Training Program


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