Train-the-trainer courses are important because they focus on training professionals who are responsible for continued development of organizational workforces.
As every course has an outline, so does the train the trainer.
The curriculum of a train the trainer course should involve mainly the following points:
- Objectives of training and development areas: This includes designing the main motive of the course which is basically the aim. It is inclusive of the requirements and benefits of the course, a thorough outline of the course, types of training and the modes of training involved in the course. This is what we call the first part comprising of a brief synopsis of the rest.
- Techniques involved in training: This involves the modes of training involved in the course. A train the trainer should provide various training techniques that can be used by trainers depending on the audience. Starting from presentations, seminars and assessments besides supplying the subject matter of the course. There is a section involved which aims at spreading the correct methodologies and systems. Training techniques should consider the time-period in which the course is expected to be completed along with dates of assessments and checking of hands-on-job expertise.
- Training plan: A trainer must have the ability to design an effective training plan. The training plan includes the objective and requirements of the trainee. It is also inclusive of proper planning and implementation of the strategies in the learning and lesion plans.
- Training policies: There is a classification of training policies and various factors responsible for the same. This segment involves the policy determination techniques and the factors that effectively influence the same whether in the positive or negative manner. A trainer must be aware of training policies implemented by various organizations.
- Lesson style: The learning or lesson style is inclusive of the three representational modes and supporting theories besides having a segment devoted to adult learning. Every trainer must have in-depth understanding of adult learning principles.
- Assessments: This comprises of the steps towards need assessments. Such assessments are aimed towards categorical perfections in different segments of the training course to ensure that each and every topic has been covered successfully besides ensuring that they will be wisely acted upon on further practical applications in future.
- Training and development programs: This chapter aims at gaining experience in the field from professional institutes and being a part of some major training programs. This is basically an opportunity to gain a practical experience of the theoretically imparted knowledge.
- Competency training: Competency training is an important part of the course. Most training interventions are competency based. A successful trainer understands the nuances of competency based training programs.
- New member training: This part is applicable to situations when there is a new member is added to the team in the midst of a work. A trainer must be adept at handling people with various levels of knowledge. Primarily a lot of knowledge is required to hire an employee at this point and after which follows the need to train the employee and offer a proper orientation and introduction to the field.
- Management development and mentoring: Management development involves the basics for successful MDP and MD techniques while the mentoring of new employees includes work place mentoring and activity training.
- Computer knowledge: Computer and web based training are an important aspect in today’s world and the entire process is explained in this portion. The design process and new capabilities are important for a successful training professional.
- Skills of an effective trainer, habits of a successful trainer, role of a training and development specialist: This forms the final and a major topic of the course and imparts skills and habits of successful trainers. A trainer must also have a clear understanding of what a trainer’s role is and is not!