This two-day workshop will teach participants how to:
- Describe the essential elements of a training program
- Apply different methodologies to program design
- Demonstrate skills in preparation, research, and delivery of strong content
- Use an instructional model
- Create a training program proposal
This session will explore some things that need to be considered before committing to developing a training program. We will also look at some situations where training is not appropriate and some alternatives to training.
Participants will look at how to determine what training is really necessary using the ICE method: Isolate, Consult, and Evaluate.
The Training Model
Next, we will explore a seven-step instructional systems design model. We will focus on adult learning and some basic principles that apply to developing training.
The Program’s Basic Outline
Next, participants will learn how to create the basic outline for the program by writing objectives for knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s).
Of course, it’s hard to know what you want to teach without knowing how you’ll know you’ve taught it! This session will look at evaluation methods and how they tie into learning objectives.
Defining Your Approach
This session will look at a basic method that participants can use to design their program. We will also explore some specific learning tools, including demonstrations, case studies, guided teaching, study groups, role plays, games and simulations, and e-learning.
Researching and Developing Content
Now that we have a framework for the design of the program, participants will learn where to find the content. We will also talk about fads and copyright issues.
Pre-Assignments in Training
This session will explore the value of pre-assignments through a pre-assignment.
Choosing Openings and Energizers
We will talk about how to start off your training, different types of games, and some ways to make sure your game doesn’t fall flat.
Training Instruments, Assessments, and Tools
Pre-designed testing tools can help with many training topics. This session will discuss how to make the most of these tools.
Creating Supporting Materials
Most trainers prepare notes for themselves to use as they are teaching their program. This session will look at some other materials that can enhance your training program, including student guides, handouts, and electronic slides.
Testing the Program
Participants will discuss ways to test their training program before they deliver it.
Participants will learn how to organize and write a training proposal, and then they will apply the knowledge to a case study.
We will discuss some ways to ensure that your proposal gets approved.
Pulling it all Together
To conclude the course, participants will work together to create individual action plans.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.