This one-day workshop will teach participants:
- The essential background for trainers to have
- How being genuine enhances training
- The elements of good questions
- How to apply listening skills
- Rapport building strategies
- The key skills in a trainer’s toolbox
- How to identify skill areas for development
What Makes a Good Trainer?
To start the day, we will discuss some key background material, including principles of adult learning and what the word “trainer” means.
Personal Best, Professional Best
Next, participants will learn how to create a professional image.
During this session, participants will explore what being genuine means.
Participants will explore the differences between passive, aggressive, manipulative, and assertive behavior. They will also consider why assertive behavior is important for a trainer.
Asking the Right Questions
This session will focus on open questions, closed questions, and probing. Participants will also have an opportunity to practice these skills in an exercise.
Participants will identify their listening strengths and weaknesses through a quick quiz. We will also discuss some ways that participants can improve their listening skills.
Connecting With People
During this session, we will look at ways to build rapport and how to use facilitative training. Participants will then evaluate themselves to see what skills they need to build in these areas.
Defusing Difficult Participants
Next, we will look at some potential problem situations and ways to defuse them before they start.
Essentials for Success
We will ask participants to complete a checklist of what attributes they feel makes a good trainer. This will also help participants identify areas for further training.
Do’s and Don’ts for New Trainers
To wrap up the learning points, participants will discuss a checklist of do’s and don’ts.
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.