Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.

CWDS Curriculum

Basic Training Skills – Training for Trainers Days 1 and 2

Level: Advanced Practice—Lineworker, Supervisor, Manager

Credits: 12

Intended Audience: Staff who want to develop skills as trainers

Intended Objectives:

  • Participant will identify at least five (out of seven) adult learning styles.
  • Participant will describe at least three strategies for accentuating the value of diversity and model diversity of learning/instructing style.
  • Participant will be able to demonstrate how to formulate a learning objective.
  • Participant will be able to identify three audiovisual training aids and can list two pros and cons in using these aids.
  • Participant can identify level one training evaluation and its use for the trainer
  • Participant will describe the importance of creating a safe, enjoyable learning environment.
  • Participant can identify two reasons for using small discussions as a training technique.
  • Participant can identify three techniques for managing a difficult group.
  • Participant will demonstrate a 5-7 minute training presentation.

Topics Include:

  • Use of Ice Breakers
  • Introduction to Adult Learning Styles
  • Training and Learning Objectives
  • Verbal/Non-Verbal Communication
  • Use of Training Aids
  • Giving a Presentation
  • Levels of Evaluation
  • How and when to use small group discussion, large group discussion, role-play and structured activities
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Presentations and Group Feedback

CWDS Trainer Competencies Addressed:

  • Demonstrates ability to establish instructional objectives for training
  • Demonstrates understanding of adult learning theory in designing curriculum
  • Incorporates a variety of methodologies to enhance learning
  • Can develop learning objectives which identify behavior outcomes for the adult learner
  • Demonstrates techniques that promote the transfer of learning of material in the classroom to application on the job
  • Demonstrates ability to manage conflicts within a classroom setting
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