The Engaging Trainer

Take a Facilitative Approach to Training

Great trainers do three things very well. They understand exactly what their clients need; they develop training designed to address that need; and they effectively deliver the training using approaches that motivate the audience to action. This course enables participants to revolutionize their training styles by examining their current approach through a brand new lens. Each participant will significantly improve their own ability to actively engage audiences. Customized tools and structured practice sessions allow participants to improve presentations and deliver material using a format that achieves greater understanding and skill transfer. Participants will learn just what it takes to make their own courses practical, dynamic, and interactive!

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Virtual Edition

This online, instructor-led version consists of 3 days of virtual training.  Created for both trainers and instructors, it covers proven methods for designing trainings that engage audiences, addressdifferent learning styles, and use facilitation techniques to keep trainees focused. This “train the trainer” course provides a specialized toolbox of methods that include our renowned facilitation best practices to transform the way audiences receive and apply training class material.

You will learn:

  • The four basic learning styles and methods to develop training around each
  • 30+ engagement strategies
  • Tools and techniques to manage group participation and energy
  • And more!

With interactive exercises that include the ability to practice with your own training material, this course is sure to transform you into an Engaging Trainer!

 

In Person Edition

This traditional classroom version consists of 3 days of face-to-face training.  Created for both trainers and instructors, it covers proven methods for designing trainings that engage audiences, address different learning styles, and use facilitation techniques to keep trainees focused. This “train the trainer” course provides a specialized toolbox of methods that include our renowned facilitation best practices to transform the way audiences receive and apply training class material.

You will learn:

  • The four basic learning styles and methods to develop training around each
  • 30+ engagement strategies
  • Tools and techniques to manage group participation and energy
  • And more!

With interactive exercises that include the ability to practice with your own training material, this course is sure to transform you into an Engaging Trainer!

NOTE: Our in person courses have been postponed until September 1. Please see our course calendar for virtual options.

Who will benefit from this course?

Ideal For:

  • Training managers
  • Independent trainers
  • Subject matter experts
  • Human resource managers
  • Volunteer trainers
  • Consultants
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Needing To:

  • Relate information to groups
  • Frequently or occasionally lead training sessions
  • Increase their ability to powerfully influence group learning.

What you will learn

Transform training skills by:

  • Designing training that engages any audience
  • Addressing different learning styles Making training stick
  • Inviting audience participation
  • Managing the group’s energy
  • Redirecting dysfunction
  • Using facilitation techniques for effective engagement
  • Delivering training that achieves results
 

Objectives

  • Define the role of the trainer and the difference between training and education
  • Identify what makes for a great training session that delivers results
  • Describe the underlying dynamics of session design
  • Know how to plan an effective training session
  • Understand the four basic learning styles and how to develop training around them
  • Develop best practices related to teaching adults
  • Build customized toolbox of engagement strategies
  • Know how to react in the moment
  • Practice and receive feedback on using these best practices with participant’s own material
  • Develop a plan for updating or incorporating the techniques in their existing training curriculum
 

Additional Information

No Facilitation Training Course Offers You More!

  • You get ALL of this when you take The Effective Facilitator:

    • Participant workbook covering 10 principles and over 100 techniques
    • 10 detailed agenda models
    • 6 practice sessions (accompanied with a exercise packet containing sample case studies)
    • Recording of you facilitating a practice session*
    • The Monthly Touch (now included at no additional cost) – online monthly course to keep you refreshed on the course material
    • Spring Forward – a 60-day check-in to confirm your progress and how you’re implementing your learning
    • The Maximizer – a communication covering one of the course techniques each month
    • 1 copy of The Secrets of Facilitation, 2nd ed., written by our CEO, Michael Wilkinson

    PMI Credential Holders: Earn PDUs with The Effective Facilitator, a pre-approved Registered Education Provider activity! PDUs for The Effective Facilitator:

    24.00 PMP/PgMP        24.00 PMI-ACP       2.50 PMI-SP       1.25 PMI-RMP

  • Recommended Additional Training

    The Effective Facilitator: Virtual Link (NEW!) Get the advantage early – master the techniques you’ll learn from The Effective Facilitator virtually in just one extra day of learning.
     

    Why Our Facilitation Training Course Works

    Unlike other facilitation training courses, The Effective Facilitator devotes 80% of its curriculum to learning and practicing the group techniques that separate great facilitators from good ones. We focus on critical skills such as consensus building, keeping the group focused, generating energy, managing dysfunction and gaining agreement.

    Our branded approach to training, The PDI Difference, ensures results through: Practical techniques, Dynamic, high energy instructors, and Interactive exercises and practice sessions. To date, over 95% of attendees have rated this course as THE BEST or ONE OF THE BEST courses they’ve ever taken!

Want a sneak peek at this class? View the “Introduction to Facilitating Groups” webinar now!

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Training for

4 Days $2695

Private classes are fully customizable, taught at your location, and provide the best value for groups of 10 or more. Contact us for more information about scheduling a private class.

*If you have fewer than 10 people, but still desire a personalized, private learning experience, consider collaborating with other departments in your organization or other organizations near you.

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Please note both live and virtual classes are available.