A Useful Guide to Delivering Training

Authors: Alan Sarsby
ISBN: 978-1-909025-08-0


As with many subjects, there is a gap between knowing and doing. For training, the knowing includes the academic aspects, such as the conceptual frameworks, the learning theories, and expertise in your subject. As an example, our health and safety training division insists upon all of our trainers holding a suitable health and safety qualification such as the NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent. Please click here for more information on the NEBOSH General Certificate and other health and safety training courses.

On the other side of the gap is the Doing. Being a good trainer needs familiarity of the knowing side of the gap. To make training happen requires the ability to plan and organise, to communicate with and invite learners, to run and facilitate the training event, and being able to work around the unexpected. This is the doing side of the gap, and is particularly descriptive of our management training courses, team building and business coaching programmes which combine an effective mix of theory and practical elements.

This useful guide bridges the gap between the knowing and doing of delivering training.

What the Useful Guide includes:

  • A recap of two learning theories, and their application to adult learning.
  • The ideal sequence of delivering a training session, and why certain parts must be included.
  • What a learning environment is, and how to create one.
  • Four approaches to opening a training session.
  • The four aspects of facilitation in delivering training.
  • The importance of being unconditionally positive.
  • Six questioning techniques for training delivery, and two to avoid.
  • Five methods to elicit the answers to those questions.
  • Checklists for venue selection.
  • How to deal with the four types of unusual behaviours.
  • How to use a spreadsheet for session timing, so that it adds up in hours and minutes, rather than decimals.

  • Upon completion you will be able to:

  • Prepare yourself for adult-to-adult training, with essential knowledge and tactics to present a positive training event.
  • Plan the whole training event: before the event, setting up the event, running the event, and reviewing the training event.
  • Develop training materials that have a training purpose.

  • About the Author

    Alan Sarsby has enjoyed over forty years in many different careers; including electronic engineering, IT, strategy, customer support, and project leadership.

    He has invented and implemented novel approaches to enterprise design and change leadership.

    Alan has extensive experience of designing, delivering, and evaluating training.

    He is the also the author of...

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