Training for Trainers

Facilitation Training for Experienced Trainers

This mastery-level interactive workshop polishes the skills necessary to facilitate adult learning. While working on their real-life training content, participants are asked to examine their training habits and assumptions. Work focuses on gaining self-awareness and taking skills to the next level. This includes presenting content, being efficient in the training room, facilitating group discussion, setting up and debriefing exercises, and providing productive learner feedback.

Experience Level

facilitation training for trainers

Medium to High


Duration: 3 days
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Number of Instructors: 2
Location: Client Site

Degree of Coaching

High: coaching occurs in the main classroom, private video-review coaching follows every in-class exercise

Intended For

Experienced trainers needing to hone their skills

Facilitation Training for Experienced Trainers

Techniques to refresh your skills for maximum learner engagement

Throughout the class, participants apply the principles of The Orderly Conversation to their own real-life training content.

Participants in this training for trainers program learn to

  • Engage learners in a productive and efficient learning conversation
  • Frame the training with clear expectations and learning objectives so that learners understand why they should participate and how it applies to the work they do
  • Create the conditions for a fruitful exchange of ideas and facilitate the learning process
  • Deliver visuals effectively (even when prepared by others) including slides, handouts, charts, and white boards
  • Be concise
  • Listen effectively to connect dots and identify common themes
  • Take advantage of the power of story
  • Encourage and control discussions
  • Document discussions using flip charts or white boards
  • Work with scribes and co-facilitators
  • Manage difficult people and situations
  • Set up and debrief learning activities
  • Provide productive learner feedback using the Turpin Communication SORT Coaching Model (Self-assessment, Observation, Recommendation, Tied back to goal)
  • Ensure that business objectives are met

“You have changed the way I produce my materials, prepare for live-sessions, and present the information. These new skill-sets that you have introduced to me have truly added excitement and have increased the level of professional standards to this project.” Jodi C.

Additional Post-Workshop Skill-Reinforcement Options

In addition to the skill-reinforcement resources included in eCoach, consider these options:

Manager Support Program: Managers play a critical role in helping employees apply what they learn in class to the situations they face outside of it. To help managers support the learning, and when appropriate to do so, we provide guidance for setting expectations prior to the workshop and providing support after.

Training for Virtual Meetings: The skills required to present and train virtually are an extension of the skills required in face-to-face situations. If your trainers present virtually, consider adding a virtual post-workshop session to help them be more successful in the online environment.

Dress Rehearsal Coaching: To help workshop participants succeed, especially when the stakes are high, consider adding post-workshop coaching. This hour-long one-on-one follow-up takes place virtually and may be conducted any time after the workshop. Individuals always work with one of the instructors from their workshop to ensure continuity and mutual trust.

Communication Training Yields Business Results

We believe that business communication training must focus on business results: making work easier, employees more successful, workplaces more cooperative, and goals more attainable.

Getting Business Done and Growing Leadership Capability: Everything we do is designed to help people get business done and grow their capabilities. While a particular workshop may focus on a specific business goal—closing a deal, making a decision, learning something new, or gaining alignment—every workshop is designed to help the participants be more comfortable, effective, and confident communicators. When employees communicate more effectively, leadership capability increases and careers advance. This brings positive results to your team and company.

Private Coaching and Video Review: Capturing learners on video as they work on their real-life content, which is followed by private video playback and coaching, is an essential element to this training. It helps workshop participants understand their natural strengths (and weaknesses). As they grow their self-awareness, they can apply what they learn in class to the variety of situations they face outside of it.

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Workshop Tailoring

During the tailoring process, Turpin modifies the workshop to meet the specific needs of the business and each individual attending the training.

Blended Learning

We believe in a blended learning approach. eCoach is how we do it.

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Online Pre-work

Participants complete an online needs assessment.

Skill Reinforcement

After the workshop, participants have access to a host of job aids and tools to help them apply what they learn to situations they face outside the training room.

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