Knowledge, Skills and Strategies
for Professionals

Training of Trainers (5 days)

How to design, deliver and follow-up a training course

Courses in 2011

30 May - 3 June, Geneva. Early bird fee available until 30 March, registration and payment deadline: 30 April.

Course fee and registration

Early bird fee/full fee (in Swiss Francs CHF, more information):
- Non-OECD: CHF 1450/1700, approx. USD 1250/1500
- OECD: CHF 1950/2200, or approx. USD 1750/2000

To register, please fill in this form and send it to us by email. For further enquiries, please contact us.


Knowing a subject is not enough to train on it. Training adults requires specific competencies. This course provides methods and tools to ensure efficient learning processes. It focuses on adult learning principles, and includes all stages of the learning cycle:
  • Training needs assessment
  • Methods, techniques and tools to properly design and deliver a training course
  • Training course follow-up.
This course gives the opportunity for each participant to practice methods and tools.

This course is also available in French. Ce cours peut également être animé en français.

Click here to download the course leaflet (PDF format).

Who should attend

The course will benefit in particular:
  • Trainers
  • Heads of training units
  • Human resources managers and other managers involved in training
How you and your organisation will benefit - Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants have understood the basics of adult learning and are able to train a group in full respect of the methods, techniques and tools for adult learning.

Participants are able to identify training needs, to design a training session and to ensure a proper follow-up of a course both for the clients (evaluation) and for the trainees (knowledge transfer).

Course programme

The training course is based on a series of modules, which can be adapted to the requirements of the course participants. The emphasis is put on practice and exercises rather than on presentations:
  • Group-work
  • Brainstorming
  • Questions and answers
  • Role play
  • Simulation
  • Short presentations

Day 1 1. Concepts of adult learning
  • Adult Learning Cycle
  • Principles / notions of adult learning
  • The role of a trainer
2. Delivering a training course
  • How to start a course
  • Reasons and rules for "morning recap"
Day 2+3 2. Delivering a training course (cont.)
  • Course Methods, Techniques and Tools
  • Facilitating discussions
  • Dealing with all trainees
  • Conducting end of course evaluation
  • Practical exercises: Preparing and delivering a session
Day 4 3. Designing a training course
  • How to do a Training Needs Assessment (TNA): Concept and tools
  • Defining objectives and course structure
Day 5 4. Course follow-up
  • Learning evaluation
  • Knowledge transfer evaluation
  • Evaluation of course outcome

Individual consultation

As a participant, you can obtain an individual consultation from the trainer during the course on how to further develop a project of your own, or on another subject of your choice.

Course venue

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