Developing trainer skills - theory and practical training to train others

Derek Stockley provides a wide range of training options for trainer development, for team leaders, supervisors, managers, training officers and human resources officers. Options include train the trainer, facilitation skills development and public speaking/presentation skills training. Both in-house and public training programs are available.

Summary of options available

For up to four participants

Participation in a public training course is probably the best option.You can enrol in:

A two day public Train the Trainer course in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

A one day public Facilitation Skills course in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

A one day public Presentation/Public Speaking course in Melbourne.

For a specific training need, individuals or groups of four or less can register their interest or learn more about the on-demand service at: On-demand Service Explanation or register directly at On-demand Training Registration.

Five or more participants

Companies and other organisations with five or more to be trained can request further information and a quotation through the in-house training request page or learn more about in-house training at: in-house training explanation. This can be for a brief, specialist course or a comprehensive program based on a specific need.

Options for trainer development

As explained in Train the Trainer, a variety of different development options currently exist for team leaders, managers and trainers.

Derek Stockley provides a wide range of options.

An example of the content of a train-the-trainer program is explained at: Trainer Training Course Design.

Derek Stockley conducts a Train the Trainer Course - Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Communication, public speaking and presentation skills can be a related or different training need. See: general training courses or Presentation Skills Training.

Facilitation Skills Training is another variation.

Practical or theory based training

Needs can be skill or theory related. Some may wish to develop practical skills. They might want help in designing and/or presenting training sessions. They may wish to receive feedback from peers and trainers on their training style, speaking skills, use of aids, general facilitation skills and the like. They may be looking for ideas and specific tips and techniques that will improve the quality and effectiveness of their training.

Others may have the practical training skills. Their need is to increase their exposure to the theory behind training. They may wish to explore training needs analysis methods, blended learning, e-learning, simulation development and other specific topics.

A variety of approaches can be used to design training that meets the diversity of training needs described above.

Firstly, a variety of methods can be used. Options include "class room" training and elearning/online training methods, or a combination, which is called blended learning.

Course lengths can vary. The training can be intensive or spread over a period of time.

Training experience

Derek has been designing and conducting train the trainer programs for over 25 years. He has conducted two or three day certificate level courses on the following topics:

  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Train the Trainer
  • Advanced Train the Trainer
  • Designing Training Programs
  • Evaluating Training
  • Writing Competency Standards
  • Managing Training

Derek can design and develop a training program specifically related to your organisation’s needs.

Further information

For other development options, see also: Presentation Skills.

Public courses are shown at: Public Training Courses.

For training consulting, see: Training Courses and Consulting.