What is it?
Are you or your people suddenly being thrown into high-stress training situations without adequate skills and experience? Are you requiring your supervisors to begin teaching without previously learning how to do so effectively, especially in "emergency" hiring situations? This unique software application has condensed the skills of successful trainers onto a CD-Rom which
provides an interactive train-the-trainer learning option which is available when and where it is needed.
Train the Trainer - Basic Instructional SkillsTM
provides new supervisors and trainers with the basic knowledge of teaching fundamentals and skills before they meet their first class.
This unique product can save thousands of dollars on outsourced 'Train the Trainer' programs, save travel time and cost, and instill hard-to-acquire skills into your supervisory workforce in a low stress/low threat manner.
Increased effectiveness of teaching results in increased supervisory confidence as well as enhanced workforce learning.
Who Can Benefit?
An initial lack of teaching skills is an inherent problem in industry, where the major criteria for hiring is technical skill rather than teaching expertise, which for most new supervisors is a new profession to be learned.
Many trainers are also asked to teach without ever having been taught how to do so.
This software program is also aimed at improving the teaching skills of experienced supervisors and instructors. Many experienced instructors will not attend live workshops as they are concerned about others becoming aware of their weaknesses.
There is a tendency that those who are most in need of training are those who are the least likely to attend workshops. The software enables those instructors to learn privately, at their own pace, and interactively with immediate and detailed feedback.
Management can also benefit. The product was also created for cost and logistical reasons. A one-week instructional skills workshop can cost about $2,000 for 6 participants.
Many businesses have dozens of employees who are required to train others. Aside from the problem of the time needed to train so many supervisors, most companies do not have the funding to provide all of those supervisors (and future supervisors) with a train-the-trainer instructional skills workshop.
Brochures, books, and web resources are non-interactive. In other words, these resources do NOT provide instructors with feedback about how well they are learning the content.
Instructor led 'train-the-trainer' courses are effective but expensive to schedule and require taking employees off shift and entail travel and hotel expenses.
- Train-the-Trainer on CD-Rom
- Computer Based - available 24/7
- Runs on most computer systems
- No travel or scheduling required
- Full multimedia training with video
- For immediate and future training needs
- Saves money on staff training
- You can customize for your company
- Pentium or faster PC or Mac computer
- Audio / video capability
On average, it should take about 1/2 hour to learn each topic for a total of approximately 8 hours.
- The Learning Process
- Writing Learning Outcomes
- Planning Courses and Lessons
- Characteristics of Adult Learners
- Addressing Learning Styles
- Motivating Your Students
- Teaching Techniques
- Making Lectures Interactive
- Creating Your Visuals
- Preparing Your Handouts
- Starting Your Course Right
- Writing Test Questions
- Assessment Tools
- Communication Skills
- Influencing Student Behaviour
- Assessing Your Teaching
Problems with Other Resources
Approximately 30% of the screens in this software are interactions that make the learner think. As well, brochures and books and most web resources do not utilize video.
This is critical since video is essential for teaching some skills, such as by demonstrating good and bad examples of teaching. As well, the costs for brochures and books can be substantial over time.
Traditional and online courses have an inherent problem in that knowledge is often gained over months, which does not solve the need for immediate skills. As well, these courses typically only focus on a subset of the needed skills.
A compounding problem is that new full-time trainers often only have the time to "survive" and do not have extra time to take a course.
This can be even worse for trainers who are also working full-time in addition to their new teaching/training duties. As far as is known, there is no comparable product.
The program essentially runs as an executable file that will run on most all computers. Consequently, for those with a site license, the zipped file can be downloaded from any LMS system.
The program is built so that your company can substitute your own text, pictures and even video should you wish to custom the
application to your needs.
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