Train the Trainer, Toronto,

Train the Trainer Courses, Workshops & Coaching

 


  • We are a Toronto (Canada) based consulting firm specialzing in training and development and instructional design.
  • ALL inquiries are handled from Toronto.

  • Does your organization need to prepare subject matter experts to deliver training more effectively?
  • Are you a supplier who wants to improve the training and development sessions you offer customers?
  • Do you want to hone and fine-tune the skills of your experienced trainers?

 

Your Challenges

Today, many organizations are fast-paced and operate at break neck speed. Employees are stretched to the limit in their efforts to produce results in shorter and shorter timeframes. At the same time, customers are more and more discerning and have high expectations with respect to customer service standards and the quality of the products and services that they receive.

Training to help all members of your team hit the ground running and consistently deliver results that are in line with your core values standards of customer excellence is not a "nice to have" it is critical. Unfortunately, training is becoming a lost art.

During the past decade, training has been one of the areas of the organization in which cuts have been deep. All too often, subject matter experts and suppliers deliver "information dump" sessions and call it training. Other organizations have increasingly relied on e-learning programmes. Often, IT professionals are prime in the development process but their core area of expertise is not in learning and development. When adult learning principles go out the window, companies are left with the on-line version of a page turner. The result is information overload and no real skill development or mastery.

 

How we can Help

Our powerful train the trainer workshops will transform your training and development progammes to effective, interactive learning experiences. We specialize in customized on site train the trainer programmes for groups of 6 - 16. We also offer private individual and group coaching for smaller groups.

After taking one of our train the trainer programmes, trainers and subject matter experts will be able to:

  • pinpoint the specific skills you need to home to be a successful trainer and facilitator
  • use themes, session starters and energizers effectively
  • use specific exercises that will help you address any of your challenges as a facilitator or presenter
  • prepare for each and every session with ease
  • create the right climate for learning
  • deal with nervousness by re-directing nervous energy to improve your physical and vocal performance
  • present convincingly and effectively
  • answer questions with confidence
  • provide coaching during private or small sessions to assist participants who require extra assistance

....and much, much more.

 

 

Who We've Helped

We have offered train the trainer progammes around the world. Some of the companies that have benefited from our programmes include Bell Mobility, TELUS Mobility, National Bank of Dominica, and OISIE.

We offer train the trainer workshops, courses, and coaching to companies all over the world.

 


 

Anne has tremendous expertise as a team building specialist and presentation skills coach. I hired Anne to train our in-house trainers in the delivery of training programmes. It was an excellent investment. Not only did she connect with the group immediately, but she also had them fully engaged to the very end. I also personally benefited by sitting through a few of her sessions. I would certainly hire Anne again.

Phillip Brown, Director, Director, Human Resources & Administration at Caribbean Development Bank

... by far the most practical course I have ever taken.

Gary Tune, Director, Product Logistics, Marketing
Bell Mobility (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Great way to build teamwork skills. Accountability was a big part of the lesssons learned. Enhthusiastic and professional facilitators.

Benjamin Lee, Global Middle Office CIBC

Well developed and well executed!"

David Peneycad, Chief Administrative Officer, Grant Thornton

I found the course very informative. I improved my interviewing skills tremendously by applying the techniques I learned.

Patricia Wong, Assistant Manager, HR OCBC Bank (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

The emphasis on practicing the skills learnt, though at times painful, was very useful. Ultimately I was left with a feeling of having done a good beginning....Anne has an excellent grasp of the subject. The expert in her really commanded my respect.

M B Sakorkar, LTITL (India)

 

 

 

What Sets us Apart

Our Approach

Many train the trainer programmes place a heavy emphasis on helping participants understand adult learning principles and theory.

 

Our emphasis here at The Training Oasis, Inc. has always been on practice and real world results rather than theory.

 

We use accelerated learning to help you boost your confidence and fine-tune your presentation, facilitation and coaching skills.

 

Our sesions are 2 1/2 - 3 days to allow ample opportunity for practice and coaching. There is an evening assignment each night. If your employees are unable to complete assignments in the evening, please add 1/2 a day to the workshop.

Train the Trainer Programmes

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Self-Study Modules

To achieve this objective, we have a number of self-study module to cover the teory behind adult learning and accelerated learning. This will free us up to devote most of the time during our workshops to skill drills, exercises, practice, and coaching.

 

Depending on your requriements, interactive self-study modules can include:

 

  • Developing Winning Presentations
  • Everything you Wanted to Know About Visual Aids but were Afraid to Ask
  • Illustrations with Ease

 

The Trainer's Boot Camp

During The Trainer's Boot Camp, you will build on the information that we have highlighted in this self-study module. We will go into more detail about some topics and give participants an opportunity to hone their skills through practice. Many of the practice sessions will be video taped and participants will leave with a personal video so that they can view their progress and review what they have learned in the worshop.

Rather than spending a lot of time listening to lectures and just talking about training, The Trainer's Boot Camp will use:

  • video clips of effective training
  • paired exercises and peer coaching to reinforce learning
  • skill drills to fine-tune the skills that are required to facilitate effective training and development sessions
  • video-taped practice training sessions to increase your level of comfort in facilitating training sessions

By the end of the workshop, you and your partner will facilitate part of a short training module that you will eventually deliver.

The Designer's Studio: Instructional Design Workshop

Instructional designers and subject matter experts are often asked to design training within very tight timeframes. Time pressure, short lead times and compressed instructional design cycles will only intensify as economic turbulence continues.

This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to design and develop interactive and engaging training and development programmes that address real business and organizational (non-profit, educational) needs.

Please note this is an interactive workshop and NOT case-driven, traditional learning. This workshop involves hands-on work in pairs of small project teams.

Our approach is hands-on and practical rather than theoretical or traditional.. In the educational system and at university, we have all already been exposed to heavy doses of analytical and structured instructional methods. This workshop emphasizes hands-on, interactive kinesthetic and visual approaches designed to appeal to a new generation of learners who have been raised in a media rich environment. The programme will model and give expose participants to non-traditional instructional methods (e.g. simulations, games, group exercises, projects).

Spicing up Your Training

This 2 1/2 - 3 hour simulation introduces trainers to accelerated learning. It is ideal for conference breakout sessions.

Through this unique, simulation based on a visit to a Jamaican bakery, trainers will experience the impact of accelerated learning.

By the end of this session, participants will discover how to:

  • Remain fresh and enthusiastic even after delivering the same material dozens of times.
  • Create a colourful and stimulating learning environment.
  • Kick off sessions with entertaining, course-related ice-breakers.
  • Transform technical material from mundane to magnificent.
  • Keep participants and yourself alert and energized.
  • Use sure-fire strategies for sprucing up handouts and visuals.

Spicing Up Your Training is available in a 1 or 2 day format. (Also available as an interactive keynote.)

Star Quality Presentations

During this upbeat course, participants prepare to "shoot a movie" about an important business meeting. From the initial casting call to the wrap party, they are so busy having fun that they forget about their nervousness. By the final "take" they've made dramatic improvements and mastered the art of developing and delivering Star Quality Presentations. We can offer this at a film studio in Toronto.