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HELP needed with reference guide

HELP needed with reference guide

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I have a few team members who need some help in delivering and designing workshops. I need to put together a guide that they can use on developing/facilitating effective learning activities that are engaging.  To me it's really around making sure that you have created activities incorporating all learning styles that keeps them energised rather than the subject being a simple download of information. I'm really having a hard time finding a starting point with this so any help would be appreciated. The guide is going to be used as a reference for them to create their own session and then coupled up they will deliver and give feedback on how each went. HELP  PLEASE!

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By SteveRobson
24th Apr 2014 07:47

Hi Harriski

It really isn't that easy. In fact, it's actually very difficult to be a good trainer so learning how to deliver effective training from a reference guide is not possible.

There is more bad practice in the training industry than almost any other in my opinion and one of the reasons for this is people thinking you just have "fun", create "activities" and don't even get me started on "ice breakers"

Send your team on a recognised Train the Trainer and it will be money well spent.

Let me know where you are in the world and I'll find one for you.

Good luck




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By [email protected]
25th Apr 2014 11:41


I have to agree with Steve. Please feel free to take a look at the TAP Design & Development course, which includes everything you have asked for and very much more, with a recognised accreditation, awarded by the British Institute for Learning & Development.



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By JaneSmith
28th Apr 2014 10:53


I think the training course is a good idea - but you should also have a look at Alan Matthew's book 'How to Design and Deliver Great Training'

I would highly recommend this for any trainer - not just people new to the training design role.

Good luck with this


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By f1girl
28th Apr 2014 15:21

I believe that the book mentioned is worthwhile, but for a 'quick guide' you may find this short e-book worth a read.

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Emma Khan
By EmmaKhan
13th Jun 2017 07:08

I'm so pleased this issue has been raised so positively on Training Zone. Thanks.

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