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Training 101

Training 101

All the Basics

2 days

This practical workshop is geared toward new training professionals.  It provides you with a strong "how-to" overview of the entire training function:  Needs Analysis, Design/Development, Delivery, and Evaluation. You will leave the workshop confident and fully prepared to tackle any training assignment!

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  • Apply the principles of adult learning to your training.
  • Determine when (and when not) to train employees.
  • Apply a needs analysis system.
  • Determine causes and solutions to job performance problems.
  • Analyze learners' background to target a course accurately.
  • Apply a course design system.
  • Conduct a task analysis to determine course content.
  • Select the appropriate training strategy.
  • Select the most effective instructional methods.
  • Create lesson plans.
  • Employ effective public speaking skills.
  • Employ lecturing techniques that motivate participants.
  • Plan your continued development as a training professional.
  • Measure the effectiveness of your courses.
  • Apply techniques to market and promote training in your organization.

For new training professionals and for other trainers who want an overview of the entire training function.

Key Principles

  • Components of the Training Cycle.
  • How to impact organizational goals.
  • 6 principles of adult learning and how to apply them.
  • Key factors in learner motivation.
  • Competencies of trainers.
  • 12 traits of a course leader and how to acquire them.
  • The secret equation to performance-based training.

Needs Analysis

  • 9 training needs analysis situations.
  • How to plan a complete needs analysis.
  • 6 data collection techniques.
  • Key questions to ask in every needs analysis.
  • The 7 key factors in job performance.
  • 21 questions to identify causes of performance problems.
  • The 15 things you need to know about learners.


  • How to design courses that are guaranteed to be effective and popular.
  • 10 key factors for a successful course.
  • The 12-step instructional design cycle.
  • How to select the best training strategy.
  • What you must know about your audience.
  • How to select relevant course content.
  • The 3 essential parts of every program.
  • How to link training objectives to the learners' job.
  • 50 instructional methods.
  • How to build learner practice into courses.
  • A course structure guaranteed to work every time.
  • How to construct the best lesson plan.


  • How to overcome the 13 common problems of new instructors.
  • 6 participative and lively lecture techniques.
  • Key tasks of a classroom instructor.
  • How to capture learners' attention.
  • 29 tips to improve your speaking skills.
  • Developing your own natural style.
  • How to set up a classroom properly.
  • 8 dynamic icebreakers and when to use them.
  • How to establish an exceptional climate.
  • Dozens of audio-visual tips to polish your presentation.
  • How to project confidence and enthusiasm.
  • How to handle tough classroom situations.


  • How to evaluate learning in the classroom.
  • Factors in transferring learning to the job.
  • How to measure job performance.
  • How to link results to the "bottom-line."
  • 13 ways to promote the use of new skills.
  • Tips to market you and your department.

Your Continued Development

  • The core competencies of an effective training professional.
  • A complete career development plan.
  • Associations worth joining.
  • How to find resource materials.
  • The top books in Training & Development.
  • Educational opportunities that won't interrupt your career.
  • Professional Trainer Certification.

All the worksheets, checklists, and forms in Microsoft® Word template format.  Simply download them from your personal My Langevin website.

Free telephone consultation.  If you need advice or someone to discuss ideas with, just give us a call.

"My first instinct prior to attending was, 'What can they teach me that I don't already know?' As it stands, I learned 25 NEW ways to add excitement to my training."
Douglas Cabacungan - US Navy
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