Train the Trainer Program Details

“Creating Learner-Centered Training”


pdfDownload a printable PDF document of the complete
Train the Trainer program topic outline.


To register for a public Train the Trainer program, go here. For additional curriculum details, see tabs below.
  • Novice trainers seeking to acquire solid training skills that include brain-based and learner-centered techniques and strategies.
  • Seasoned trainers who are looking to improve their training skills and get better results.
  • Subject Matter Experts who deliver training programs.
  • Corporate, public, or independent seminar or workshop providers and trainers.
  • Training and development professionals who are interested in expanding awareness about leading-edge learning methods.
  • Build comfortable rapport with participants and get buy-in from the beginning.
  • Deliver content logically and simply in a brain-friendly fashion.
  • Orchestrate the optimum environment for your training.
  • Engage the audience in multi-faceted, ingenious ways to facilitate learning.
  • Use and combine compelling audio & visual aids to utilize more senses.
  • Choose creative and stimulating delivery formats for “dry,” technical material.
  • Facilitate partner and group activities applicable to learning goals.
  • Transfer information from short-term to long-term memory.
  • Plan and design a seamless, multi-sensory training that will have lasting impact.
  • Apply learner-centered strategies for results-boosting, super-charged training.
  • A Brain-Friendly, Concise, and Interactive Course Workbook.
  • Handy Reference Guides , Templates and Check Lists.
  • Training Action Plan.
  • A Training for Excellence Certificate of Completion.
  • A Special Gift that will be an invaluable part of your training toolbox.


Brain-Based Training Techniques

  • Brain facts
  • Why you need to present information to both sides of the brain
  • Brain energizers

Opening a Training Session

  • How to build “instant” rapport with participants, melt resistance, and get buy-in from the beginning
  • Overcoming learning barriers
  • Creative ways to open a training session
  • Setting ground rules and why they are important in participative training

4 Key Presentation Strategies

  • 3 step power formula for providing a global understanding of the material presented
  • How to “chunk” information for easy assimilation
  • “Signal phrases” and how to use them
  • How to revisit content in multiple ways and why it’s so important
  • What to do when there’s not enough time to deliver all the material

5 Deadly Mistakes Trainers Should Avoid

  • Understanding what creates a negative training climate and shuts down learning

Different Learning Styles and How To Accommodate Them

  • The different needs of visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners
  • VAKI principle—training strategies for each type
  • How to reach all learning modalities when conducting training

Energizing Computer-based Training

  • Inherent problems with computer-based training and what to do about them
  • Creative strategies for revitalizing technical training
  • How to make computer-based training practical for all learning styles
  • Games and activities that will make the learning process more effective
  • Special room set-up allowing for a flexible and fluid training environment

Liven Up Your Training (special bonus section)

  • Learning activities and games you can easily replicate that will motivate learners, boost their energy, and make retention soar

Presenting Information For Optimum Comprehension and Recall

  • Why “data dumping” is severely counter-productive
  • Various techniques to reinforce memory recall and “lock in” new content
  • How peripherals can significantly increase learning
  • HOT Tips for your trainer toolbox
  • Helping ALL learners keep up with the pace of classroom instruction

Giving Clear Directions When Facilitating Activities

  • Taking off the hat of Subject Matter Expert and donning the hat of Facilitator
  • How to give clear, to-the-point directions that get participants immediately engaged and on task


Instructor-centered versus Participant-centered Training

  • Introduction to Accelerated Learning (AL) methodology
  • Shifting from instructor-centered to participant-centered training
  • How traditional training tends to stifle real learning

Listening Skills

  • 2 common myths
  • 3 levels of listening
  • How to encourage “active listening”
  • 10 tips to becoming a better listener

How To Field Questions

  • Avoid 3 common mistakes when responding to questions
  • When should you re-direct questions?
  • 5 tips on fielding questions
  • How to ensure equal “air-time” for everyone in the room

Creating an Optimum Training Environment (no matter where you train!)

  • How the environment impacts learning
  • Elements of a positive, stimulating training environment
  • 4 important factors for choosing a room, and what to do when you have no choice
  • Bonus: A handy “Setting the Stage” check list

Combining Media To Make An Impact

  • Avoiding “death by power point”. Use simple methods to create compelling visuals—what to include and what to leave out
  • Do’s and don’ts of PowerPoint
  • Creating great flip-charts
  • Using brain-compatible flip-chart techniques
  • Using music to enhance learning
  • Engaging the image-brain to improve retention

Closing a Training Session

  • Common mistakes to avoid
  • Allowing reflection on the content to create a sense of “ownership”
  • Wrap-up techniques and action plans to cement the commitment to continued learning and application
  • If it’s worth learning, it’s worth celebrating—appropriate, memorable ways to conclude a course

Instructional Design Strategies & Tools

  • Accelerated Design Process—how to plan and develop effective, concise training modules that meet learning objectives
  • The secret unveiled: The 4 phases of Accelerated Learning training—high level overview
  • Content versus Process—The Focus/Diffuse principle
  • How to organize and sequence content in a logical, brain-friendly fashion
  • Instructional design planning sheets and reference tools
  • Guidelines for developing relevant learning activities and ensuring participants are involved in their learning
  • How to create compelling, interactive handouts/workbooks
  • Bonus: Our handy Accelerated Learning Course Design check list

Crafting Clear Training Objectives

  • Blooms Taxonomy made simple
  • Creating clear behavioral and competency-based training objectives
  • Ensuring module objectives and learning activities are aligned with overall course objectives