design.train.mastery – 5 Steps, which change the future of your trainings

1. Training Needs Analysis

Clarification. Contents and framework requirements for the undertaking of the training are set very precisely.

Topics here are the link to the organisational strategy, the clarification of what actually needs to be changed and thus the setting of training goals. Further, this step is for the clarification of the number of people, who are to be trained, in which countries they are and which languages they speak, and who could conduct trainings internally.

2. Design

The Heart and Soul. Fitting, lively and sustainable training comes through the combination of contents set by the company and my creative design process.

Knowledge and know-how, vision, strategy and the values of your company - all of these factors influence the design of your training. This way I create a training specifically for you, which fits 100% into your company. This is the only way in which everything building upon it can work.

3. Pilot

The first practical application. The actual recipients as well as the trainers, which will later on conduct trainings, meet, and the trainings are delivered and tried out the way in which I have created and envisioned them. At this point I will get confirmation of whether my ideas have worked and group feedback is essential to the revising and finishing of the training.

The participants of the future target group show whether the training fits their needs to achieve the expected change. Your future trainers are wearing two hats in this scenario. On one hand they tell me whether the training fits their requirements in terms of content. On the other hand they question themselves on whether they are able to train others in this way and what other tools they may need for proper execution.

4. Train-the-Trainer Seminar

The training for trainers. Future trainers are trained to coach others in the lines of the training which I have created and documented.

Future trainers get the necessary tools of a trainer and begin straight away to teach the modules of the future training. The repeated training of contents in front of a group and their immediate feedback gives trainers security in two aspects: They learn the content as well as the time lines and become more secure with unintended situations and dealing with them. Besides having lots of fun, this module also shows whether a trainer can be "let loose" onto a group of participants.

5. Quality Management

The trainer check. This element checks that trainers are giving trainings in the ways in which they were taught to ensure that contents are not only interesting, but also sustainable.

In the so-called Tandem-System, every trainer teaches with a Lead Trainer/Master Trainer. This means that in every training, I take half of the training, while the future trainer takes the other half. This gives the trainer security and immediately shows whether the trainer is not only proficient with the content, but is also able to lead a group and conduct exercises.