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Why Training Skills Training?

The provision of internal training can enable experienced staff to impart essential skills and knowledge to their colleagues. However, training can only help an organisation to achieve its strategic objectives if it is well planned and delivered, and if the time and resources invested are worthwhile and cost-effective. 

Individuals wishing to improve their training skills are often interested in finding ways to:

      • Minimise their nerves and improve their overall confidence
      • Project confidence and credibility to the training participants
      • Plan and prepare themselves to ensure that the training achieves its objectives and is rated highly by all participants
      • Keep the training to time - avoiding unplanned overrunning
      • Involve, inspire and captivate course participants
      • Handle difficult situations, and awkward questions
      • Accurately evaluate the effectiveness of their training, without being overly hard on themselves.
It is easy to underestimate the skill involved in delivering a focused and informative training session that captures the attention of all participants and achieves its objectives. And yet, very often subject experts are expected to achieve all this, just on the basis of their experience or specialist knowledge. With some careful preparation and the development of specific training and facilitation techniques, anyone can improve their skills and confidence to deliver high quality training that fulfils its purpose.
















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"It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time - for we are bound by that - but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time."

T.S. Eliot


Click the 'play' button below for some useful tips on conducting a Training Needs Analysis:

How to spot the effective use of training skills

The person delivering the training:

1. Is well prepared - they may be an expert in their subject, but they don't just rely on their knowledge to get them through. The have invested time into preparing a logical, dynamic session that leads the participants through a process of effective learning

2. Is motivated, positive and interesting - even a supposedly dull topic can be trained in an engaging way if the trainer knows how. A skilled trainer will know how to involve the training participants in discussions and practical exercises to illustrate and consolidate the learning, and to keep participants interested

3. Is adaptable and responsive to the needs and interests of the participants - whilst the trainer may have a particular training agenda to follow, they will also be able to adapt their programme and delivery style to match the needs and interests of the participants

4. Is creative and engaging - as well as having a training style that is appropriate to the subject matter, they will be able to integrate a range of participative activities that will stimulate the interest of the participants and will ensure that real learning takes place

5. Gets results - whilst some trainers are rated highly for being interesting and charismatic, the most valuable judgement to make is whether the trainer is able to facilitate the specified learning outcomes

Training for Trainers

Would you or others in your team benefit from training in training skills?

As well as the information and advice availble from the internet and from reading books, there's huge additional benefit to be gained from the interaction, practical exercises and valuable feedback that face-to-face training and coaching gives. In relation to the topic of training skills H2 offers:

Communication and Relationship Management Training

Open Courses

Held in Central London in convenient locations on a regular basis - a place costs from just £445 +VAT per person for a 2-day course. We currently offer the following open course specifically on this topic:

We can deliver any of our open course topics at your own premises or at a local venue of your choice, plus we offer a number of other off-the-shelf courses that can be delivered in-house, including:

We charge a flat daily fee from £800 +VAT per day (from £700 +VAT for not-for profit organisations), for any number of attendees up to 12 people, dependent only on the location and the duration of the course. Click on the "In-house Courses" button above for more details.

Our bespoke service involves us designing and delivering a tailored course to meet your more individual requirements. Following a short but effective pre-course consultation, we put together a course programme that reflects your specified priorities, and that includes exercises based on real-life case studies/scenarios. This helps us to ensure that the course stays focussed on the issues that are most important to you and your delegates. Click on the "Bespoke Training" button above for more details.

We offer all of our open course and in-house topics as 1:1 training. The cost is dependent upon the topic, location and duration and we offer discounts for two or more sessions. For example, the fees for our standard 1:1 training in Central London covering an open course topic (such as "Training for Trainers") are £550 +VAT. Click on the "One-to-One Training" button above for more details.


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