Training of Trainers: Introduction to Training Skills, 10 - 13 December 2013
The Training of Trainers: Introduction to Training Skills Course was successfully conducted from 10 until 13 December 2013. The course was certified by City and Guilds, UK and conducted by its appointed consultant in Kuala Lumpur, Language Works Sdn. Bhd. Ten (10) IDFR’s mid-career and senior officers attended the four-day programme.
The overall objective of the course was to train the participants to become professional trainers. The course enabled the participants to reflect on their current learning beliefs and practices and consider ways to improve their learners’ learning experience. The participants were also exposed to a variety of ideas, strategies and skills for learning effectiveness.
The four-day programme included both theories and practical sessions on training delivery. The theoretical part was covered on the first and second day in which areas related to identifying learners’ needs, planning and preparing learning sessions and delivering training are exposed to the participants. The participants learnt through interactive lectures, individual activities and group work. On Day 3 and 4, each participant delivered a 30-minute training session based on what had been understood from Day 1 and 2. As part of the requirements for the certification by City and Guilds, the 30-minute training session and a multiple-choice question quiz were the compulsory elements.
In conclusion, all the participants expressed their satisfaction on the content and delivery of the course. It gave the participants the opportunity to reflect and identify their own strengths and weaknesses to further improve their skills and competencies as trainers.