Trainer's Conference

Below are 90-minute topics from The Training Clinic's Training Conference offerings. Four topics can be presented by one trainer in a one-day workshop, seven topics by two instructors and 10-12 topics by three instructors.

Get the Butterflies in Formation: Effective Presentation Techniques

Identify planning and platform techniques to make your presentation run smoothly. Physical presence, tone of voice, gestures, movement, managing appearance and conquering stress are covered.

Welcome to You New Job as Trainer – Now What?

Learn how to use existing skills to survive your new training assignment. What should a new trainer expect? Build confidence and success in your ability to complete your new training duties. Identify specific new trainer do's and don't's.

Are you Listening: Relate to the Learner

Listen to the learner to discover needs. Use feedback and paraphrase to correct learner mistakes. Promote learner self-esteem to get the best results.

Deal With Problem Learners Effectively

How can you make the best of a bad situation? What can you do when the trainees who are "sent" lose interest or become hostile? How can you recover quickly, handle your stress and deal with difficult classroom situations effectively?

Take Charge: Classroom Assertion Skills

What's your style in the classroom? Learn how to remain "in-charge" assertively, not aggressively. Avoid being manipulated by challenging learners. What can you do when you don't know the answer?

Make Adult Learning Come to Life!

Learn easy and quick techniques to make training fun, interesting, lasting and less boring. Learn by doing and watching your instructor model adult learning principles that you can use in your training sessions immediately.

Get A Running Start!

What do you need to do in the first 10 minutes to establish an effective learning climate? Select session starters that will work for you and engage learners right from the start!

Developing Training Activities and Materials

Build retention with 5 types of interactions and create "discovery learning" in your instructional activities. Learn how to develop programmed notes, create inventories and skill practice exercises. Practice developing effective case studies.

Develop a Training Plan

Identify the 8 essential parts of a training plan from issues identification and objectives to scheduling. Learn how to complete a feasibility analysis as part of your plan. Use a case study to apply the plan to your organization's training needs.

ROI: Measure the Impact of Training

Learn how to use tools to measure the results of training. Trend analysis and cost-benefit analysis can be used to demonstrate "customer satisfaction and bottom-line results.

The Trainer as Peak Performer: Scale the Heights

What is peak performance? Develop your training skills improvement plan based on Training Clinic instructor competencies and benchmarks. Become a peak performer in the classroom or on-the-job.

Technical Training Techniques

Select appropriate training methods and identify different techniques to teach facts, concepts, work processes and procedures, and principles. Conduct demonstrations for adult learners that are safe and get results.

Strategic Time Management for Trainers

Think and act strategically when using the precious, limited resource of time. Clarify how your role in the organization dictates how you spend your time. Maximize your performance, set boundaries and be realistic about what is doable.

Trainer Styles: Are you a Match?

Match trainer styles to adult learning steps. In this fast paced “hands-on” session you’ll assess your training style and process preferences with a newly created inventory for technical skills trainers. Develop strategies to match your style to an adult learner’s needs.

The Trainer's Role in The Transfer of Learning

What can new trainers do to promote the transfer of learning to the workplace? Develop a strategy to use 12 specific tactics before, during and after training to promote learning transfer. Learn to build a partnership with managers, build retention into training methods and conduct appropriate training follow-up and evaluation.

From Trainer to Performance Consultant: Avoid Pitfalls and Landmines of the Transition

What are the new roles of the performance consultant? What competencies and skills are needed to work in this new role? Learn how to successfully prepare yourself and your staff for new roles and responsibilities.

Assess Training Needs

Use two types of needs analysis to uncover the real learning needs of learners. Use performance analysis to identify whether training will improve performance or not. Use goal analysis to help clarify outcomes when training requests are vague or ambiguous.

Writing Skills for Trainers

Identify how to make the writing process easier by using planning and organizing techniques. Assess your skills and the readability of your materials. Learn format and display tips.

Large Group Training

Use a variety of special techniques to facilitate large groups of learners while increasing participation. How to give and get feedback to reach learning outcomes.

Project Management Skills for Trainers

Use a project management approach to organize a variety of training projects--designing new courses, presentation of training, conference planning, and other projects frequently assigned to the training department.


Like it or not, MARKETING TRAINING is part of the job! Learn practical tips and tricks from partnering with management to navigating the digital world to make your "marketing job" manageable, effective and fun!

Solve the Case!

Identify how to write effective case studies that are appropriate for your target audience and will meet your learning objective. Practice using a five-step adult learning process to facilitate case studies effectively.

On a Role . . .

Identify how to write effective "skill-practice" and "empathy" role plays that are appropriate for your target audience and meet the learning objective. Practice using a five-step adult learning process to facilitate role play that are non-threatening for the learner.

How to Facilitate Problem Solving Groups

Identify the skills needed to facilitate groups to productively solve problems. Learn techniques to increase group participation in problem solving and consensus decision making sessions.

Level II Evaluation: Did Learning Occur?

How to write effective tests that measure learning. How to identify what level of learning needs to be measured using a variety of objective test methods. Learn required steps to establish test reliability and validity.

How to Manage the Training Function

What are the goals, roles and mission of your training function? Identify criteria to hire and develop staff members. Suggestions for the department of one to meet multiple demands on your time are given.

Be a Tireless Trainer

Identify weaknesses and pitfalls that create fatigue and drain your energy. Use strategies to renew your energy, protect your health and overcome barriers to energized training.

Training Different Generations

What are the common concerns when training mixed generations in the same group? Design powerful and appropriate training activities to appeal to various generations. Avoid pitfalls that turn off Veterans, Boomers, Xers and the Millenium generations.

Leadership Roles for Trainers

What are the roles and responsibilities of those in leadership positions? What competencies and skills are needed to work in this new role? Learn how to successfully influence and coach others when lines of authority are unclear.

Balancing HOME and Work

Learn successful techniques to achieve a realistic balance between home and work. Identify support systems or how to develop them. How to find time for yourself.

Facilitate Discussions with Impact!

Everyone has something to contribute to a discussion. Get the most out of a discussion to solve problems, make teams productive, add participation and involvement appropriately. Identify eleven types of facilitation roles and when to use each.


Take a deep breath! We have the tools to get you started! Use a Performance Analysis and Post-Training Analysis to identify what when wrong, identify barriers to performance, apply non-training solutions to performance problems and
use three key design tools to diagnose and correct design deficiencies.

How to Audit and Benchmark Your Training Function

How is your training function operating? Audit and benchmark your training function in ten key areas. Clarify which roles and responsibilities apply to ten key functional areas. Complete and interpret a minimum of four key areas of the Training Function Systems Audit. Learn how to use the entire audit as an ongoing benchmarking tool to make your function more strategic.

The Trainer’s Journey to Competence: Tools, Assessments and Models

Are you curious about trainer competencies and certificate programs? Use a new tool to measure trainer competencies. Identify how competencies are built from knowledge and skill. Identify what constitutes basic and advanced competence. Measure training competencies. Identify suggested uses for competency checklists. Identify steps to set up a competency assessment process and the difference in certificate and certification programs.

Manage a Training Budget

Identify ways to realistically manage a training budget and partner with business needs of your internal customers. Demonstrate cost justification for training and show return on dollars invested in training. Learn to cost justify training, create a training cost framework, conduct a cost-benefit analysis and find performance indicators to demonstrate training’s benefit.

Internal Consulting Skills

Identify the various roles that you have in assisting the organization in solving performance problems. Help managers discern between training needs and wants.

WHICHCRAFT: Write Activities to Make Boring Lectures Disappear!

You know them. You’ve sat through them. You’ve felt the pain. Training so lecture laden that you wish you had a magic wand to make it all go away!

Well, NOW you can! We’ll show you how to use your powers for GOOD and change up how you write activities so that your learners will be engaged instead of disengaged.

We’ll give you five activities (alternatives to lecture) that will help you produce high learner involvement and retention! They include: learning tournaments; course pre-work; information search activities; observation activities and demonstrations.

WRITE IT WRITE: Use Five Writing Tools to Make Creating Materials Easier

Is the writing process tedious and difficult for you? Use an inventory and case study to assess four of your writing skills: comfort, efficiency, clarity and organization. Use five tools to make any writing task easier, quicker and better.

The Tireless Trainer

Identify weaknesses and pitfalls that create fatigue and drain your energy. Use strategies to renew your energy, protect your health and overcome barriers to energized training.

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