Instructional Skills for Supervisors

Most people who call themselves trainers today probably didn’t start out that way. They often work in a field where they develop extensive knowledge and then are asked to share what they know. While many trainers have some experience with teaching, writing, or leadership, both new and experienced instructors can benefit from a thorough overview of current training methods and techniques in adult learning.

Course Description
This course will assist managers, supervisors or lead-hands acquire the necessary skills to become more effective adult educators. It will also assist seasoned trainers to identify any existing knowledge gaps, bring their skills to a higher level of competency and show them how to enhance the effectiveness of courses, crew talks and on-the-job training.

Course Length
This is a customizable 1-day course.

Target Audience
This course is designed for supervisors, managers, lead-hands or anyone else in a role that requires them to train, coach or mentor workers.

Previous training delivery experience would be considered an asset but is not a requirement for this course.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of considering the participants and their training needs, including the different learning styles, principles, theories and methodologies.
  • Know how to write learning objectives and evaluate whether these objectives have been met.
  • Develop an effective training style, using appropriate training aids and techniques.
  • Conduct a short group training session that incorporates these training concepts.

Course Topics
What Makes a Successful Trainer?, Extroverts and Introverts, Basic Principles of Adult Learning, Adult Learning Styles, The Training Process, Choosing Training Methods, Applying the Learning Cycle, Setting the Climate, Delivery Fundamentals, On-the-Job Training, Dealing with Difficult Trainees

Assessment and Completion
Upon successful completion of course materials, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor-Led Training

If you would like to arrange custom instructor-led training please call us at 604.795.9595 or fill out the form below. One of our administrators will be glad to arrange an onsite instructor-led session for up to 15 people.