Train the Trainer 2-day programme

Develop your subject matter experts into confident new trainers!

Train the Trainer in-house corporate development events

With Philippa Hammond

Brighton, Sussex, UK and beyond

I’m delighted to say my classroom-based in-house corporate events are now available again.

Do contact me if you would like to discuss making a booking

Philippa Hammond

Train your trainers

Your people need to be able to achieve your organisation’s mission, vision and values – and to do that, you need great trainers.

‘You’re great at your job, so you’ll be great at training it!’

Sound familiar?

It’s a bit like saying ‘you’re a great football player – so you can drive the team bus to the next match!’

But do they understand how and why adults learn, current learning and development thinking, practical training, facilitation and presentation techniques that work?

Training’s a very particular set of knowledge, skills and mindsets – and these can be learned.

Train the Trainer 2-day personal development programme

This programme offers an introduction to essential training skills.

Delegates explore key training topics, with practical elements and individual feedback throughout.

Note – this programme is also available as a three day programme which explores the core topics in more detail and depth. Contact me for further information.


A practical first step for aspiring and new trainers who are subject matter experts

A practical refresher for returning trainers

A practical introduction to training for delegates new to the learning and development management role

Course Information

Aim To introduce, practice and develop essential new knowledge, skills and mindsets that prepare your trainers to train

Style A fast-paced, participative, interactive 70:20:10 approach. Tuition, discussion, practical exercises, prepared presentations, reflection, with peer group and tutor’s honest, respectful and constructive feedback

Location This is an in-house event held at your venue

Online option Please contact me if you would like to discuss a bespoke online group event

Objectives and learning outcomes

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

The training cycle

The 70:20:10 approach

How to do a learning needs analysis

The Kirkpatrick evaluation system

Planning and preparing a short training session with a visual aid

Exercises for developing confidence, their professional voice and effective body language

Their own short training session

Feedback on observed sessions

Pre course preparation

Short reading list and video playlist

For Day 1: All delegates prepare to give their thirty-second elevator pitch – their answer to ‘who are you, what do you do and what makes you so great?’

For Day 2: Delegates design and prepare to deliver their own short ten-minute training presentations

Course Programme Day 1

Part 1 All about you

Welcome, course introduction, aim and objectives

Personal introductions and developing confidence in your professional trainer brand – elevator pitches with feedback to build control over nerves, body language, voice

Part 2 Learning and learners, training and trainers

The trainer role and training in organisations

Why organisations train – and what are the blocks

Why and how adults learn

Introducing facilitation skills

Part 3 The Training Cycle

Planning training: audience learning needs analysis, setting aim and objectives

Designing and preparing training: gathering, writing and structuring material, delivery methods, PowerPoint

Delivering training: public speaking, presentation and facilitation skills, dealing with people and questions

Course Programme Day 2

Part 1 Practical

Delegates deliver their own prepared short training presentations

Reflection, discussion and shared peer group and tutor feedback throughout for post course continuing professional development

Part 2 Post training

Evaluating training: delegates’ reaction, learning and new behaviour, and the effect of the training on their organisation

Personal development plans and conclusions

Post course reading and playlist


Delegate response to Train the Trainer



For discussion and bookings

Philippa Hammond