Survival Skills for the New Trainer

Explore the essential skills to get you started in creating interactive and rewarding learning environments.

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Unicaf University
Survival Skills for the New Trainer

Few people choose training and development while they are still in school, and yet there are talented and knowledgeable trainers working in every industry. Some individuals become trainers because they are passionate about sharing their knowledge and about helping people. Others become trainers because their employer asks them to get involved in mentoring, training, or coaching new or existing employees.

Trainers also get started when they want to make some changes to their daily activities, but wish to continue contributing to a particular organization or industry. If you are thinking about becoming a trainer, or have started doing some training already and want to know more about what will help you to become an excellent trainer, this workshop will help.

This course is designed as an exploration of the essential skills that trainers need to develop, and to get you started in the learning process in an interactive and fun environment. 



  • The essential background for trainers to have
  • How being genuine enhances training
  • The elements of good questions
  • How to apply listening skills
  • Rapport building strategies
  • The key skills in a trainer’s toolbox
  • How to identify skill areas for development

Course Content 

  • Session One: Course Overview
  • Session Two: What Makes a Good Trainer?
  • Session Three: Personal Best, Professional Best
  • Session Four: Being Genuine
  • Session Five: Assertiveness Skills
  • Session Six: Asking the Right Questions
  • Session Seven: Listening Skills
  • Session Eight: Connecting with People
  • Session Nine: Defusing Difficult Participants
  • Session Ten: Essentials for Success
  • Session Eleven: Do’s and Don’ts for New Trainers


A participation certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. 

Survival Skills for the New Trainer
Language: English
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