Train The Trainer
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to catch fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – An ancient Chinese proverb
The right subject taught in the wrong way can prompt catastrophe, lost money, squandered time and expert shame for the individual tasked with designing or delivering course. Ironically often the cause of the failure is lack of training for the trainer. Training is an investment in the future of the company and its employees and companies are understandably concerned about the payback.
Train one trainer and they have the ability to impart their knowledge on many within their own organization. There is certainly a benefit to leveraging the investment in training in this way.
This is a typical train the trainer training course. It is aimed at those new to training to enable them to make an effective contribution to the training and development of others. It will give trainers the basic skills and knowledge needed as a foundation from which they can later develop further specialist skills of identifying training needs, training design, training facilitation and training evaluation.