Train the Trainer

Essential Skills to run Effective and Engaging Training Sessions, with Aly McNicoll

Delivered over 3 sessions

8, 14 May 9am - 12.30pm 
AND 18 June 9.30am - 11.30am

This course will provide you with the essential skills to design and deliver effective training sessions for staff, volunteers or the members of the public.

Over two workshops PLUS one bonus coaching clinic, this practical course covers:

  • What makes learning happen – the principles of adult learning
  • Training essentials – writing aims and learning objectives
  • Creative training techniques
  • Making boring subjects interesting
  • Writing session plans that others can follow
  • Checking the learning – assessment with a light touch
  • Virtual training workshops – tips and tricks.
  • Facilitation made easy – modes and principles
  • 3 SIMPLE skills
  • It’s all about inclusion - managing discussions
  • Handling difficult questions – a 3 step tool
  • Catering for different learning styles
  • Dealing with difficult participants and situations.

Dates: 8, 14 May and 18 June

You will get to design a workshop for your area of interest as you go through the course and will walk away with tools and skills that you can refer to time and time again. 

The course comes with the Train the Trainer Digital Toolkit for each participant which we will be using during the workshops. The workshop is delivered via Zoom and designed for everyone to be on their own device and those who complete the three sessions will receive a certificate.

Be inspired by Aly McNicoll

Aly McNicoll has been designing and facilitating training for the last 20 years. In her last life she worked in the staff development unit at Unitec Institute of Technology and was a founding member of the team who designed and delivered the Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management throughout New Zealand and the Pacific. 

She has a degree in adult education and training plus has delivered NZQA units to trainers in both corporate and community settings including those covering assessment and moderation. Aly’s workshops are always interactive and enjoyable  On this series she shares her tips and tricks for making training work and shows you how easy it is to design and deliver training sessions that will keep people coming back for more...

Who should attend?

This training is for you if:

  • Want to enhance your training skills as a trainer

  • Want to add more oomph to the workshops you deliver

  • Get your audience engaged and in learning mode right from the start

You will walk away with tools and skills that you can refer to time and time again.
The course comes with the Train the Trainer Digital Toolkit for each participant which we will be using during the workshops. 

You will be sent the details to access ZOOM, after you have registered, 1 week prior to the workshop.

Price & Registration process

Price: $495 per person, including GST, for all 3 sessions.

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent. Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.
This will appear on your statement as from LIL REGIE LTD WELLINGTON.  
If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Nathalie van Dort on 021 066 9811 or email:

Can't pay online and require an invoice?

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.

  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.

  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email  if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:
Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred.
All cancellations must be received in writing via email.
Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the workshop – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.
For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

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