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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Design, Assess & Implement Your Training Modules Creatively

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Designing a training program is a road map that shows a starting point and a finishing point, along with all the places we need to pass or explore along the way. Without a road map, we would be able to start a journey, but we would not know where we are going or when we have reached our destination.

A well-designed program or session plan allows the trainer to proceed with his/her training smoothly in the correct sequence and relevant content intended for a training program with a clear purpose or outcome for learning development. A training program design becomes an important document for the trainer in providing a map and a checklist to accomplish a desired training program.

This program is geared towards building successful training programs in a creative, comprehensive and logical sequence for the learner’s and organizational needs

Course Objectives

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the training cycle
  • Gather information from the training needs for program design
  • Write learning outcomes in objective terms
  • Prepare the training content
  • Use training methodologies – role play, simulations, games and others
  • Match domain to delivery and assessment
  • Structure the training program

Course Outline

Introduction to Designing a Training Program

  • Key words and phrases
  • Key concepts in action
  • Training terminology
  • Glossary of training terms
  • Samples of design documents

Gathering Information on Training Needs for Designing the Program

  • Understanding the importance of Needs Analysis
  • Information needed to design the program
  • Best sources available for the information
  • How and whom the information is given

Preparing the Program Specification Document

  • Documenting the information about training needs using the design document as a checkpoint
  • Specifying factors
  • Executing the program document specification

Conducting the Design Meeting

  • Preparation for the meeting
  • The design meeting

Preparing the Design Document

  • The overall flow of the program and arrangement of units
  • The objectives of the program and of each unit
  • The methodology and activities to be used in each unit
  • The timing of each activity
  • Enough detail about the activities to enable others to identify the materials needed and to prepare the materials

Gathering Information for Program Materials

  • Preparation for the interview
  • During the interview
  • After the interview

Writing Materials

  • Preparation
  • Writing
  • Preliminary testing

Reviewing Materials against the Design Document

  • Review the written program materials against the design document for intended function
  • Review that materials meet the specification of the design document
  • Review for general quality of writing and interest
  • Review that the materials fit the design
  • Review and identify possible problems with the materials
  • The nine step procedure to review materials

Conducting the Material Test

  • Before the materials test
  • During the materials test
  • After the materials test

Holding the Pilot Program

  • Preparation for the session
  • During the session
  • After the session

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

  • Training & Development Managers
  • HR Managers


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