A hybrid program over 10 weeks
Learning to Train and Training for Learning
Are you ready to become a truly great environmental trainer?
It’s time to be confident that you’ve genuinely engaged the Heads, Hearts and Hands of your trainees.
It’s time for you to learn the tools of the trade.
The trade of professional trainers.
Yes – that’s right – the people all around the world who are specialists in the art and science of adult workforce learning.
These training experts have their own professional associations dedicated to best research and practice and they work with subject matter experts in all fields.
‘Subject matter experts’ is what professional trainers call people like us; people who are environment and sustainability professionals – it’s a polite way of saying that we’re not all naturally fabulous trainers!
I’ve been a member of my local Association of Training and Development for well over 30 years. I’ve learned from some of the world’s best trainers. For this program, I’ve pulled out some of the tips that have made the biggest difference to my own training, and tailored them specifically for environmental trainers.
Exceeded my expectations
Clare’s workshop exceeded my expectations. Clare was well organized and has a gift of encouraging her trainees. I left the workshop confident in myself as a trainer. The workshop brought together like-minded people and gave me the support I needed to set clear training objectives for my team.’ Elyse LaFace, Environmental Specialist
Ask yourself these questions to see if the 10-week Learning to Train program is for you:
Are you ready and willing to:
- learn how adults learn – the neuroscience, peoples’ widely differing learning styles – and how to diversify your training skills to accommodate them?
- understand and better manage the natural ebbs and flows of energy throughout any training session?
- skilfully manage people you’re finding difficult?
- give instructions for practical activities in such a clear way that people actually understand them?
- structure practical activities in different ways so your trainees don’t get bored by a standard formula?
- be confident that your trainees will head back to work with competence and confidence?
If you want your trainees to stay focused and fresh throughout your training, to practise their skills with you and back at work, and to be confident they have grasped the main points they need to know, then this is the program for you.
Who stands to benefit from this program?
This program is for environment and sustainability experts who:
- love – or hate – delivering training, and who want to both love it and excel at it;
- are interested in or already delivering training;
- are keen to learn the best tips from the best professional trainers;
- want time to prep and/or practise some of their training material; and
- want to see their trainees head back to work with competence and confidence, to carry on learning in a supportive working environment.
Really valuable preparation
The workshop material included a pre-workshop exercise which really got me thinking about my role as a trainer and what I wanted to get out of the workshop. This was really valuable because it meant I showed up to the workshop already in the frame of mind to participate and get the most out of the day. Elyse LaFace, Environmental Specialist
Heads up: this is a WORK-shop style program: every week you have outputs to deliver that inform the learning and work for the following week. You will need to set aside 3-4 hours per week – and guard them zealously if you want to derive maximum benefit.
The good news? You will choose a workplace buddy to support you, instantly doubling the value of this investment to your employer.
Here’s just some of what we’ll do during the 10-week Learning to Train program…
We’ll burgle some more tools from the professional trainers’ toolbox and practise using some of them. Over the course of the workshop and, where needed, in follow-up workshops, we’ll cover:
- learning about training from the perspective of the professional trainer;
- understanding your target audience using an avatar process;
- preparing your training – context, content and process;
- practising delivering your training;
- evaluating the effectiveness of the training; and
- supporting your trainees back in their workplace.
Stimulating learning environment
“Clare is an able and entertaining trainer who created a stimulating learning environment. Her lively personality soon had us all working together on practical tasks and learning from each other’s experience. I learned many important things about training that I will use.” Jan Crawford, New Zealand
The numbers in the 70:20:10 model add up to 100.
Choose an answer from the options below:
(a) My trainees get 70% of their environmental knowledge and skills from my training.
(b) My trainees get 20% of their environmental knowledge and skills from my training.
(c) My trainees get 10% of their environmental knowledge and skills from my training.
Answers in the program!
By the end of the program, you will be confident in your capability as a trainer to develop, deliver and evaluate environmental training that is relevant, enjoyable and effective.
Sustained our creative energy the whole day
Clare planned the workshop programme carefully, and the variety of presentations and activities sustained the group’s creative energy for the whole day. Jan Crawford, Planning Consultants Ltd
Ongoing value from the Learning to Train program
Over time, you will see your training expertise grow closer to the level of your environmental expertise:
After attending, you will:
- develop a deepening commitment to investing in yourself as a trainer;
- better understand how to train so people learn;
- be more confident at facilitating training in ways that support different learning styles and needs; and
- appreciate the need for monitoring and evaluation of both your training and the overall environment and sustainability program of which it is a part.
These are the skills that will see environmental trainers and trainees alike become life-long and life-wide learners – Learning for Life on Earth
In addition to the face-to-face and online time with me and your peers, registering for the Learning to Train program also means you become eligible to receive a package of free add-ons.
Add One: Pre-program activity
Before the program I’ll ask you to bring along some training ideas to pilot or discuss during the workshop. There’s an option for everyone. You can bring an example of your environmental training materials, or, if you’re not there yet, bring the results of your research and preparation so far. Don’t worry if haven’t got much to show at this stage – I’ll include a pre-program questionnaire to kick-start your thinking.
Add Two: Mailing list
After this workshop you will want to keep learning from the best professional trainers out there! So at the end of the workshop you’ll have time to log in to the website of your local Association of Training and Development and subscribe to the mail list. That way you’ll get regular updates about upcoming training events and can choose which ones sound good to you. You’ll also get a short list of some great training newsletters to sign up to as well, with regular tips from the best trainers out there.
Add Three: Post-program activity
After the program you’ll receive follow-up materials to help you support your trainees and their supervisors embed new environmental training practices into routine work procedures. This will maximize the cost-effectiveness of your training in line with the 70:20:10 model.
Add Four: Online interactive webinar
It’s always difficult to take time out from our usual work. You may find it harder still to take more time out to review your own training in light of this workshop. To help you follow up on your tasks and ideas, three or four weeks after the program I’ll host a 1-hour webinar where you can revisit the program content and your ‘to do’ list, hear from others how they’ve been going and ask questions.
Four add-ons that nearly double this program’s wrap-around value for you.
Important for induction
‘Informative, relevant, important stuff.’ From an in-house workshop
‘It should be a compulsory part of the job induction for everyone in my organisation.’ From an in-house workshop
Score CPD points or hours!
By attending this program you may be able to obtain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or hours from your professional association. Send them the link to this page and ask them to contact me.
This 10-week program is 20 hours of training activity, excluding time for your tasks between meetings. Some professional associations equate 1 CPD point for 1 hour of training activity. Your own professional association can tell you how many CPD points or hours this program will earn you.
An environment where everyone participates
Clare has an ability to develop strong relationships and create an environment where barriers to participation are broken down and ideas can be shared. Kate Lewis, Canterbury Regional Council
If you’re ready to take your environmental training skills to the next level of expertise, then join me for this program.
The investment to join this very well-received workshop is just
$997.00 per person pre-GST.
Great fun. Day went fast – the presenter must be good! Excellent topic specialist.
Click here to ask me about how I can tailor the delivery of this environmental Learning to Train program to meet your needs:
- in-house program
- short workshops
- 1:1 or small group mentoring.
And you can also ask me about
- scheduled dates for my next Learning to Train Program
- group discounts
- workshops in places other than Auckland and New Zealand.