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Dominic Valentine

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Training Manager

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How do you assess ANOTHER trainer?


What is your approach? I organise assessment and development days which receive a 20 minute “going live” cameo presentation of a sample course the applicant has designed, delivered and evaluated. Two key questions form a backcloth to the subsequent in depth conversation with the potential trainer or consultant:-

1. Provide two examples of how you have designed training course access and arrangements using an equality/diversity impact analysis. Tell me precisely:-
• The way in which the nine Protected Characteristics in the Equality Act 2010 were considered/addressed in your analysis and any other considerations you brought to bear in your thinking.
• How these considerations actually brought about any narrowing of the achievement gap in terms of equality of process, equality of choice and equality of outcome. What specific remedial action and/or reasonable adjustments did you make to any of your arrangements?
2. Highlight for me two examples of any innovative method or technique you have used in terms of any of the following:-
• Planning the training in terms of a coherent structure with objectives that are linked rather than being vacuum packed –A to Z-  Entry to exit
• Using resources ,equipment and the training room environment
• Dealing with difficult or challenging people
• Creative break out exercises, themed workshops, case studies or similar
• Evaluation AND after care

All this is underpinned with an evaluation/marking sheet of the cameo presentation looking at:-

• Evidence of planning and preparation using something like SMARTER with an equality impact analysis
• Venue management
• Use of resources
• Explaining cameo to observers
• Involving the observers
• Voice projection/eye contact
• Creative, engaging break out/discovery learning activities
• Time keeping
• Managing group’s interaction
• Balance between formal and informal style
• Appropriate breadth and depth of knowledge
• Quality of handouts
• Handling questions
• Call to action
• Evaluation methods and after care

What do you do? Are any of the above transferable to your training courses? Any not appropriate?

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