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Train the trainer refresher – ideas for 5 minute training sessions


I am running a train the trainer refresher session and am looking for ideas for 5 minute session that the delegates can use to deliver a training session. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.


5 Responses

  1. notwithstanding……


    notwithstanding that 5 minutes is probably too little time to achieve very much as a standalone activity…….

    ~tying a particular type of knot which is unlikely to be one they already know, eg bowline, running hitch, quick release knot

    ~something relevant to trainers, such as top tips for powerpoint or the four Ds of question handling, again pick something that they don’t all already know

    ~a mnemonic for something relevant to their area eg RATER if they are in customer service


    I hope this helps



  2. Purpose?

    Hi Clare

    What are your objectives for the 5 minutes?  "Refresher" of what?

    For example

    • Delivery under pressure?  Practice of "words, music, dance”?  Give them the content to deliver (new and unknown to them).  Video it for feedback.
    • Training design fitting content/themes/key messages into allocated time constraints? – give them a topic but no content. Apply strict timing.
    • Delivery NOT using PowerPoint.  5 minutes to get key messages across without access to ppt or even flipcharts perhaps?

    If you want random and bizarre ideas for content – go to wikipedia and select a random page – something will pop up!

    Hope it helps


  3. easier done than said

    The old stalwart of the stapler springs to mind:

    • How to load a stapler
    • Using the stapler to staple two sheets of paper together
    • How to use a staple remover

    These are relatively simple tasks but hard to explain without demonstration.

  4. Refresher ideas
    I have used ‘making a cup of tea’ before this went down really well as I asked them to adapt a session plan for it first!


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