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Trainer Development


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Trainer Development Resources

There are numerous facilities to support trainer development on TrainingZone. You may want to check some of the following:

  • Our series of Expert Guides includes titles on
    - How to: Become a Microsoft accredited trainer,
    - How to: Begin your career as a trainer,
    - How to: Get your training accredited.

  • The Library includes several papers, programmes and resource files on trainer skills and training methods - more contributions from authors and publishers are welcome for inclusion in the Library. The Library permits you to search through several thousand resources on a range of topics.

  • Our partnership with Blackwells Bookshop enables us to display over 250 books on Trainer Development. Just enter 'trainer' in the search box and list by Title. Here are just a few of the titles you might want to check out:
    - The Assertive Trainer by Liz Willis and Jenny Daisley
    - Creative Events for Trainers by Ken Jones
    - How to be a Successful Technical Trainer by Terry Keys and Andrew Zeff
    - 2000 Tips for Trainers and Staff Developers by Phil Race
    - The Inspirational Trainer by Paul Jackson

    If you're looking for courses and training suppliers who will provide you with further coaching, coursework or qualifications in Training Skills, you can:

  • Search the Courses Directory using 'trainer development', 'train' or 'training skills' as a search term.

  • Search for a Training Provider in the Trainers Directory where over 1,000 companies have already indicated that they provide courses, events and elearning solutions in Training Skills - just select the 'training skills' option in the Training Topics menu as part of your search.

  • Consider using an Action Learning Approach to develop your training skills using the CPD Business School where your own work-based projects forms the basis for an accredited qualification (at various levels).

    Trainer Development News

    Every day we update our Training News pages and a selection of the most recent stories can be found to each of the following links:

  • Trainer Development
  • Training Methods

    Community Options

    If none of the above suggestions answer your specific needs about Trainer Development issues, you can always post a question to our Any Answers pages - there's a wealth of expertise to be found there already.

    Other sources of information

    You might also want to check the following website for further information:

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development: the lead professional institute for professionals in this field.

  • Institute of IT Training: for trainers in the IT field

  • Institute of Training and Occupational Learning: newly launched body specifically for trainers.

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