Montag, 08. Oktober 2018 Uhr (Ganztägig) bis Freitag, 19. Oktober 2018 Uhr (Ganztägig)

Do you believe that capacity building is a mayor challenge in development issues? Are you passionate about active training and facilitation in a wide range of topics to different kinds of learners? This 2 week intensive course is addressed to development professionals who wish to improve and extend their training and facilitation skills. The Training of Trainers course focuses on what happens before, during and after training workshops. It is a practice-based course where learning by doing is combined with essential theoretical background and opportunity to exchange individual experiences with other peers and experienced professional trainers. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cases to work on during the course. The ToT is designed for advanced beginners with some practical experiences. However, midlevel trainers also might refresh ideas and get new inspiration for their training events.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course participants will have a good knowledge on how to design, prepare, organize, conduct and evaluate training sessions. They will be able to translate specific training needs into appropriate training objectives and practical training activities. Participants will have practiced participatory techniques and methods for all phases of training events, building their individually tailored training toolkit. Moreover, a critical reflection on different training approaches, as well as on trainers’ attitudes and communication skills will help participants to improve their individual style and gain confidence in delivering trainings.

Course Content:

Principles of adult learning

Training needs assessments, pre-test questionnaires, training objectives

From topics to content: how to design training modules and detailed training plans

Training logistics and learning environments

Visualization and presentation skills

Trainers´ toolkit: review and practical exercises with different tools for active trainings

Icebreakers, warm-ups and energizers

Reflection on trainers personality

Group dynamics in trainings

Training in an intercultural context

How to evaluate trainings and the impact of training initiatives


Course participants usually have different cultural backgrounds and professions which add to an intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange of experiences within an enabling learning environment. After having participated actively in the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

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We ask the following qualifications from candidates:

Very good command of English

Professional experience in the field of international (development) cooperation