Shifting Minds Limited  Registered office: Twyford House, 51 Twyford Avenue, London, N2 9NR, United Kingdom. 

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Helping organisations and people grow Last updated: June 8, 2023


020 8374 3985

We have worked with:-

Private Sector






Discovery Communications

Marks and Spencer






Hitachi Rail

Kaplan Financial

Aircom International


Spire Payments






Cabot Financial

OPC Consultancy

MI Sport

People & Partners

Energise Consultancy

Salt Recruitment

Devonshire Recruitment

Consult HR

Mutual Bank

UK Retail Banks

Merchant Bank

Insurance companies

Engineering companies

High street retailers

Management Consultancies

Public Sector



Post Office


Citizen’s Advice

Basingstoke Council

Ken and Chelsea Council

Northamptonshire Council

East Sussex council

Hampshire Council

City Council

Health authority

3rd Sector

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Prostate Cancer UK

Royal College of  Nursing

City and Guilds



Family Housing

Peabody Trust

Train the trainer

Custom designed:

Quality, in-house training for your organisation’s need


This "Train the Trainer" programme takes participants through the entire toolkit of beliefs, skills and behavioural strategies used by competent trainers. The course is highly experiential, with each participant getting feedback during and after "live" training sessions. Participants typically use relevant organisational based materials, their own topics or pre-prepared training sessions. This programme is often run in conjunction with our "Training Design Skills" programme.

Train the trainer

"If you miss out something, or get the order wrong - do not panic; the audience did not know what you had planned to say"!

Training Style:

Interactive, enjoyable and thought provoking. The workshop uses input from the course leader, group and individual exercises, case studies, psychometrics and discussions.

Train the trainer sessions will also include simulated training sessions, where other participants go into role as a typical audience!

More Information:

If you want to know more about this course or its suitability for you or a colleague, call us on 020 8374 3985 and speak informally to one of our course leaders, or message

Who will benefit:

This "Train the Trainer" programme has been developed for managers and functional / technical experts who want to pass their knowledge and skills onto others. Also highly relevant for those  moving into a full-time training role.


By the end of this "Train the Trainer" programme you will be able to:

  • define the role of a trainer
  • feel at ease and confident as a trainer
  • write and bring to life training objectives
  • structure training materials to allow for time constraints / needs of trainees
  • effectively use a wide range of visual aids
  • create and manage interactive group work and feedback
  • manage problems that arise in the training room
  • work effectively with a co-trainer
  • learn some “tricks of the trade” used by highly skilled training professionals
  • evaluate training sessions against pre-determined training objectives


(We customise and structure the content to your organisation's specific needs)

  • Leading introductions
  • Assessment of prior experience
  • Defining the role of the trainer - how does training fit with presenting and facilitating?
  • F2F vs elearning vs hybrid
  • Exploring participant beliefs and fears about “training”
  • What kind of trainer do you aspire to be?
  • Setting and using learning objectives
  • Review of range and purpose of “warm up” exercises
  • Training delivery sessions and feedback
  • Learning styles – trainers and trainees
  • Training sequences – e.g., “Full input, exercise and review” or “exercise, gap filling input and review”
  • Selecting training methods for differing groups – presentations, group work, individual work etc
  • Using visual aids – pc’s, pc projectors, whiteboards, flip-charts, hand-outs etc
  • Multiple methods for reviewing training sessions
  • The purpose, design and management of group exercises
  • Using elearning platfoms
  • Time keeping
  • Building rapport with your audience
  • Reading body language / Managing your own emotions and body language  
  • Handling common difficult situations.
  • Trainers "trade secrets"
  • How to evaluate and continuously improve your training and facilitation delivery
  • Measuring learning for your participants
  • Short and long term evaluation
  • Producing and committing to personal action plans
  • Review of overall learning
  • Course endings