Facilitating Classroom Training Sessions

Training Facilitation

The Power of In-house Training Facilitation

Nobody knows your business like your people. That’s why we designed The Leadership Journey™ for Supervisors and Managers using an active, discussion-based learning model. It’s designed so any employee in a company, even one with no previous facilitation experience, can lead group training sessions.

Classroom training sessions are interactive. They are built around group discussions with every participant sharing personal insights, ideas, and experiences rather than a trainer in front of the class lecturing. Engaging and interactive course materials provide expertise and direction.

The group leader is not teaching and training. Discussion “drives” the training session, not an individual person. Group leaders follow simple step-by-step instructions.

The most common group leaders are the supervisors participating in training, management, or human resource professionals.

Do You Have Professional Trainers on Staff?

Many of our clients have skilled human resources professionals and trainers who do a wonderful job facilitating training. They’re valuable and can enhance and support training, but they are often pressed for time with many competing responsibilities. We’ve found they prefer to spend their “training time” on company-specific instruction that can’t be purchased from an outside vendor.

Train-The-Trainer Training is NOT Required

With Business Training Experts’ leadership training programs, there is no need to spend time and money sending personnel away to learn how to lead training sessions. Our training sessions have clear and easily understood objectives and equally clear processes and exercises that are fully detailed in our written materials.

The clear advantagesYou are not dependent upon one or two employees who are certified to lead training.

Course Materials Provide the Expertise

Each course includes interactive video instruction with world-renowned subject matter experts teaching valuable and practical skills. Facilitators manage the discussion, but they don’t need to be experts in the subject matter or even take the course ahead of time. The students, through guided dialogue, draw out the lessons together and support each other during both the learning process and later as they apply skills into the workplace.

Group Facilitators Are Leading, NOT Lecturing

Facilitators are not standing in front of the group lecturing about new skills. Courses use an active, discussion-based learning model. Group sessions are interactive, with all students participating and sharing their knowledge and experiences. Group facilitators follow the agenda and manage the clock.

Facilitators Follow Step-By-Step Instructions

Every course has a detailed Facilitator’s Guide with step-by-step instructions on how to lead a group. Experience is not necessary. The facilitator is not a trainer—they simply manage the agenda and material.

Click here to learn more about in-house training facilitation with The Leadership Journey.

Free In-house Training Facilitation Guide

  • How to choose the best training facilitators from within your company.
  • 7 key benefits of using internal staff to lead group discussions.
  • Key ingredients in discussion-based learning that allow anyone to facilitate group training.
  • Suggestions for hiring facilitators, trainers, and consultants.
  • Why a train-the-trainer program is a bad choice.
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Lin Grensing-Pophal, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Author: Lin Grensing-Pophal, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Lin is a business journalist and communication strategist with expertise in HR and employee relations. She is accredited through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP) and Human Resource Certification Institute (SPHR) and writes frequently for SHRM, HR Daily Advisor, and a wide range of trade publications and corporate clients.