Techniques of Instruction (Train-the-Trainer)

Accelerated Technical Training


Effective teaching is a skill that must be learned. This course teaches teachers to teach well. It imparts an integrated set of proven techniques.

It is recommended that all instructors of technical courses successfully complete this course before leading a class of their own.

Each teacher-in-training conducts a short teaching session, critiqued in class.



  • Two days
  • Limited to eight students
  • Emphasis on practical skills
  • The course materials are on the web
  • Student workbooks are provided


  • This course is for instructors of technical courses. It assumes you are already an expert in your subject matter. Its goal is to make you extremely effective in communicating.
  • Contents

    1. Course Objectives
    2. Business Objectives of Technical Training
    3. What Makes a Good Instructor?
    4. Planning Your Delivery
    5. How People Learn
    6. The Socratic Method
    7. Running Your Radar
    8. The Balanced Instruction Technique (BIT)
    9. Alignment
    10. Your Audience
    11. Opening Remarks and Ice Breaking
    12. Dealing with Difficult People
    13. Disasters
    14. Time Management
    15. Materials
    16. Media
    17. Preparation Checklist
    18. Evals
    19. Conclusion


    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    • Effectively deliver technical training.
    • Focus on your customers' objectives.
    • Prepare well.
    • Teach the way people learn.
    • Use the Socratic method.
    • Use the Balanced Instruction Technique.
    • Maintain alignment.
    • Know your audience.
    • Deal with difficult people.
    • Handle disasters.
    • Manage time.
    • Use materials, media, evals.
    • Be a great teacher!


    Delivery of this class requires:
    • Classroom
    • An overhead projector or a data projector
    • A whiteboard
    • A flipchart
    • Detailed system configuration instructions are available at
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