I’ve recently returned from a two-day Train the Trainer course in London with the College of Public Speaking. Whilst I do a fair amount of learning from my office (reading, online network discussions, the odd webinar and online course), it reminded me how valuable it is to get out of the office, really dedicate time and focus on training and learn in a practical way with other participants.
- provided plenty of strategies, models and ideas I can implement and use in my training;
- forced me to step out of my comfort zone as we had to practise presenting in front of the group, watch the film back and be critiqued;
- gave me the opportunity to take time away from the office to think and reflect.
As a bonus it also provided two professional trainer certifications (with The Institute of Leadership & Management and NCFE).