Adult Learning

Adult learners interested in presentation

It has been proven that interactive, learner-centric development facilitates the effective transfer of knowledge and skills.

Five adult learning fundamentals form the basis of good instructional design and delivery:

  1. Adults want to know why they are learning something
  2. They require learning goals that have real-world application
  3. They want to incorporate their life experiences into the learning
  4. They prefer an interactive, problem-solving, collaborative approach
  5. They need to be able to apply the new learning immediately

These fundamental principles are embedded in all of our training solutions and guide our Trainer Development curriculum. Adhering to good adult learning principles translates into better results more quickly. And once trainers master the principles, they can use them in any media—such as eLearning, workshops, webinars, or blended solutions.

Romar’s Trainer Certification courses provide trainers with information about the fundamentals of how adults learn and techniques to translate those principles into meaningful learning objectives that drive results—including how to modify training to meet a learner’s specific developmental needs.

Training Solutions for Trainer Development
  • Director’s Forum

    Training is critical to development. Director’s Forum provides directors with the basics of adult learning principles, analysis skills, and partnering skills that more effectively help them lead their training team while also achieving the learning needs of their organization. Additionally, the workshop will improve participants’ effectiveness as facilitators of learning by teaching them to implement concepts related to adult learning, perform training gap analyses, partner with key stakeholders, and develop a long-term strategic plan that will achieve the learning needs of the organization.

  • Field Trainer Certification

    Being a field-based trainer presents a unique set of responsibilities and challenges. Field-based trainers often are tasked with not only being trainers but also with being direct contributors as part of their responsibilities. Field Trainer Certification provides field-based trainers with basic adult learning principles, objective setting, facilitation of learning skills, and onboarding new hires through good feedback and modeling techniques. The purpose of this workshop is to improve participants’ effectiveness as facilitators of learning in the field through good adult learning principles.

  • Platform Skills

    Platform skills are critical to a successful presentation. If the speaker is well prepared, the material designed well, and the actions of the speaker augment the delivery, then the audience gets much more out of the presentation. The opposite also is true; a poorly delivered presentation can detract from the key points. The secret to making a presentation successful is to have a clearly defined objective for the audience and to ensure that all actions, material, and discussion focus on achieving that objective. Platform Skills will focus on key areas the learners need to emphasize to make their presentations have the greatest impact—content, use of body language and voice, and support materials, such as video and PowerPoint.

  • Trainer Certification I

    Training is an important responsibility. The trainer’s role as a teacher and coach is critical to trainees’ development of the knowledge and skills needed to reach consistently productive success levels. Trainer Certification I provides trainers with basic adult learning principles and coaching principles to more effectively coach both knowledge and skills. The purpose of this workshop is to improve participants’ effectiveness as facilitators of learning by implementing principles related to adult learning, creating performance objectives, facilitation, providing feedback as a trainer, and designing competency-based curricula.

  • Trainer Certification II

    This program builds on Trainer Certification I by first reviewing adult learning principles, facilitation skills, and application to curriculum design. Then the workshop explores the application of ADDIE as an instructional design approach to creating learning solutions. This workshop places emphasis on good instructional design techniques that include partnering with stakeholders, ROI analysis, and integrating information from Trainer Certification I to ADDIE. During this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to use ADDIE to adapt a current training program or one they are creating to ensure their learning solutions are productive and measurable.

  • Trainer Development Laboratory

    This assessment center provides participants with an assessment of competency strengths and areas for continued development as trainers through a series of planned training-related activities. Before each activity, the facilitator leads a discussion of the training competencies the activity will assess. Each activity consists of an assessment phase followed by a group discussion. During the group discussion, the facilitator reviews behavioral evidence for each competency. Behavioral observations provide the basis for a rating system and direct future developmental growth and exposure. Each participant is assigned a primary observer who has years of professional training experience. Observers note behaviors, categorize and rate behavioral observations, and provide competency feedback to their assigned participants.

  • Virtual Presentation Skills

    Because of the current busy business environment, participants can’t always attend live workshops. As a result, trainers must sometimes conduct virtual training, such as webinars or conference calls, to meet training needs. This program explores ways to effectively deliver virtual training sessions. First, it examines how to plan a good virtual session. Next, trainers learn how to conduct a session with special emphasis on creating engagement and applying good adult learning principles from a distance. The final section explores techniques to sustain the learning from a virtual session.