Effective training of trainers is vital for a successful programme that will lead to improved business outcomes for your organisation.

The most important factor that can lead to impactful learning for delegates is the trainers themselves. So, it’s essential to invest in the development and quality of trainers.

The train the trainer model allows inexperienced trainers to learn from seasoned managers. This process can be further strengthened by using video.

5 ways video can enhance train the trainer

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1.Train the trainer feedback

Traditionally the manager observes from the back and records notes, but this method may cause the lead trainer to miss out on key parts of the training session.

Using video means that feedback is objective, so there should be less debriefing issues between the manager and the trainer.

The iConnect video platform takes this a step further; the trainer can see and hear themselves in the workshop, meaning the feedback they receive is contextualised. The analysis tools within the platform enable trainers and managers to measure areas such as questioning techniques and the length of time spent on certain activities.  

2.Trainer self-reflection

During the traditional train the trainer model, participants cannot see their improvements. They instead rely on comments from managers and feedback from delegates.

Learning is a constant, iterative process. Video allows the trainer to always be able to see areas they are excelling in and identify where there may be room for improvement.

iConnect allows comparisons to be made throughout so the new trainer can constantly see how they are developing. Trainers can continually record their sessions and reflect on their practice to improve their performance.

3.Reducing time and travel costs

Mobilising managers to observe trainers in-situ not only incurs large costs but can also be near impossible to achieve regularly, especially if your team is spread out over different geographical locations. Video can help to alleviate these challenges.

Using iConnect, trainers can record their sessions and share them with their manager at the click of a button. Feedback can then be provided over time and distance via time-stamped commentary. This can then be responded to by the trainer in their own time, creating a professional dialogue around specific areas of performance.

This means managers can effectively coach and assure the quality of trainers remotely meaning more observations, more of the time. iConnect is a cost-effective way to combat time and distance barriers whilst still providing trainers with effective learning opportunities.

4.Trainer onboarding and CPD

There are a number of intuitive tools within the iConnect platform that makes the train the trainer process easier:                img_0987-iloveimg-converted

  • Best practices can be created so that exemplar training can be modelled to other trainers.
  • Using the editing tool allows organisations to create best practice showreels around specific examples, such as engaging session openings.
  • Sharing good practice easily with new trainers enables a smoother learning transition whilst enabling trainers to collaborate with others by sharing video practice, asking questions and overcoming common challenges.                                                             


5. In-ear coaching

In situations where classrooms are static (like in a training academy), discussion of feedback does not happen until the workshop is over. As a result, training improvements can’t start until the next session.

The iConnect LiveView camera facilitates live in-ear coaching. Watching remotely, the coach can give immediate feedback to trainers allowing them to try new skills or ensure quality. The benefit of this is that behaviour changes are more likely to hold as the immediate feedback is applied to a real scenario. This allows a deeper level of understanding for the learner as they can make immediate improvements.

iConnect is the experiential video learning platform that enhances the effectiveness of train the trainer programmes. Using our unique video capture technology, trainers can record their sessions, reflect on their practice, analyse their delivery and share with managers or peers for feedback. Get in touch to find out more.


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5 ways your organisation can improve train the trainer using video
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