While the Train-the-Trainer model has become almost a mandatory course to train professional trainers and facilitators, they should come with evaluation methods designed to ensure the proper learning of the same.
There is an immense satisfaction in sharpening the creativity of leaders so that they can successfully build up their own team by proper teamwork to assure better productivity.
In this article, we will discuss a sample evaluation technique. Before peeping into the types of questionnaires and processes, let understand the importance of including assessments in the certification courses.
Importance of Train the Trainer Assessment
- Assessments are a tool which judge the effectiveness of the certification process. It assures the weightage of learning imparted and gained on at the end of the certification program.
- Secondly, the practically conducted sessions provide with the impetus and confidence to train teams, executives and leaders in future besides being a critical part of the course.
- The seminars or webinars conducted also assess the communication quality which is important as well. The behaviour flexibility and the changes that may have occurred during the course are clearly visible through the methods.
- The questionnaires and forms provided, help the trainers stay in touch with their subject always along with being absolutely dedicated towards their motive.
Sample questionnaire types and evaluation techniques
- Daily evaluation: Daily evaluation is a part of most of the courses. In this technique, there is room for regular feedback along with an overall overview of the subject taught in the day. There are trainers who are opting for the courses while being in their job. Therefore, it is necessary that they go through a summary or a short synopsis of the day’s lessons.
- Periodic evaluation: Periodic evaluations are formulated to have a check on the transition of mind set, skills and attitude of the training caused due to the training.
- Self-assessment: Learning to carry out a self-assessment is important because the job of trainer is to lead a team and he should best understand the points in which the fault lines are likely to appear. Such training evaluation techniques build the strong sense of differentiating between the right and the wrong decision.
- Observer rating: What seems right to us might not seem right to others. Hence comes in the need for having an observer rating. Even though a trainer might feel satisfied with himself there might be flaws which need to be detected and corrected at the same time.
- Group activity observation: Such training courses are believed to develop a staunch sense of fraternity among employees and hence group activity has been included as a part of practical training to have a thorough observation of the same. Such observation ratings are usually fed by experts after critically analysing the behaviour of the individual trainer.