The focus is on developing professional level trainer skills, understanding the stages of skill development, learning how skills are learned and maintained, and facilitating the transfer of learning from the classroom to the workplace. Major topics include: setting the stage for training, presentation skills, group process and communication skills, knowledge of subject matter, demonstrations of skills, coaching and corrective feedback, and managing the training. Participants present a range of activities in order to receive feedback and enhance their skills in these areas. This update will look at every aspect of planning, delivering, and evaluating TCI training from the trainer’s perspective.
Day 1 presents the criteria for effective training programs, characteristics of the adult learners, and the qualities of effective trainers. The learning process and learning hierarchies are applied to TCI training. Participants have the opportunity to present activities in small groups focusing on verbal information outcomes. Individual corrective feedback on presentation skills are a part of all activities. There will be time at the end of the day for physical restraint practice and/or building a portfolio for professional certification.
Day 2 continues with participant presentations highlighting skill building activities, cognitive strategies and motor skills. The TCI model and stages of skill development, is discussed. All participants are tested using written and competency-based tests at the end-of -the day for recertification.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify the criteria for effective training programs
- Consider characteristics of adult learners when delivering TCI training
- Demonstrate presentation skills, group processing skills, and open communication skills
- Apply the learning process to TCI training
- Demonstrate TCI skills clearly and appropriately
- Demonstrate coaching and feedback skills during practice sessions
Materials: Participants who successfully complete the update receive a Developing Professional Level Training Skills participant guidebook designed to help them prepare for the professional level certification process receive a participant guidebook.