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Event Series: SLE TRAINING
Summer school

Training of Trainers

This training course is addressed to those interested/ working in international cooperation who wish to improve their training and facilitation skills.


Mon., June 27, 2022 -
Fri., July 8, 2022


Robert-Koch-Platz 4, 10115 Berlin

Training of Trainers

Do you believe that capacity building is a major challenge in development issues? Are you passionate about active training and facilitation in a wide range of topics to different kinds of learners? This 2-week intensive training course is addressed to development experts who wish to improve and extend their training and facilitation skills. The Training of Trainers course focuses on what happens before, during and after training workshops. It is a practice-based course where learning by doing is combined with essential theoretical background and opportunity to exchange individual experiences with other peers and experienced professional trainers.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course participants will have a good knowledge of how to design, prepare, organize, conduct and evaluate training sessions. They will be able to translate specific training needs into appropriate training objectives and practical training activities. Participants will have practised participatory techniques and methods for all phases of training events, building their individually tailored training toolkit. Moreover, a critical reflection on different training approaches, as well as on trainers’ attitudes and communication skills will help participants to improve their individual style and gain confidence in delivering trainings.

Course Content:
- Principles of adult learning
- Training needs assessments, pre-test questionnaires, training objectives
- From topics to content: how to design training modules and detailed training plans
- Training logistics and learning environments
- Visualization and presentation skills
- Trainers´ toolkit: review and practical exercises with different tools for active   trainings
- Icebreakers, warm-ups and energizers
- Reflection on trainers personality
- Group dynamics in trainings
- Training in an intercultural context
- How to evaluate trainings and the impact of training initiatives

Participants are encouraged to bring their own cases to work on during the course. The Training of Trainers course is designed for advanced beginners with some practical experiences. However, midlevel trainers also might refresh ideas and get new inspiration for their training events.

We welcome professionals working in international cooperation, in public administrative bodies and institutions, in the academic field, in NGOs or in the private sector as well as graduates and students with relevant professional experience.

Our short intensive courses promote learning through experience: 'Learning by doing' is the most important aspect of the SLE's training and teaching philosophy. Case studies, teamwork and other interactive methods create a learning environment in which participants can bring their own experience and link it to new topics and applications, addressing global and local development challenges. Course participants have different cultural backgrounds and professions which add to an intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange of experiences within an enabling learning environment. After having participated actively in the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance issued by SLE and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Further information and online enrolment:

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Further information

Director: Seminar für Ländliche Entwicklung (SLE)

Further information on the event's website


Annika Buchholz
Phone: +49 (0) 30209346881


Robert-Koch-Platz 4, 10115 Berlin