A trainer is a person who will always be needed in the market. Technological advances or artificial intelligences do not threaten the profession. However, the road to work in this profession is often winding, it is worth the effort, because even despite the crises, the demand for training and trainers will remain very high.
What is important in the work of a trainer?
When you are at the beginning of your career and just starting to gather coaching experience, it is important first and foremost:
Continually develop your skills and expand your current knowledge – before you can effectively teach others, you must learn yourself. It is important to constantly expand your knowledge, attend training courses, conferences, read industry literature and develop your skills.
Build the right relationship with trainees – trainees need to feel comfortable and at ease in your presence in order to willingly participate and engage in the learning process. Therefore, it is important to be able to establish a healthy relationship, listen, ask questions and be open to suggestions, needs and expectations of the participants.
Plan and prepare – before you start teaching, you should carefully prepare a lesson plan, teaching materials and tools to effectively transfer knowledge to others. It’s also worth thinking about the methods and techniques that will work best for you.
Take into account the needs of the participants – each group of participants is different and has its own specific needs and expectations. It is important to be able to adapt the method and content of the training to the specific needs and expectations of the group. Don’t act on the basis of one specific scheme, but adapt it to the situation.
Include feedback in your activities – every class or training conducted is a great opportunity to get feedback from participants. It is important to continuously monitor the group’s reactions and adjust your actions based on the feedback you receive. This will make your teaching even better and more participant-friendly.