How to design and deliver a training course

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Last days to subscribe to the training course “How to design and deliver a training course“, organised by CIAPE within the International Training Week.

The course is designed for learning professionals interested to discover methodologies and techniques to design a tailor-made training course:

– Consultant
– Trainers
– Training directors
– Training managers
– Learning strategists
– Teachers (for adult).

Having minimum experience in training.

Learning objectives
– To understand how to create a training course following a bottom-­up
– To acquire tools and techniques to train adults;
– To understand the different steps of the training process;
– To reflect and use different training methodologies.

The course lasts five full days and mixes theoretical lessons with practical facilitated activities and brainstorming sessions. Extra-curricular activities will be organised.

Course structure
Day 1 
• Introduction of the activity to participants (professional profile, goals, expectations)
• Pre-­‐assessment questionnaire
• Lesson 1: pre-assessment tools
• Lesson 2: the trainer/consultant role and skills and competences of trainers (frontal lesson and group work)
Day 2
• Training: critical issues, “caution areas”, creating the right environment (group work)
• Training to adults
• Training models
• Training as a process: steps and issues
Day 3
• STEP 1: Training needs analysis: building a training program (group work + role play)
• STEP 2.1: Macro Structure of the Programme Toolkit /Training Programme & Teaching Materials
• STEP 2.2: Micro Structure of the Programme Toolkit /Training Programme & Teaching Materials
• Customization of the macrostructure and microstructure (group work)
Day 4
• STEP 3: Delivery and training methods
• Group coaching (methodologies and experiences)
• Individual competences consulting/counselling­‐check-‐up (experiences and methodologies)
• Business games
Day 5
• Evaluation Step (Objectives, items, tools, methodologies)
• Certification requirements and criteria
• Final evaluation (post-‐assessment questionnaire)


€ 450,00


Active in the field of EU projects since 2009, Desiree has experience in the management of projects and connected activities, such as research, dissemination and reporting. She has been working for projects funded under different EU programmes such as LLP, Progress, Horizon 2020 and Erasmus Plus and dealing with different topics such as: education and training, employment, SMEs and social enterprises, tourism, culture, space. She is also trainer in EU project management and has delivered training to different types of organizations such as local administrations, SMEs, foundations, universities and clusters. In the last years she has been involved in in house training for companies and train the trainers activities.

The International Training Week

CIAPE – The Italian Centre for Permanent Learning, runs the first edition of the International Training Week! It will be held in Rome, Italy, from the 15th to the 19th of May 2017. Several training courses addressed to trainers, counsellors, managers and staff as well as to self employed people from different European countries will be held simultaneously.

The themes will be covered through a series of hands-on workshops, talks, group events, tours, best practice presentations from participants and some seminar style discussions. Plenary sessions and courses-specific sessions will alternate, and the event will have a practical approach. Participants will be invited to share experiences from their institutions that they could develop during and after the course. There will be of course time to connect and network, as well as cultural activities and opportunities to experience the many artistic masterpieces that the city offers, together with a taste of true Italian lifestyle & cuisine.

The International Training Week gives a unique opportunity to acquire specific professional skills and to benchmark and share best practices with colleagues from a range of other institutions from all around Europe. It provides a great chance to network and to learn from colleagues working in similar fields.

It will be an excellent opportunity to connect with peer institutions, to spend an informative and fun week bringing innovation and inspiration for the management of working activities thanks to the intense exchange with colleagues from different European countries.

Vision on learning

In our view, learning- and especially adult learning – aims at behavioural changes through active involvement in order to acquire insights and competencies. Effective learning, in our perception, has to do with stimulating, inspiring and challenging people and organisations to obtain more appropriate knowledge, attitudes and skills to respond to today’s challenges. We are specialised in learning by facilitating learning processes.

Achieving behavioural change through learning

Learning will only be meaningful if knowledge and insights are successfully acquired and internalised. At CIAPE, learning takes place in dynamic and active settings where a variety of working group activities, reflexion and constructive feedback are part of the learning context.
In this working environment individuals are able to develop the necessary skills and attitudes and be prepared to innovate and make learning meaningful. For us, learning is more than only training but also as learning from peers, from coaching, from visits to other organisations, from new experiences in other areas, etc.

The learning methods in our training sessions

Methods focus on a highly participatory, interactive form of controlled and managed transfer of knowledge, one that is led by the notion of learning by doing. At CIAPE we do our utmost best to make the training sessions as interesting, creative and pleasant as possible.
Adult learning is durable and will have a lasting impact when participants experience the training also as inspiring, challenging and in which they have fun also. Therefore we use a mix of interactive learning methods such as focused discussions, case studies, individual reflection, group work, feedback, self assessments. A key factor for any training session is to make the topic practical and directly applicable wherever possible. 


Adults constitute a sizeable proportion of the workforce, and therefore must be accorded due attention. As learners, they have unique needs, abilities and aspirations and these must be understood before directing them to a productive and fruitful career pathway. CIAPE uses multiple methods of instruction for adult learners in order to connect curricular concepts to useful knowledge and skills, and enhances studentsí capacities to become self-directed, lifelong learners. CIAPE delivers accredited courses designed to help adults complete their education and begin or change their career direction.

We guarantee

International trainers with excellent qualifications. The possibility to cooperate and learn in multinational and intercultural context. The opportunity to share experience with colleagues from all over the Europe. A relaxing and intimate atmosphere. Enough free time to enjoy Romeís tourist attractions

Please, contact ciape(@) in order to subscribe.