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Training of Trainers

Date: to be announced (cancelled 2023)

IN-PERSON @ SLE, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


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This training will provide you with a good knowledge of how to design, prepare, organize, conduct and evaluate your own face-to-face training sessions. You will be able to translate specific training needs into appropriate training objectives and practical training activities. You will practise a wide range of tools and participatory methods for all phases of training events. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to reflect on challenging situations in trainings and further develop your own style as a trainer.

Key topics

  • Some basics about skills, knowledge and attitude as ingredients of active trainings

  • Training needs assessments and training objectives

  • From topics to content: how to design training modules and detailed training plans

  • Trainers´ toolkit: review and practical exercises with different tools for the different phases of active trainings

  • Visualization and flipchart design

  • Reflection on different training approaches and trainers’ personalities
  • How to evaluate trainings and the impact of training initiatives

Course Programme

Preliminary course programme: can soon be found here
A prepatory pre-meeting via Zoom will be held on August 21, 2023 between 12-3 pm Central European Summer Time (local Berlin time).                                                                                                                                                   
Course Methods

The Training of Trainers course focuses on what happens before, during and after training courses. 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.

Target Group

The Training of Trainers is designed for advanced beginners with some practical experiences. However, midlevel trainers also might refresh ideas and get new inspiration for their training events.


Foto Trainerin Gesa Grundmann

Gesa Grundmann is a committed and enthusiastic trainer with 30 years of experiences in training, facilitation and capacity building in Asia, Latin America and Germany. She likes to inspire and is confident that a good training is like a delicious meal: it should enrich with good ingredients, be digestible and make participants happy

General information

The training course takes place at the Centre for Rural Development (SLE), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Course hours are from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday unless otherwise noted.

Tuition fee: 1.600,- €

This includes:

  • ½ day preparatory online-meeting with participants

  • 5-days in-person training course

  • Coffee breaks

  • Course documentation and learning materials

  • Certificate of participation issued by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • Optional: For individual counselling after having completed the course, schedule an individual online follow up session with the trainer. 


Contact Details

Ms Annika Buchholz, SLE TRAINING Programme Manager

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