Plan a Training Workshop that Packs a Punch

Even if you've never (formally) done it before

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You're a Subject Matter Expert who's been asked to share your expertise with others in a formal training session. Fantastic! But you don't know where to begin. What if you bore them? Overwhelm them? Pitch it wrong? Lose track? You want to ooze credibility and deliver a session that really enlightens those who attend.

Or maybe you're an experienced facilitator who's never actually documented your training sessions before, and a change in approach now means you have to! You need to demonstrate your brilliance on paper as well as in person.

Help is at hand! This course is for you if...

  • You are a subject matter expert who has been asked to train people in your area of expertise
  • OR if you need to get the buy-in of key stakeholders before starting to design a learning event
  • OR find that designing workshops takes far too long (and you are forever getting distracted)
  • OR if you need to make sure that you aren't wasting your time creating a development programme by stimulating interest in it BEFORE you start,
  • OR if you are just new to designing training and don't know where to start.

This course takes a very practical approach to designing training that takes you from defining your learning objectives, through deciding on your content, selecting the right mix of training methods and creating that all important training outline. It's not about learning the theory, but creating a detailed training plan that you can use to get buy-in for your learning solutions AND keep you on track during detailed design. It is relevant for both face-to-face AND virtual training sessions.

Included with the course are downloadable checklists, how-to guides and templates so you can start planning and designing your own training course with confidence.

Even if you do have experience and find training design difficult, demoralising or draining too much time following this process will allow you to stop getting distracted and be laser focused on designing a training session that delivers results. Chances are you never been trained in how to DESIGN training, only how to deliver it, so take a step back and learn what goes on behind the scenes of a great session.

So, if you have a course or workshop in mind, you can work through this course section by section to take your thoughts from initial idea to a well-thought-out solution. If not, you can learn all the principles so that when you DO have an idea, you know how to bring it to life so that it will work.

Don't worry about where to start when you're asked to train others.

Say goodbye to spending days and weeks designing a training course.

Demonstrate your brilliance on paper as well as in the training room (actual or virtual)

Stop key stakeholders ignoring your idea because they don't see the benefit.

Enrol today!

About this course

How this course will help you to scope out a training session that will showcase your expertise, engage participants and deliver results

Your Instructor

Sheridan Webb
Sheridan Webb

Sheridan is the community manager of the Training Designer's Club, which is a virtual community for training designers and L&D professionals of all kinds. Visit for more information.

As well as running the Training Designer's Club, Sheridan is one half of the Training Design Podcast and continues to run her own bespoke consultancy, Keystone Development and Training Ltd. She has been designing training programmes for over 20 years working on behalf of well known businesses such as Kellogg's, Costain, Aldermore Bank, Johnson Cleaners and Warburtons. She has also designed a number of ready-written bite-size training sessions which are available to purchase at

The one thing that Sheridan prides herself on above everything else is her practicality. If you want theoretical courses or courses that cover general concepts, you will be disappointed. She's all about getting stuck in, taking practical action and focusing on what works.

About me

A little about me, by background and experience

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Do I need training experience to complete the course?
No - the course follows a step-by-step process, using everyday language and focusing on practical actions, not theories. You bring your area of expertise and let this course help you to turn it into an engaging learning experience.
What type of course will this help me to design?
Almost anything! It assumes a skills-based subject such as sales, recruitment or performance management, but it applies equally well to product training, systems training or compliance training.
Is it about face to face or virtual learning?
Created with a face to face environment in mind, 95% of it is just as applicable to virtual training. But its not about designing an elearning course - we focus on a session that is facilitator led and delivered live.
I'm an experienced facilitator - will it be too basic?
Chances are, you will know a lot of this already. BUT... if you're used to relying on your subject knowledge and facilitation skills to deliver a session almost instinctively, you may find designing in detail difficult. This course shows you a process to take the confusion and complexity out of the design process. Use it as a way to strengthen where you are already good, and develop areas that may be causing you difficulty.
What packages do I need?
Nothing special. This not about designing elearning, so you can use whatever package you like. It assumes Microsoft Word and PowerPoint (Or Google docs and slides) but as long as you have somewhere to write your session plan (course notes) and create slides, you'll be fine.

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