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Creating a train-the-trainer lesson plan in 7 minutes

In today's blog post, I share a short video of exactly how I used Soapbox (an online tool) to create a train the trainer lesson plan in minutes.

Last week I wrote a bit about Soapbox, which is an online tool that can be used to create training and skill-building lesson plans in just a few minutes. Today, I’m going to show exactly what it looks like to create a lesson plan in just a few minutes (and later in this post, you can download a digital copy of the final lesson plan).

First, here is a video that will walk you through how I developed a complete lesson outline for this train-the-trainer session in under 7 minutes.

Outside of what you see in the video, I spent about 15 or 20 additional minutes working through the specific talking points and content for each activity. Below is a screen shot of a portion of the final lesson plan (which was also generating instantly via Soapbox) and you can download a copy of the train the trainer lesson plan.

Soapbox Lesson Plan Sample Page

Want to see just how quickly you might be able to generate your own lesson plans? Soapbox offers a 2-week free trial so you can play around with it and see if it might save you some time.

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Training Delivery and Facilitation Competency Rubric

A rubric is a way to assess performance with a standard set of evaluation criteria. The next time you need to assess the performance of someone delivering training (even if that someone is you), you may find this rubric helpful.

The Role of Co-facilitators

Co-facilitators play an important role in a training workshop. The most obvious benefit is that when you co-facilitate, you get a break from leading the

18 Instructor-led Training Activities

Engaging, intentional, face-to-face and virtual instructor-led training activities can make the difference between a session that helps learners to apply new skills or knowledge and one that falls flat.

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