Kognitif Training Clinic 2014


Be the best trainer you can be with the Kognitif Training Clinic

If you’re new to training or just want to develop your facilitation or instructional design capabilities, the Kognitif Training Clinic is a great way to consolidate, refresh, or practice your skills.

How it works

Each month for six months we will email you a training module.

In each module you will find a link to a masterclass, plus (depending on the topic), videos and relevant blogs and ‘Two Minute Tips’. All our content is self-paced and you have the opportunity to post questions or observations on our blog.

From month to month you will be able to build up a personal library of master classes and resources. You’ll also be able to download some of the Two Minute Tips to your mobile device.

Plus you’ll receive our free newsletter and access to a wide range of training workshops and coaching services.

The program at a glance


month-1bCould you do better?

A thought-prompting pack to get things started.  Review a training session filmed in a typical training room and feel the presenter’s pain – you’ll see sweaty palms and dozing participants.  Don’t let any of these basic issues happen to you! Five mini-podcasts explore what’s going wrong and how to avoid the issues. You’ll be keen to put the principles into practice.


month-2Step into your learners’ shoes

Sure, you covered instructional design in your TAE course. But designing effective training takes practice, no matter how good the course!  This masterclass will help you plan a great training program; one where everyone knows why they’re there and what they’ll learn, where the activities ensure people with different cognitive skills are stimulated to learn. You’ll practice interpreting competencies and mapping them to learning plans, using real examples from your own industry.  And you’ll download proven, simple to use templates to make instructional design easier.  Seriously, can you afford not to do this module?


month-3Your slides – An hour of power? Or death by PowerPoint?

How many times have you sat through a session where the presenter read out slides to the class? There are plenty of short courses on designing effective slides, but hardly any that deal exclusively with their use in training.  This masterclass demonstrates how to create effective slides for face-to-face training; how to step outside traditional slide formats, how to makeover existing slides and how to use slides to reinforce learning, not just tell you what to say.  Here’s your chance to stand out!   As an option, we’ll work with you on your own slides.


month-4Your presentation skills

If you’ve ever had an uncomfortable moment, a moment where you’ve felt you’re losing the class, this masterclass is a must.  You’ll learn how to control nerves, how to engage participants, and how to lift energy levels in a class room. This is not just another ‘presentation skills’ module;  you’ll see how  solid instructional design contributes to your presentation.  Plus there’s an option to record yourself and have an experienced NLP instructor provide one-on-one, confidential feedback.


month-5Creating professional training materials

This masterclass covers basic formats and templates for different learning needs and facilitation methods, and demonstrates how to create professional and engaging training materials for any kind of training need.  Give yourself a professional edge with great training workbooks. We’ll give you a set of core templates to adapt to your requirements.


month-6Assessing competencies

Ok, you have detailed vocational knowledge and a solid understanding of the training package relevant to your industry.  There is still no guarantee you r training will meet workplace requirements. In fact the majority of Australian RTOs struggle to demonstrate effective assessment under AQTF Standard 1.  Designed and developed by experienced TAE Assessors and RTO Auditors, this masterclass will help you design measurable learning objectives and develop valid and reliable processes for collecting evidence of competence.