One of the challenges for a new trainer is the development of a lesson or session plan for a training course or module.
The reason this is such a challenge are often simple – tutors do not provide a sample template or format to copy, saying that it is the trainer or teachers choice, however when you are learning this is more of a barrier than an enabler of choice to style. In addition, with the increasing trend of organizations delivering training internally, it is important that they have a standard approach to session plan development for consistency and contingency in the event of sickness or staff losses.
· Assessing Needs
· Writing Learning Objectives
· Measuring success (evaluation)
· Outlining Content
· Selecting Methods and Media
· Writing the Lesson Plan
Once the information has been collected, the development of the lesson plan can begin in
a sequential, logical manner.
· Use a lesson plan format (see templates below)
· Consider TIME per topic, activity, exercise, etc.
· Include selected MEDIA in the body of the lesson plan
· Explain how to deliver and process discussions, lectures, activities, etc.
· Notate key points or directives to the right of the lesson plan
· Use simple, straightforward language
Note an effective lesson plan should be able to be used by any trainer familiar with the material (i.e occupationally
Below are a number of training lesson or session plan templates that you may consider. feel free to
change and adapt to meet your needs.
Q. Who are you?
· current role
· hope to achieve
Ice breaker activity
Training Session Agenda
Title of Session:
Date of delivery:
Organization name training session plan
|Lesson/ Session title:||Trainer/ Facilitator:||Date:|
|Time:||Duration:||Number of learners/ participants:|
Trainer/ facilitator Activities:
10.30 11.00 11.30 11.50
IntroductionsOverview of… More about…..
Go around the tables assist group activity
Q & A
(question & answer)
Class/small group activity
Students should look for the following answers
There are many ways to format a session or lesson plan – these are just a few ideas. If you have a favourite format please
email it to us and we will include it here.
Other labels for lesson plan include:
curriculum, syllabus etc..
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