Cygnus Support's newly trained trainers

20 December 2019

Cygnus invests in staff through Train the Trainer course

Five of Cygnus's counsellors recently completed a two-day ILM accredited Professional Trainer Techniques (PTT) course called Train the Trainer and are now ready to develop and deliver our upcoming Parent and Carer Mental Health workshops and future training we have planned.

Delivered by Ralph Moody of Target Training Associates, the training provided the staff and volunteers with the essential skills and techniques to engage and motivate learners and was described as "fantastic!".

The participants were taken through a variety of training techniques and each one of them gave a number of presentations that ranged from 'self-care tools' and 'listening skills' through to 'the benefits of reusable nappies'!  The wide range of elements covered included: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Principles of Training and a number of engagement techniques.  It was an excellent learning opportunity and all those who participated said how much they had enjoyed and benefited from Ralph's relaxed learning style, enthusiasm and breadth of knowledge.

"The trainer was inspiring and the course was well structured and interesting.  Ralph's friendly approach really helped me to learn new skills and build my confidence around delivering presentations to groups"


Ralph and the course participants