Training the Trainers
Training the Trainers is a series of ongoing workshops that are run by Wikimedia UK with the aim of giving volunteers the ability to teach others in how to contribute to the Wikimedia projects. WMUK's trainers are there to provide training for others, and they lead many training events across the UK.
As an illustration, a standard Train the Trainers course focuses on enabling the participants to develop and deliver high quality training which draws on their own skills and expertise.
By the end of the course the participants are able to:
- Set training objectives and structure a session with appropriate material to meet those objectives
- Present information clearly to different audiences and use visual aids effectively
- Identify ways to make the sessions interactive and participative and deal with questions
As a part of the course participants also receive individual feedback. This provides the opportunity to discuss performance and reactions to the course privately. It promotes intense reflection and rounded learning.
The participants are also able to:
- Recognise the importance of diversity in the training context
- Respond appropriately to the needs of volunteer trainers
- Understand the impact of different learning and communication styles when designing and delivering training
- Use active listening to guide their interaction with participants
- Give effective and appropriate feedback to other participants
Participants sign an agreement after the course to clarify expectations from both sides around delivering training, an example of which can be found here - Training the Trainers/Agreement_for_trainers.
The next round of Train the Trainer Course will take place between November - December 2023.
Read what some of our volunteers who attended Train the Trainers say about it:
"Really enjoyed the training, learnt a lot and look forward to putting it into practice."
"It was an interactive, comprehensive online session."
"I thought it was a really good balance between us talking in our groups, and wider discussion - without feeling under pressure to report back about every detail."
"I enjoyed this much more than I expected and learned a lot more than I expected as well. It really was designed to give a feeling of community and support between trainers, and managed to deliver this despite it being online."
"Thanks for some really excellent, interactive and engaging training. I'm feeling much more confident now - knowing I have the support of the cohort and trainers to draw on is very reassuring!"
List of trainers
This list is optional and maintained by the volunteers themselves. Please add your user page below if you attended Train the Trainer and would like to share your profile:
- start here by adding a link to your user page, e.g. User:Esma Gjertsen
|Approximate distribution of trained trainers in the United Kingdom|
Follow the links below to access volunteer trainer role definition and historic consultations:
- Training the Trainers/Volunteer role: Wikimedia UK trainer
- Training on one leg
- Train the Trainers consultation
- Train the Trainers report
- Train the trainers - how can we make it perfect?
Here you can access the pages for the previous training events:
- 2012 Activity Plan/Train the Trainers
- Training the Trainers/June 2012 event
- Training the Trainers/October 2012 event
- Training the Trainers/2013 Tender
- Training the Trainers/2013 review of the tender
- Training the Trainers/February 2013 event
- Train the Trainers Tender 2014
- Train the Trainers refresher 2014
- Training the Trainers/August 2014 event
- Training the Trainers/February 2014 event
- Training the Trainers/November 2014 event
- Hyfforddi'r Hyfforddwyr, Chwefror 1- 2, 2014
- Training the Trainers/July 2016 event
- Training the Trainers/July 2017 event
- Training the Trainers/December 2019 event
- Wikimedia in Scotland/Train the Trainer 2019
- Training the Trainers/June 2020 event
- Training the Trainers/February 2022 event
- Training the trainers/December 2022 event