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Program Description

This course will help the participants appreciate the presentation and facilitation concepts necessary for conducting an engaging course. They will be able to recognize which facilitation methods fit their learning objectives and use the same not just to engage the learners but also to assess their progress. The methods to be presented will be demonstrated and practiced to increase the participants’ confidence in using them. The practicum activity toward the end of the course will help the participants assess how much they have learned and create a plan to further enhance them if they are to secure the Certified Master Trainer Certification.

Prerequisite and Target Participants

You’re eligible for this program if you’ve completed the Training Fundamentals course on our learning experience platform. Otherwise, you can include the course fee in your registration or become a PSTD member to access the Training Fundamentals course for free. Apply for membership at https://pstd.org/application.

This certification program is best for

  1. subject matter experts,
  2. line trainers,
  3. managers and supervisors,
  4. learning and development teams, and
  5. human resources business partners.


Upon completion of the course, the participants are expected to be able to

  1. enumerate the requirements for Certified Master Trainer Certification;
  2. align their learning materials, visual aids, and presentation techniques for higher learner engagement;
  3. identify the necessary skills for effective learning facilitation;
  4. use established learning theories and concepts to design their facilitation plan;
  5. promote learning engagement through learning technologies; and
  6. practice deductive and inductive facilitation techniques based on their learning objectives.

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Course Modules

  • Opening Remarks
  • House Rules
  • Leveling of Expectations
  • Course Objectives
  • Presentation of the CMT Certification Requirements and the Program Framework
Session 1: Presentation Dynamics
  • Diagnostic Exercise (3 min prepared presentation per pax)
  • The Four Cornerstones of Presentation (Audience, Purpose, Material, and Self)
  • Calibrating your Presentation for Learner Engagement
  • Clarifying your Objectives
  • Working with Your Presentation Materials
  • Demonstrating Platform Skills
  • Preparation for Practicum
Session 2: Facilitation Skills
  • Theories of Learning (Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning, Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory, and Knowles Adult Learning Principles)
  • Four Facilitation skills (Attending, Observing, Questioning, and Listening)
Session 3: Designing Learner Engagement Methods
  • 4-Step Deductive Method
  • The Four A’s of the Inductive Method
  • Preparation for Practicum
  • Dealing with a Challenging Situation in Training
  • Engaging your Learners Online
Practicum on Presentation and Facilitation