Creative Training Techniques (Series)

This webinar event series is based on the number one Train-the-Trainer Program in the world, “Bob Pike’s Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp”. 

This program will provide value for trainers of all ages and experience levels. Seasoned trainers will learn new ways to engage and enliven audiences with more than 50 alternatives to lecture and those new to the training profession will obtain a great foundation on how to use creative training techniques to attract and maintain the interest of their audiences. This is a workshop designed to free participants from boring and unproductive sessions and unlock the true potential of every group.

Ultimately, it is a fun, fast-paced, 'how-to' driven webinar series, which promises dozens of innovative techniques and activities that can be immediately applied to the participants' own training situations. Furthermore, the Creative Training Techniques – Webinar Event Series offers extensive world-class research to support the models and techniques experienced, thus providing the 'know how' with the 'how to'!

Key topics covered in the session

Module One: How to open, close, revisit & energise Training

  • Learn why participant-centred training is needed and works
  • Experience the power of interactive techniques to dramatically increase retention
  • Discover 7 ways to remember anything
  • Apply C.O.R.E (Closers, Openers, Revisiters, Energisers) elements to your content to increase retention, reduce training time, and dramatically improve application

Module Two: How to structure Participant-Centred Training

  • Create training plans following Instructor Led/Participant Centred (IL/PC model)
  • Manage your classroom more effectively
  • Apply the 90/20/10 rule to your training
  • Understand that training is a process, not an event
  • Identify 8 tips to improve PowerPoint slides
  • Use the EAT model to make your content stick

Module Three: How to value Adult Learners

  • List 12 methods to create a motivating learning environment
  • Appeal to all adult learning styles
  • Understand how to capture and transfer knowledge from across different generations
  • Discuss strategies to manage the most common difficult participants
  • Choose three strategies to improve the transfer of training back on the job

Dates and Times

To ensure we maintain the integrity of the workshop content and maintain participant interaction, this workshop will be delivered over three webinar sessions.




Session 1

18 May 2017

11.00am -1.00pm

10.30am - 12.30pm

9.00am - 11.00am

Session 2

25 May 2017

11.00am -1.00pm

10.30am - 12.30pm

9.00am - 11.00am

Session 3

1 June 2017

11.00am -1.00pm

10.30am - 12.30pm

9.00am - 11.00am

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session close. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging on to the online training session.

Bio of presenter

Velg Training, Webinar, VET, VET PD, Presenter

Marc Ratcliffe is a multi-award-winning trainer, author and education entrepreneur. He is the CEO and founder of MRWED Training and Assessment, a private RTO that specialises in Trainer Training. He is a strong advocate for "edu-tainment" and believes that learner involvement and fun are integral to student success. He continues to be an in demand conference speaker and workshop facilitator, having presented at more than 50 conferences in a dozen countries in the past decade and was recently named as the winner of the “Best Training and Development Leadership” Award for 2017 at the World Training and Development Congress in Mumbai. Marc is one of only three people in Australia certified to deliver Bob Pike’s Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp.


Who should attend

  • CEO/Owner
  • Trainer/Assessor
  • Head of Faculty/Department/Area Manager
  • Consultant
  • Private Individual
  • Researchers

Cost of Workshop

  • Member - $359.00 (incl. GST)
  • Non-Member - $390.00 (incl. GST)

What to expect

Presented by Marc Ratcliffe, you will be provided with the following resources 48 hours prior to Session 1 in the webinar series:

  • A unique URL to register your seat on GoToTraining for Session 1

You will be provided with the following resources within 48 hours after the completion of each session:

  • Recording of the webinar (access for two weeks)
  • PDF copy of the Chat Q&A transcript

You will be provided with the following resources within 48 hours after the completion of this webinar series:

  • Electronic Statement of Attendance (must attend all three sessions)

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter, Marc Ratcliffe, before the session, please email

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Further information

For further information about the webinar program, please contact Velg Training.

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