Train me please
January 6, 2011 12:23 PM Subscribe
So what does "train-the-trainer" really mean anyway?
posted by RajahKing to writing & language (23 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I work in the non-profit world, and I have for a while. If you have too, you know terminology gets thrown around a lot; and recently, all I am hearing about is new programs utilizing "train-the-trainer" technology.
I get the gist of "train-the-trainer" Its a training/program model in which the trainer trains a group about something, that said group can then re-train subsequent audiences how to do.
I guess I have just been through enough "here's how you use this database - go show your staff how to do it, too" that I am skeptical about the accuracy in the usage of the word "train-the-trainer" in its application to many trainings. I mean, show me how to do something and I can probably show another person how to do (at least a little) of the task.
So, is there anything that actually defines "train-the-trainer" as a unqiue kind or type of training?