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This fast paced, participative workshop shows participants how NLP techniques can be used to create and deliver inspirational training events. A six-day programme (consisting of two three-day training modules plus project work), this training provides practical help to enable people who wish to become proficient trainers to understand how Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques can be used to deliver outstanding training events.
By attending this highly interactive six-day course you will:
All new and existing trainers who want to acquire a methodical and professional NLP based approach to delivering training events.
The NLP for Trainers programme runs as two three-day modules plus a one-day review session, each about three months apart. In part one, Core NLP Techniques, people learn about the most vital and dynamic NLP ideas, concepts and techniques. The workshop covers the history of NLP and the ‘presuppositions’ or fundamental principles of the discipline. We then move on to explore the most powerful NLP tools starting with techniques for building rapport (the foundation upon which most of the NLP tools rely for their effectiveness); outcome thinking; anchoring; neurological levels and hypnotic language patterns.
In part two, Presenting with NLP, trainers learn how to apply NLP methods to make their delivery engaging, memorable and authoritative. Development on this module is based primarily around the feedback given to participants based on their practise presentations though also included is material on meta programmes; metaphors and managing the mood or ‘emotional state’ of groups.
Each workshop is followed by an Action Learning phase, which involves the participants meeting once every two weeks for about thirty minutes and discussing how they are using the tools in action. This allows the delegates to support and coach each other as they try out their new skills in the work environment. We conclude this phase with a Closure Workshop (about three months after the Presenting with NLP Course) during which each participant gives a presentation on how they have applied the lessons from the training in ‘real life’. In this way the impact of the training on the business can be evaluated.
The course is based on applying design concepts to either a live training project, or a recently completed one. It is therefore important that participants bring with them information and data about a ‘real life’ workshop they are working on because this forms the basis of the case study material.
A brief introduction to the subject, covering its formation, key theorists and main developments; including frequently used definitions of NLP.
An overview of levels at which NLP works and how they can be used to position messages and influence people.
A fundamental aspect of NLP is the beliefs and attitudes that underpin the structure of the tools and the manner in which they are used. Here we engage in an exploration of the philosophy that underpins NLP and cover the thinking and fundamental principles underlying the subject.
Understanding why a sense of mutual understanding (or rapport) is so important in the successful application of NLP tools and the ways in which it is achieved.
The ‘well-formed outcomes process’ is the primary NLP goal setting method. It places great stress on developing a positive mental attitude and an emotional commitment towards achieving a goal. Done well the goals set using this process helps to generate the psychological momentum that is necessary to take action and so drive things forward.
Learning how to control our moods (or emotional states). One application, for example, would be the ability to create feelings of confidence at the start of a presentation.
Appreciating how our choice of words affects the thoughts and emotions of the listener, and understanding how to deliberately select language to have the maximum affect.
Building a history of agreement into a conversation so that the other person gets into the habit of agreeing with you. These techniques help to generate a positive tone to the whole of the meeting, course or interview.
This set of tools is concerned with asking high-quality questions that map out precisely a person’s needs, concerns, issues or requirements.
Sub modalities are the fine distinctions that people make in their use of sensory language when they express themselves. By tuning into the fine distinctions in the way people use language we can shape our messages to have a powerful impact on their feelings and perceptions.
This part of the training course involves using tools adapted from hypnotherapy to speak in highly persuasive ways. The language patterns taught in this section are based on the work of the famous American hypnotherapist Milton Erickson MD and they allow the trainer to have a subtle but powerful affect on their course delegates thought processes and perceptions.
Prepare and deliver a 5-10 minute presentation on a core NLP technique (e.g. anchoring, swish pattern, outcome thinking) while demonstrating as many of the skills covered in module one as possible.
Learning how to control the moods (or emotional states) of others and especially groups.
In NLP meta programmes are defined as common thought patterns that are used to process information. By understanding our preferred patterns (and those of our delegates) it is possible to present information in a way that makes it clear and compelling.
Metaphors, analogies and similes have an important part to play in NLP because correctly structured they have a powerful impact on a person’s unconscious mind so that they are influenced by them in subtle but profound ways.
The Disney strategy is one of the key NLP tools for understanding planning in general and how to structure and conduct meetings in particular. It also explains the source of certain types of resistance to learning that can occur during courses and suggests ways of overcoming them.
Outstanding trainers plan and rehearse the lecture component of their workshops thoroughly but quickly. The Boulden Masterful Planning Method™ is a mnemonic in which each letter in the word ‘masterful’ covers an aspect of effective preparation. Learning the method allows the design of the presentation to be fast and effective.
Excellent presenters and trainers speak naturally and with pride. Here we consider the postural, breathing, and voice projection aspects of speaking well to groups. The exercises are of the type that is taught to actors and singers.
Participants take turns to deliver a five-minute presentation on one of the NLP topics in front of the group. They are then given feedback by reviewing videotape of their presentation and as a result of getting feedback against the Boulden assessment checklist.
Methods for dealing with hostile, difficult or awkward questions.
Participants spend the day taking turns to deliver a series of ten-minute presentations based on workshops or coaching sessions that they typically run (or will have to run) as part of their normal work roles. As they do this participants are asked to integrate the NLP tools into the way they deliver the content. They are given feedback by watching videotape of their presentation and by being reviewed against the Boulden assessment checklist. In this way the NLP skills learnt on the programme can become embedded into their natural training style.
A session dedicated to handling any unanswered questions and to writing action plans for continuing professional development.
Feedback is based upon peer reviews using Boulden assessment checklists. Completing the assessment checklists is not only valuable to the people involved in a given case study, or exercise, it also helps those completing them to gain an in-depth understanding of the building blocks that make up an effective and compelling use of NLP tools in the training environment.
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