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Instrument 11-1: Trainer Competencies
This assessment instrument is useful for managing your own professional development, and can help increase the effectiveness of your training sessions with newly appointed supervisors. Trainers can use this instrument in the following ways:
Self-assessment. Trainers can rate their own competencies on a five-point scale to generate a profile of overall competency and to identify the areas that most need improvement. After completing the self-assessment, trainers can use Tool 11-1: Trainer's Action Plan for Professional Improvement to outline a specific and detailed action plan for enhancing competencies.
End-of-course feedback. Trainers may use this instrument to solicit ratings from participants, to gather information on how their work is perceived by others and to correct self-perceptions regarding vital competencies. When participants do not have sufficient information to rate trainers on all 12 competencies addressed in this instrument, specify which items they should answer or ask them to rate only those for which they can provide accurate feedback.
Observer feedback. This instrument can be used by observers of training programmes, including co-trainers, to provide very meaningful feedback for the trainer.
Repeat ratings. This instrument can form the basis for tracking professional trainers' growth in the competencies needed to develop new supervisors effectively. It can be used repeatedly as a self-assessment or feedback form to track progress in relation to an action plan for improvement.
Training new supervisors is challenging, especially because it requires such a range of skills. This instrument addresses a set of...
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