11 advanced books on training to open new perspective for both experienced trainers and newbies
Feel like you are ready to bring your skills as a trainer to a whole new level?
Allow me to present you with 11 mind-opening books books that will support you in that.
Books to make training more engaging and evidence based
This meta-analyses of 800 studies about learning will give you all the evidence-based answers about what truly works. While this book is written with focus on teachers, many of the insights about what makes learning successful will be of great use for trainers too.
A brilliant book with many practical tips about your design of a workshop (as well as a presentation) built on research and science of learning. Highly recommended.
Here are 65 training strategies in one great book! Achieve amazing training results by stepping aside and support the trainees to learn independently. If you are looking to create learning experiences that are more experience based and deeper, this is the book to start from!
If you are using 4mat in your training design, Engage will help you dive super deep into all the details and practical tips on how to use it better. Caution: it might be slightly overwhelming, it is more of a book to keep coming back to then to read in one sitting.
Offering both perspectives: A trainer as an artist and a trainer as a scientist. Where is the sweet spot? How can we integrate both? This book gives a comprehensive answer - as well as new questions that any trainer should consider.
Looking to make your trainings more practical, active, and better adapted to how people actually learn? I can highly recommend this book to strengthen impact of your workshops.
If you are on of the trainers who easily fall into trap of explaining, presenting or sharing too much info (aren’t we all? :)), this book is here to help you! It will also give you great arguments to share with your leadership and organisation about why presentations will never be the same as actually training the new skills.
An inspiring and practical guide to build workshops that enable the participants to grow, connect and experience. It encourages you to transform - for yourself, for others, or for the world.
A must-read if you want to create the richest environment for your brain to learn. It will change how you construct, deliver and design your trainings and how you offer information towards people.
Books to introduce you to creative approaches and techniques for trainers
If you want to explore new approaches for your trainings, explore what Johnstone shares about the world of Improv Theatre. Having a sight into the art of improvising will give you interesting new exercises, but more than anything, will discover whole new mindset - one that is more open, creative, flexible and playful.
If you want to explore new approaches for your trainings, explore what Johnstone shares about the world of Improv Theatre. Having a sight into the art of improvising will give you interesting new exercises, but more than anything, will discover whole new mindset – one that is more open, creative, flexible and playful.
I hope you will find some inspiration and valuable new ideas & tools in these new books – and that you will use them to bring your training to a whole new level.
Yet, as you know – reading is hardly the same as practicing new skills, reflecting on them with other trainers, and getting feedback to your training.
If you are looking to build up your skills as a trainer further – don’t stay only with the books, but join us for Train the Trainer foundational course or Train the Trainer Advanced and put all those new learnings into practice.