Delivering Experiential Learning - Train the Trainer
 
(Friday 11th October 4pm to Monday 14th October 2pm)
 
The next IOL Train the Trainer course for members wishing to deliver the new Institute for Outdoor Learning Continuous Professional Development offering ‘Delivering Experiential Learning in the Outdoors’. 
 
This CPD course was described in detail in the Spring 2023 issue of the IOL Horizons Magazine: Practically Speaking - Delivering Experiential Learning
 

This course will train you how to deliver the 3 modules of the DEL course to others. You will also get professional supervision in the form of the course trainer talking through your first course. Existing trainers use the course in a number of ways; some use it to enhance their in-house staff training to enhance their existing practice; some teach all 3 modules in one go as a commercial course; some do the same but as individual units; some deliver the course to school based staff that they work with as part of their wider outdoor learning provision; some may use it in other ways too!

You would also become part of a small network of fellow trainers, where you can seek ongoing support and share good practice as well as the ongoing supervision, updates and quality assurance.

Experiential learning is incredibly powerful and this course really enhances your understanding of it and your confidence and competence in teaching it to others.

 
DEL comprises three modules all of which are experiential, and person centred in approach. 
- Module 1 ‘Facilitation’ offers participants opportunities to hone their skills and refine their approach to making learning easy for their clients. 
- Module 2 ‘Fostering a Connection’ allows participants to explore how they might use games, quizzes, storytelling and a host of other activities to foster their clients’ connection to the world around them and in so doing hopefully improve the health and wellbeing of both their clients and the planet. 
- Module 3 ‘Reflective Practice for Outdoor Learning Providers’ explores a fun approach to reflective practice that aims to make life and work easier and more enjoyable. 
 
All three modules are recognised as CPD for members of the Mountain Training Association and of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors.
 
The Train the Trainer course is also experiential, and person focused, in keeping with the ethos of the modules it prepares you to deliver.  Participants will have the chance to experience all three CPD modules (Facilitation, Fostering a Connection, and Reflective Practice for Outdoor Learning Providers) as participants before discussing delivery models, exploring resources, and planning next steps.  There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.
 
Applicants for the Train the Trainer course should be able to demonstrate a commitment to delivering outdoor learning experientially and have had experience of training others.  If you are interested in attending, please contact [email protected] for more details and an application form. 
 
After completing the course, each participant will be assigned a supervisor to support them in planning and reviewing their first course. 
 
The cost of supervision is included in the price of the course.
 
The course costs £365 which also includes an evening meal on October 11th, lunches on 12th, 13th, and 14th plus teas, coffees, and snacks.
 
Venue: Plas Y Brenin National Outdoor Centre, Capel Curig, LL24 0ET
This course is non-residential.  Plas Y Brenin may be able to offer B&B if they have space.  Please contact them directly if you wish to book (early booking of accommodation at PYB is recommended).
 
This event is open for IOL Members only.