What Qualifications Do I Need To Start A Training Business?

From the point of view of the person who wants to become a trainer, the answer may be pleasing. In reality, since anyone can call him or herself a trainer, thus hanging out the business shingle, there are actually are no official lists of qualifications, particularly if you want to run your own training seminar business.

Since barriers to entrance into the career are so low, or non-existent, you will find successful trainers coming in from all kinds of other careers, from social work, to computer technology, through to psychology, and public school teaching.

That's not to say that having qualifications and/or credentials aren't a help. They are, but many trainers succeed in training businesses without having completed formal education in the field. And, having qualifications (like relevant experience, courses taken, etc) or not having them is less important than having the SKILLS needed to be an effective trainer, seminar leader, or training business owner.

In training, as in other unregulated fields, success may actually be dependent on the ability to market and plan your business, rather than on any qualifications, or, sadly, a person's ability and skills.

See also: Do I need credentials to start a training business?

Mini-Guides For Trainers, Coaches, Group Leaders, Managers

Mini-Guides are short, but comprehensive guides to help those that are in the business of helping people learn. Most are under ten dollars, and available in Kindle, or in PDF, printable and downloadable formats. For full information click on the item picture.


The Science And Art Of Giving Feedback

Or Get It On The Kindle

Training Needs Assessment Step By Step

Or Get It On The Kindle

One-To_One Training For Small Business Owners

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Presenting To Resistant And Difficult Groups

This is a MUST HAVE for anyone who works with groups - trainers, managers, public speakers, meeting leaders. We all encounter groups with people who "don't want to be there", or with members that are angry, hostile, and react negatively to what you have to say. This mini-guide provides you with the information and skills to handle negative comments, heckling, the high responder, and will help you prevent difficult group situations from becoming big problems. Be prepared to handle the common problems that occur in groups.

There's More: Handouts, Meeting And Training Takeaways, Job Aids

Our mini-guides and helpcards have been greeted with great enthusiasm by trainers, learners, speakers and managers, because they can be used as low cost, practical job aids, or takeaways for various group sessions.

We offer big bulk discounts, so it may cost you as little as $2.00 per copy to license for use in your sessions. Topics include:

Delegation Managing Conflict Performance Management
Effective Communication Being An Effective Team Member Effective Leadership

Browse the complete selection to see if any of the material will fit for your session, whether you are delivering a training session, or leading a group, or conducting a meeting on a topic covered. Click here to open a new window.

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