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Reviewing Skills and Tools for Trainers

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Reviewing Workshop       Transfer Workshop

Roger Greenaway, Reviewing Skills Training, is providing 2 x 2 day workshops at Log Heights, Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire, England
[Log Heights has since evolved into
- same castle, same Shirley, more twist
still training trainers]
Both of these two 2-day programmes are for trainers who want to make training more dynamic and effective. Both programmes provide a unique opportunities for exploring the use of active and creative reviewing techniques under the guidance of Dr. Roger Greenaway who has a wide experience internationally of providing trainer-training in this field. These workshops will extend your toolkit for maximising learning and for promoting the transfer of learning. You may attend one or both programmes.

The first event provides an excellent opportunity for you to:

  • Develop reviewing skills that enable your clients gain maximum value from your courses
  • Learn how to use reviewing techniques that make the most of training experiences
  • Practise reviewing methods that are as engaging as the training activities themselves
  • Become more proficient in skills that are central to successful facilitation.
Reviewing is probably the most important and underdeveloped skill in experience-based training. Better reviewing helps participants gain full value from the training you provide. Better reviewing also helps learners take their learning into the future - resulting in real and continuing development.

Reviewing Skills and Tools for Trainers

The first 2-day workshop
is about improving the quality of the whole training experience - both during training exercises and during reviews. You will learn how to maintain full involvement throughout the learning process - ensuring that learners are alert, motivated and curious. You will learn a number of methods for keeping the connections alive between doing and thinking - rather than just alternating between these two modes of learning. Whatever the purpose of your training, a skilled and confident approach to reviewing will help to generate a highly productive climate for learning.

Topics include:

  • how to use reviewing to accelerate group development
  • how to fire up the process of experiential learning
  • how to raise the quality of communication within a group
  • how to keep reviews alive and moving,
  • how to deal with resistances to learning.
  • how to achieve specific objectives
  • how to develop your skills in active reviewing
You will be able to try out a stimulating range of reviewing methods using natural objects, visual aids, stories, replays and other techniques from creative arts, drama, counselling and group work. This workshop will extend your toolkit and develop your skills in using these versatile reviewing tools.

Programme Details: Reviewing Skills and Tools for Trainers

How to Transfer Learning
and give your training lasting impact

The second 2-day workshop

This workshop is well supported by recent theories about the transfer of learning, but the priority is a practical one - to develop and extend your reviewing toolkit. It is about how to add to the impact of experience-based learning - so that both the experiences and the learning will live on after the event. You will discover what you can do throughout training events to ensure that they have a longer-term impact.

Topics include:

  • how to help learners develop strong links between their course experiences and their everyday world.
  • how to organise reviews towards the end of a training course when there is 'too much' to review.
  • how to integrate appraisal, feedback, learning plans, action plans and evaluation into your programme.
  • how to review a lot in a short time
  • how to help learners test their plans
  • how to evaluate the training you provide
  • how to review your own experiences of facilitating reviews.
  • how to develop strategies for your own continuing professional development in reviewing skills.
This second workshop is suitable for experienced reviewers or for people who have attended other workshops provided by Roger Greenaway.
Programme details: How to Transfer Learning

10 benefits of effective reviewing

  1. You are more in touch with learners
  2. You develop communication skills (yours and theirs)
  3. You develop learning skills (yours and theirs)
  4. You add value to what happens
  5. You make benefits more tangible
  6. You find evidence for evaluation
  7. You become more alert and responsive to what is going on
  8. You help learners clarify and achieve their objectives
  9. You assist transfer of learning

About Roger Greenaway

Roger Greenaway is the author of Playback and other books and articles about reviewing. Roger provided his first trainer-training courses in reviewing at Brathay in the early eighties. He was awarded a doctorate in 1995 for a study entitled 'Powerful Learning Experiences in Management Learning and Development'. Roger now provides reviewing skills training and consultancy in the UK and abroad.

''... went down so well with the staff that we asked Roger to run a second training event for us''
Randall Williams
Bowles Training Services, UK

''Your techniques are still working wonders for us on the job with what occasionally seem to be miraculous results. Thank you still.'' [3 months on]
Caroline Sillman
Corporate Adventure Associates, SA

''... our clients benefited long term because the transfer of learning from our programmes was greatly enhanced''
Andy Brown
Executive Director of ThinkWOW, China

More testimonials

Programme details

For more details of programmes described on this page go to:

Down Your Way

If you would like either of these events to come to you (instead of you going to them) please contact Roger Greenaway at to discover how this can become a reality - whether you are one person or a group of colleagues, and wherever you live in the world.

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