Structured OJT Trainer Course


  • The first step is to identify those individuals most likely to become successful OJT Trainers.
  • Step two is to train a number (3,6,9 or 12) of OJT Trainers in 3 consecutive days.
  • It can be used to teach all the jobs in your organization—industrial, technical, information services, customer services, engineering, medical, etc., and even as a mentor program for managers.
  • It can be used to improve employee performance at all stages. New hires will learn their jobs correctly; cross trainees will learn to perform error-free; e-learning will be connected to the actual work performed; supervisors will be assured of worker competence.
  • It can be used to support your quality, ISO and Lean programs.

The following links will show details of how the course is delivered.

The course consists of two separate sets of skills— instructional skills and development skills. Instructional skills are learned in the mornings, and development skills are learned in the afternoons.

Instructional Skills

Development Skills

Instructional Skills Training - Your OJT Trainers learn to cause error-free learning by using an intensive and powerful instructional skills process consisting of

  • Content-Free Microteaching
  • Content-Free Coaching
  • Real-Content Coaching

Development Skills Training - Your OJT Trainers learn to ensure and document error-free learning by developing and using

  • Trainee analyses
  • Task analyses
  • Performance objectives
  • Performance checklists
  • Teaching outlines Job aids

Instructional Process

  • This course consists of three days of classroom activities.
  • The mornings consist of practice in explaining and demonstrating "transparent" content followed by "real" content, in order to learn how to cause learning.
  • The afternoons involve learning how to perform trainee analysis, task analysis, write performance objectives, develop performance checklists, plan lessons, and develop job aids.
  • The days of on-the-job practice involves profiling their trainees’ needs, analyzing job tasks that they will teach trainees, and practicing teaching.

Course Schedule


Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Course Introduction
1 hour

Review CFM Reports

1 hour

Developing Training Materials

(Performance Objectives,
Performance Tests,
Lesson Outlines,
Instructional Strategies
and Job Aids)

3 hours

Content-Free Microteaching (CFM)
5 hours
(Teaching in triads to practice the 11 skills involved in explaining)
Content-Free Coaching
3 hours
(Teaching in triads to practice four additional skills required for coaching)
Lesson Planning
1 hour

CFM Planning
1 hour

Trainee Analysis
1 hour


Real-Content Coaching
3 hours

CFM Practice
1 hour
Task Analysis
3 hours
(Performing task analysis on our own tasks in order to have content to teach in the Real-Content Coaching lesson

Planning Delivery

½  hour


Course Summary

½  hour