Train the Trainer

Our training programme for training professionals

For PM² Alliance members only

Upcoming Train the Trainer Courses

PM² session:
The first module will be delivered on October 10, 12, and 13, 2023
and the second module will be delivered on October 30, 31, and November 2, 2023.
All sessions and modules are conducted online between 16:00-20:00 CET.

Are you a professional educator?

Your journey towards the PM² Trainer Certification starts here. 

Train the Trainer (TtT) is PM² Alliance’s own trainer development programme and is prerequisite for anyone wishing to obtain the PM² Trainer Certification. The intensive four days training covers a wide range of topics that span from the elaboration of the methodology’s tools and artefacts to adult learning theory and instructional design methodology.

Gain a practical, how-to of the entire training function. Through modelling of the best practices and latest techniques in training delivery, discover the 4Ps of training: Purpose & Assessment, Planning & Preparation, Presentation & Facilitation, and Performance & Evaluation.
Learn and apply effective training techniques for engaging a variety of learning styles, developing learning objectives, and evaluating the impact of your training initiatives. New trainers will gain a strong foundation in critical training skills and seasoned trainers will be introduced to new approaches for delivering the PM² Methodology efficiently.

The PM² Alliance Trainer Certification Programme Description

Τhe PM² Trainer Certification Programme is designed to help PM² Alliance Certified Trainers achieve a master level understanding of the PM² Methodology and training methods. It prepares them to teach PM² and the highest level in accordance to the PM² Alliance standards so that in turn, they can also prepare their students in using PM² effectively in their projects and in achieving one of the PM² Alliance Certifications

The Train the Trainer (TtT) programmes is comprised by:

  • a 4 day workshop (2 days advanced PM² training + 2 days advanced training methods)
  • Pre & Post online modules
  • PM² Essentials Certification Exam
  • PM² Advanced Certification Exam
  • PM² Trainer Certification Exam
  • Access to an additional (optional) accreditation by the NCFE as a Post Graduate Diploma in Training and Development

This highly interactive and advanced knowledge and neuroscience-based four days workshop is designed to prepare Trainers or Educators to achieve the PM² Alliance Trainer Certification and become qualified PM² trainers.

Participants will be exposed to advanced concepts of PM² and learn how to design and deliver PM² courses to the highest quality standards of the PM² Alliance.
The PM² Alliance Trainer Certification enables PM² trainers to deliver trainings with maximum learning impact, enabling their training participants to:
• appreciate the PM² Methodology
• be able to effectively apply PM² in their projects and their organisation
• embark on a project management journey of continuous improvement and maturity
• prepare for the achievement of PM² Certifications.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Apply Neuroscience and Brain-Based Learning tools and techniques to improve retention, understanding, skills and achieve long-term change in the behaviour of their trainees
  • Understand and embrace the role and responsibilities of the successful PM² Trainer
  • Design and implement Training Needs Analysis
  • Design custom training courses based on the PM² Methodology
  • Develop practical and useful Training Material
  • Use available Training Media and Material effectively to support a blended learning experience
  • Apply advanced Presentation and Training Delivery skills in action
     ◦ Effective Body Language Techniques in training delivery
     ◦ Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Techniques
     ◦ Manage training groups and difficult trainees effectively
  • Apply an effective Evaluation Strategy and follow a ‘Lessons Learned’ approach
Training Approach

“The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting - Plutarch”

This Workshop provides a thorough exploration of the PM² Methodology the PM² elements and plans. The seminar presents a number of exercises and workshops on core Project Management tools, techniques and key PM² templates.

Having completed this workshop, participants will be able to start training students on both the essential and advanced PM² best practices, tools and techniques.
The Training Method is Workshop based and the philosophy is to ‘Learn by doing’, using Experiential Learning Techniques. Participants will learn the PM² Training methodology, the Tools and Techniques and work on PM² educational scenarios and practical examples, with Job Aids and Templates.

Finally, a micro-teaching video-recorded practice and coaching are applied to enhance future PM² Trainers’ performance.

Certification Exam

The PM² Trainer Certification exam (30 multiple choice questions, 40’ online exam) tests the master-level knowledge of a trainer on all aspects of the PM² Methodology, as well as and their ability to effectively explain basic and advanced aspects of the methodology and the certification process.

NCFE Post Graduate Diploma

After completing the Trainer Programme, PM² Alliance Certified Trainers are pre-qualified to continue their development and pursue an additional accreditation by the NCFE.  

NCFE is a leading provider of educational qualifications services in UK and has a strong heritage in learning and has been at the forefront of technical and vocational education for over 170 years. NCFE designs, develops and certifies diverse qualifications and awards, which have contributed to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals.

The additional (optional) certification is the: Post Graduate Diploma in Training and Development, Level 7 (NCFE, IIQ2199)

The NCFE Certification involves the preparation of 5 written assignments within 3 months after the completion of the PM² Alliance TtT Program, and the effort depends on the experience of each candidate (35 learning hours on average).

For more information contact us via the Train the Trainer application form. 

It was an outstanding learning experience with fantastic well equipped trainers and experts with vast experience in the project management, certainly exceeded my expectations. It was an excellent blend of PM2 methology and the vision of PM2 Alliances, teaching and learning techniques and practical examples and workshops. It was amazing to learn balancing the P’s, how employ the human aspects in the project management, and how to manage the projects lean and delivering the objectives on time and budget. Not to be missed!

Bulent Artan, Project Manager LinkedIn

Registration Prerequisites:

If you have already acquired the PM² Essentials Certification, the PM² Advanced Certification and you have applied for the PM² Trainer Certification, you may reserve your seat.

If you are not already on the path to become a Certified PM² Trainer, find out how you can attain the PM² Trainer Certification below.