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Professional Skills for DGR Instructors - Categories 1,2,3,6 (Classroom, 5 days)

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Learn through practice with this IATA DGR train the trainer program.

The challenge for those who design and deliver Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) Training is how to overcome the technical nature of the subject and incorporate active learning into their training design and delivery. 

This course focuses on techniques and strategies to: plan a robust Dangerous Goods training program; open a training session; impart learning through active learning; sequence learning activities to ensure an effective mix and flow; and, conclude a training session with an emphasis on knowledge transfer — applying the learning back on the job.

Participants will learn and practice a variety of core techniques to lead adult learning, instructional design and facilitation techniques. In addition, ample opportunity will be available to apply these techniques and strategies during the course.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Recommended level: Management
Prerequisites: Participant should hold a valid DGR certificate for category 6 at the time of registration and:

  • Have at least 5 years working knowledge and experience in hazardous materials and safety operations or cargo operations
  • Speak, write and understand English at a functional level 

Next class

Jun 08 - Jun 12, 2015 - Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)

8 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply adult learning principles
  • Write training objectives and formulate test questions for a given target group
  • Develop DGR training program using instructional design techniques
  • Learn how to develop, implement and execute an effective instructional plan
  • Facilitate learning by applying effective facilitation techniques
  • Prepare visual aids required for the training unit
  • Refresh your knowledge of the IATA and ICAO Dangerous Goods Regulations

Course content

  • Understanding and applying adult learning theory
  • Leveraging adult learner differences
  • Mastering instructional planning
  • Producing structured lesson plan
  • Instructional method and learning outcomes
  • Designing effective examination
  • Mastering facilitation techniques
  • First day of class strategies
  • Mastering media and visual aids
  • Classroom management

A mandatory Dangerous Goods Regulations exam will be given to assess technical competence on category 6.

Download full outline (pdf)

Please come prepared with the following materials:

  • Calculator:This course involves calculation exercise
  • Laptop: You will create a teaching portfolio as a class project

Complimentary copies of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual and Dangerous Goods Regulations Training Workbook 1 will be provided with the course material.

Who should attend

  • Dangerous Goods instructors for category 1, 2, 3 and 6 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR
  • Instructional designers responsible to develop DGR training program for all categories

Airlines training specialists and instructional designers for categories 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 might be interested in attending the Dangerous Goods Instructional Techniques.

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Additional information

About IATA Classroom Training
We train more than 10,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-company sessions. Our 200+ classroom courses are developed using IATA’s unique industry insight and delivered by IATA Instructors, experts in their fields. More

Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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