Training sessions with impact: How to ensure the people you teach actually learn!

Poor teaching & training is neither ethical or professional. The underpinning philosophy of this workshop is  to improve the effectiveness of teaching and training in both academic and applied psychology. This workshop is geared to different groups depending on the sort of teaching or training they do and how experienced they are.

Provisional timetable
09:30 Registration/tea and coffee 
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30 -13:00 Lunch
16:00 Workshop ends


This workshop is geared to different groups depending on the sort of teaching or training they do and how experienced they are.

For lecturers this workshop can help them appreciate the importance of active learning and how to engage learners so that any teaching session has real impact.

For applied psychologists training others in their field this workshop can support them in developing the skills and abilities of their trainees so that they learn independently outside of the classroom.

For managers, this workshop can support managers in assessing the quality of training and how to use feedback and training plans to improve quality.

Pre-course work

Delegates will be asked to provide a description of the type of training environment they work in, how they assess learning outcomes and any particular issues that affect their teaching.

Target audience

Lecturers, academic and applied psychologists training others, trainers and managers.

Learning outcomes and objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • identify the elements of an effective training session
  • appreciate the importance of active participation and engagement in learning
  • experience some strategies for involving learners that they could adapt for their own practice
  • understand the role of the trainer in supporting different types of learners
  • develop their confidence in planning training programmes and assessing the quality of training


Facilitator: Julia Pollock MBPsS

Julia Pollock is an experienced manager, coach and teacher with a passion for supporting people ‘to do even better’. Julia has been a senior manager in further education for 20 years. She has delivered lectures, seminars and training courses to groups from 5 to 500 and taught psychology, leadership and coaching skills to learners ranging from entry to degree level. This includes training sessions and keynote lecturers at Sheffield Hallam & Lincoln University and Sunderland Centre of Excellence in Teacher Training. Julia’s belief in developing people won her a national award in 2010 for Workforce Development and spurred her on to leave the classroom to qualify in coaching and mentoring. JuliaI currently works as a freelance coach, trainer and facilitator.

Booking information


  • Non-Society members: £142 (£118.33 + VAT)
  • Society members: £111 (£92.50 + VAT)
  • DARTP members: £80 (£66.67 +VAT)

How to book:


Registration is now closed 

Mon, 04/03/2013 (All day)
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 9925

Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology & BPS Learning Centre