Train-the-Trainer: becoming a dynamic facilitator in research

Aim:To help participants design and deliver appealing and useful classes for their participants.
Provider: Alicia Marín Muniesa & Reimund Fickert
For:All PRBB residents with training responsibilities or teaching assignments.

At some point in their career, many scientists have to facilitate groups or take over teaching responsibilities. But being an excellent researcher is no guarantee to effective knowledge transfer in the classroom. Specific skills must be developed in order to make every session dynamic, memorable and successful.

This workshop will support participants to develop the skills, techniques and personal attitudes for succeeding in their training assignment. Participants will:

• Reflect on own teaching/facilitating style.
• Identify best practices for making your classes and workshops more dynamic, memorable and successful.
• Get to know and practice several types of exercises and group dynamics that can be used in various group facilitation scenarios.

Study commitment:

All participants must have in mind a training intervention (workshop, course, class) on any topic, and send a draft outline in advance.


Alicia Marín Muniesa is a consultant, coach and trainer. She focuses on talent development and coaching projects for international managers and organizations relating to leadership skills, communication, cross cultural effectiveness, self management and team development. She also mentors other trainers to make their sessions more lively and effective. Associate professor at IE-Business School and Ostelea.

Reimund Ficker has been director of projects of the PRBB since March, 2003. In this position he is responsible for activities in the areas of science support, communication and business development. He also has extended experience designing and running workshops.

"It was really inspiring and moving! Now I want to keep learning how to improve my teaching and communication in general" Edition 2018.
"I enjoyed it a lot and I have discovered a lot of possibilities to improve my classes/trainings" Edition 2107.

Dates: Place/time: Capacity: State:  
14th, 21st and 28th November 2019 14th Nov: Charles Darwin room; 21st & 28th Nov: Ramon y Cajal room
9:30 - 13:30
15 Registration open   Register here!

Please note that the course might be cancelled if one month before starting there is not a minimum number of participants

For any questions or comments please email

Finished editions:

9th, 16th & 18th October 2018
21st, 28th & 30th November 2017