Train Smarter.

Live & Online

Train Smarter is your passport to become a better trainer. This carefully curated programme includes Live Labs, guided study, and practical application of new learned skills.

Why take this course?

No gimmicks and games

Why Train Smarter?

Effective training isn’t about gimmicks and games. It’s about having a deep understanding of people and how the brain works. Knowing the strategies and techniques to ensure your people perform at their peak performance, both in and out of the classroom.

At Stellar Labs, we walk the walk. This training will not only teach you how to be a better trainer, it’ll show you how exhilarating truly effective training can be.

How you will learn.

30 hours' deep learning.

This programme is carefully curated to include:
- 18 hours of live online Labs.
- 12 hours of digital preparation, work-based activities and spaced learning.

6 months of support.

This training programme is like no other. We’ll stay by your side for 6 months, giving you all the support and guidance you need while you put your learning into action.

Mentoring and feedback.

We know mentoring and feedback are crucial steps in training. Your expert mentor and your peers will encourage and challenge you to achieve your goals throughout this training programme.

Tailor made for you.

This digital-first course stands out from the crowd. Access your personalised learning environment from our best-in-class platform and app. Complete, update and track your progress, while you stretch your skills and improve your outcomes.

I’ve a lot of experience in digital training but Train Smarter was a real eye opener for me. It was lovely to experience how you switched activities, almost relentlessly, so that we stayed focused and engaged the whole time. I’m inspired by new methods to facilitate in a digital environment.

Steven Poelmans
Steven Poelmans
Professor Neuroscience & Strategic Leadership
100+
Participants

More than a hundred people have successfully completed this programme.

95%
satisfaction

Almost all our participants would recommend this training to other people.

20+
Companies

We have integrated this training at more than twenty clients.

80%
Efficiency increase

80% of participants have have noticed an improvement in their training effectiveness.

Your learning timeline.

This programme starts way before the live labs. Your learning journey starts with self-paced digital prep to get you lab ready.
Followed by live online sessions, and continued support. This programme is truly the perfect blend.

What you will gain.

Evidence based learning

Knowledge & insight

- The neuroscience evidence behind effective learning
- The secret to engaging virtual sessions
- Robust models to help you succeed

Work based applications

Practical Application

- Align your training to business outcomes
- Increase retention levels
- Tips and tools to apply immediately

Measure your progress

Improvement & impact

- Drive performance by enhancing skills and behaviours
- Boost confidence and competence
- Achieve measurable results

Your facilitator.

Tina Harris
Senior Learning Specialist

Tina Harris

Tina has over 10 years of experience designing and delivering the highest quality training. As an ITOL certified trainer, she has trained trainers, leaders and managers to develop others and improve performance.

But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what some of her clients say:

  • Tina is amazing! I have never been in training like this before. Even though I was going on low fuel, Tina’s energy, the format, attention grabbing content/activities and the group kept me going. - Ginger Ulloa-Enright, L&D Consultant.
  • From concept to roll out Tina focused on ensuring that learning activities were pragmatic and user friendly, while having the detail to deliver the step change required. Always positive and a true partner in the Team. - Judi Badenoch - Senior HR Director

Ready to make it happen?

Your first module

Lay Firm Foundations

In this module you’ll learn how to give your training real impact from the start:

How to build psychologically safe learning environments

Experience the curious ingredients of effective learning

Step a brain to explore the science of learning

Demystify the MASTER steps to design and deliver great training.

Drive motivation with learner focus and a learning mindset

Your second module

Build the structure.

Prevent common training challenges with the science of learning. In this module you will learn to:

Effectively structure a learning journey based on learning science

Prevent cognitive and information overload

Attract attention with rich multisensory material

Design creative exercises to bring out the best learning

Make learning stickier for long-term recall

Guarantee work-place performance

Your third module

Joinery.

Join the dots from modules 1 and 2 and:

Plan, measure and evaluate training for results

Engage learners with multimedia tools - create relevant learner content.

Explore the neuroscience of digital differences and how to make digital work for you and your learners

Eliminate boring training with creativity for every topic

Take away techniques for creating brilliant live online experience

Your fourth module

Raise the roof.

Learn how to take your training to the next level and:

Persuade 'difficult delegates' to be enthusiastic advocates

Build your confidence to deal with online challenges

Collaborate confidently with a virtual audience

Your fifth module

Finishing touches.

Prepare to put yourself to the test and design a live session based on what you’ve learned:

Bring it all together on a real life assignment

Co-work with your peers to share learning and creative ideas

Advice, coaching & support from your expert mentor

Practice and prepare to go live

The final module

Your grand design.

This is your opportunity to put it all into practice:

Wow your peers with your delivery session

Give and receive feedback for your future peak performance

Learn from your own and your peers’ successes

Reflect, review and build your triggered action plan

Identify and overcome barriers to successful transfer to work.

Celebrate your new knowledge and skills

Our insights on Training Smarter.

How trainers can develop a digital mindset
Podcasts

How trainers can develop a digital mindset

 Stella Collins
Stella Collins
September 9, 2021
How to get your brain into peak learning mode
Blog Posts

How to get your brain into peak learning mode

 Stella Collins
Stella Collins
April 28, 2021
How business can harness the power of learning
Podcasts

How business can harness the power of learning

 Stella Collins
Stella Collins
April 12, 2021
Digitising your face-to-face training
Blog Posts

Digitising your face-to-face training

 Stella Collins
Stella Collins
April 8, 2021
[On-demand webinar] A trainers guide to learning experiences of the future
Videos

[On-demand webinar] A trainers guide to learning experiences of the future

 Stella Collins
Stella Collins
November 8, 2020
HR Leadership Summit 2020 Master Class
Videos

HR Leadership Summit 2020 Master Class

 Stella Collins
Stella Collins
November 2, 2020
HR Leadership Summit 2020 Keynote
Videos

HR Leadership Summit 2020 Keynote

 Stella Collins
Stella Collins
November 2, 2020
The neuroscience of engagement for effective learning
Blog Posts

The neuroscience of engagement for effective learning

 Stella Collins
Stella Collins
October 1, 2020
6 questions to ask when you hear ‘neuroscience says…’
Blog Posts

6 questions to ask when you hear ‘neuroscience says…’

 Stella Collins
Stella Collins
September 8, 2020

Don’t just take our word for it.

The partnership between Antwerp Management School and Stellar Labs breathes our shared values on openness, transparency, teamwork, collaboration and creating impact. Building on each other’s strengths and thought leadership on transformation, leadership and neuroscience, we created a strong platform of co-creation and innovation towards changing mindsets, behaviours and organizational culture. This partnership enable us to co-deliver unique services with impactful results to our corporate clients.

Steven de Haes
Steven de Haes
Dean
Antwerp Management School

I’ve a lot of experience in digital training but Train Smarter was a real eye opener for me. It was lovely to experience how you switched activities, almost relentlessly, so that we stayed focused and engaged the whole time. I’m inspired by new methods to facilitate in a digital environment.

Steven Poelmans
Steven Poelmans
Professor Neuroscience & Strategic Leadership
Antwerp Management School

This was a great learning experience, packed with good ideas, tips and techniques and delivered in a very brain friendly way. Tina was a great facilitator and role modelled throughout how you can deliver learning just as expertly online as you can in the classroom. Highly recommend it for anybody wanting to take their training design and delivery to the next level.

Sue Daly
Sue Daly
Brain Friendly Trainer & Coach

The objective was to challenge my thinking, teach me something new about neuroscience and learning and you certainly did that, leaving me wanting more!

Robert Kiwanuka
Robert Kiwanuka
L&D Advisor
Deloitte

Super great results due to super great talent. Stella Collins practices what she preaches and makes sure that the message she’s delivering sticks. As a result we already received many positive comments from the participants about the program content.

Marc Ramos
Marc Ramos
Global head of learning strategy and learning innovation
Novartis

I’m now studying with my drawings and I already feel the connections forming. When I don’t understand something myself, I try to explain what I know to fellow students and the more I do that, the more I understand what I’m talking about. So the tips you gave me are working! I’m glad that I find learning a lot less stressful and I sleep a lot better.

Julie Delhem
Julie Delhem
Veterinary Science Student

The Train Smarter programme was more interactive, more stimulating and more stretching than I’d have imagined any ‘socially distant’ (or online-facilitated) programme could be. As a great fan of in-person classroom training, I found the Stellar Labs methodology supplied a surprisingly successful alternative in the “Live Labs”, combined with the many benefits of a phased programme with plenty of continuity, challenge and support between the online group sessions.

Jonathan Stevens
Jonathan Stevens
Principal Trainer
StarTouch Training

Stellar Labs continue to commit to making our development interventions a success. Their way is considered and consultative and their partnership has enabled me to trust that planned outcomes will be met. I fully plan to work with them again and would encourage others to do the same.

James Hampton
James Hampton
Head of Development and Engagement
Seasalt Cornwall

Stellar Labs' approach has resulted in a clarification of our current educational processes (both for the Master school and professional learning) and to bring together all of our educational and industrial partners. The buy-in, the people skilled approach and their knowledge has brought a new people dynamic to EIT InnoEnergy, which we can now reinvest into our future courses and programmes.

Frank Gielen
Frank Gielen
Education Director
EIT InnoEnergy

We invited Stella Collins as a guest speaker to our November 2020 virtual Leadership Meeting for Top Leader across the EMEA region. Two days of learning, aligning. agreeing and sometimes. disagreeing... The eye opening interventions from Stellar Labs truly inspired us! Not only did we get great content, but Stella is also a truly gifted speaker and her messages still resonate today; a real plus when people are sitting through a 2-day virtual conference.

Evelyne Van Vosselen
Evelyne Van Vosselen
HR Director
Bridgestone

Recently I worked with Stella to ensure our full day of Customer Engagement Skills workshops for our front line people were relevant, useful -- and, more importantly. would "stick" and be way more than an event. Stella's ability to enable me to see new perspectives and possibilities in the design and delivery of these sessions made a significant difference to the quality of their impact, both short and long term.

Cathy Sirett
Cathy Sirett
Independent Consultant and Author

The people who completed the Science of Learning programme really loved it. We can be very proud of what we created together.

Beverley Aylott
Beverley Aylott
Global Leadership Development Specialist
BP

Transavia

“Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Jane Doe
Job position

Transavia

“Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Jane Doe
Job position

Transavia

“Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Jane Doe
Job position

Transavia

“Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Jane Doe
Job position

Transavia

“Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Jane Doe
Job position

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you support KMO Portefeuille

If you are registered for KMO Portefeuille (Flanders only), please reach out to us and we will make sure you get your discount.

Do I get a qualification?

You get certification from Stellar Labs that you’ve completed the course and you can display this on your LinkedIn profile and CV.

Who are the Facilitators?

Our facilitators are experienced brain friendly trainers who dedicate a lot of their time to helping others learn. They have real, hands-on experience with their topics, and they are always updating the course curriculum to future proof your career.

What happens after the programme?

You’ll get a years access to all the course resources on our platform, so you can continue to network and share learnings.

I’m going to miss one of the sessions, should I wait until the next course begins?

Let us know before the session! We record our online sessions and share it individually before the next live class begins. However, if you’re going to miss several classes, or if you think you learn best with real-time interaction, then we can discuss the best solution for you.

Who’s on the course with me? Are there opportunities to network?

You may not know everyone on the course with you, but this makes it a great opportunity to network. You’ll be working on real businesses cases, and sharing your knowledge and experiences with each other.

We’ve adopted multiple learning tools and platforms. Can you help us to integrate them into our strategy?

Our Learning Technologists and Learning Specialists love to analyse your existing ecosystem, strategy, needs, budget and expectations for ROI. We’ll advise on an optimal companywide learning strategy and an accompanying roadmap with the most suitable learning ecosystem. You’ll consolidate, save costs and increase your effectiveness.

We’re migrating from classroom training to a blended approach. Can Stellar Labs help with our transformation?

Absolutely, we are experts in this domain and we can help you transform your learning to a blended solution that is suitable and most effective for your organisation and/or audience.

Can Stellar Labs help to upskill our internal team?

At Stellar Labs we prioritise empowering our clients to become more effective learning professionals. Our learning specialists can help your team develop the skills they need to become evidence-based learning practitioners themselves, and ensure your organisation benefits from an effective learning culture, way into the future. No matter how we engage with your organisation, we always operate with trust and share our expertise generously.

We are struggling to boost learner engagement. Can Stellar Labs help?

Poor learner engagement is a challenge faced by organisations worldwide. However a multitude of issues can cause unengaged learners. At Stellar Labs, we work with you to get to the root of the problem and can help you develop strategies, tactics and programmes to turn the tide and boost learner engagement in your organisation.

We aren’t seeing a return on investment from our learning tech stack. How can Stellar Labs help?

We understand the struggle of L&D departments with new platforms, content and technology. Whether you have just implemented a new LMS or LXP, or have developed new content that isn’t garnering the attention it deserves, we can help. Our Learning Specialists and Technologists have extensive expertise in working with a broad range of LMS, LXPs and learning platforms and can help analyse and diagnose where your problems are arising.

We are only starting and making small steps to become a more effective learning organisation. Can Stellar Labs help us on this journey?

We love working at any level of learning maturity, and we believe that small steps can garner big results. We can work with you to define quick-wins and long-term plans to ensure you become a more effective learning organisation, quickly and efficiently.

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