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Training New Trainers 2024

14 February from 08:00 to 20 February from 17:00 Europe/Brussels

$170.00 If this fee is a hindrance for you, please consider applying to the support fund

When:14-20 February 
Where: Brussels, Belgium
Places: 20
Application fee: 170 euros – consider applying for the support fund if the registration fee is a hindrance to you 

🚀 Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey to master the art of soft-skill training? Look no further than TNT – Training New Trainers.

🔑 TNT, or Training New Trainers, is your golden ticket to becoming an exceptional soft-skill trainer. Participants will acquire essential competencies to provide engaging learning experiences and design qualitative training sessions, while navigating an interculturally diverse audience. Imagine being mentored by not one, not two, but five seasoned trainers who will guide you every step of the way.

Check out the program section to learn more about how the TNT will look!

The role of a trainer is to facilitate learning for other people. Non-formal education (i.e. learning that doesn’t happen in a classroom, but in a workshop or training), revolves around creating a positive, brain-friendly learning experience.

Through soft-skill training, trainers develop the skill sets of individuals and groups so that they can act more effectively and efficiently. In EGEA trainers are crucial to support and develop the members and leaders of our organisation, from event- and project planning to team management and leadership.

Within a training session, a  trainer can take on various roles: teacher, leader, specialist, coach, facilitator, philosopher, diplomat, listening ear, or any combination of the above.

A Train-The-Trainer event aims to skill people in designing and delivering learning experiences that put the learner central.

In short, you will learn what it means to be a trainer, how people learn, how to design a learning experience (aka training) that fits the needs of the participants, and how to facilitate and deliver this learning experience in an engaging and brain-friendly way. Moreover, we will kickstart your own trainers’ journey – because being a trainer isn’t achieved in 1 week, it’s a lifetime skill and perspective you can always develop further.

Some specific topics we will dive into are:

  • Master the art of connective communication
  • Harness the power of constructive feedback
  • Understand the intricate dynamics of group interactions
  • Design engaging (online) training programs
  • Explore innovative training methods
  • Dive into science-based training techniques
  • Grasp adult learning principles, from learning styles to personality types
  • Skillfully manage training activities

Train-the-trainer is not like any other event in EGEA. Because the whole week is dedicated to learning, we want to make sure everyone who joins is also motivated for this amazing week. Therefore, registration goes through this form. Don’t get scared by the amount of questions, just be yourself! Selection of participants will be based on motivation and interest in delivering trainings within EGEA.

You can register from 10 to 20th December. If there are still places left, there will be a 2nd round of applications following in January.

Take a look at the draft-program below to know the shape of the Train-the-trainer event.

What can you expect from the training sessions?

You will learn everything you need to know about the art of training design and training delivery, as well as learning processes and so much more. Besides that, you will also deliver your own trainings at the start and end of the week. Why? Because only practice makes perfect!

Expect a week full of engaging learning, connecting with EGEAns and IAAS participants alike, and exploring the world of learning together.


Yes! you see that right! We will have an excursion in the middle of the week to empty our minds a bit. More details about where we’ll go will follow soon, but trust that Brussels has many beautiful places to your hearts content!

The event is taking place in Brussels, Belgium.

📍 Accommodation Address:
JES Sleep Inn, Werkhuizenstraat 3, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium

Transportation Options:

  • If you are coming by car, please let us know, as there are no parking spaces at the accommodation.
  • Please note that Brussels is a low emission zone, and only diesel cars with euronorm 5 and 6 and petrol cars with euronorm 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are allowed inside. Non-Belgian cars also need to register beforehand via https://lez.brussels/mytax/en/registration.

🚊 Train

  • If you are travelling by train, you can either arrive in Brussels-North or Brussels-South/Midi by international train, or Brussels-Central by Belgian train. 
  1. From Brussels-North, you can take bus 20 direction Hunderenveld to stop ‘Ribaucourt’, and walk to the accommodation from there. You can also take buses from De Lijn: line 212/213/214 direction Aalst station or line 355 direction Liedekerke station, to stop Sainctelette, and walk to the accommodation from there. You could also walk from Brussels-North to the accomodation if you feel like walking after being on the train.
  2. From Brussels-Central, you can take metro 1 direction Gare de l’Ouest/Weststation or metro 5 direction Erasme/Erasmus, both until stop ‘Comte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderen’, and walk to the accommodation from there. The entire distance could also be done on foot if you’d like.
  3. From Brussels-South/Midi, you can take tram 51 direction Stade/Stadion to stop ‘Porte de Flandre/Vlaamsepoort’. You can walk to the accommodation from there.

    Travel tips: If you are travelling from Germany, you can take a Belgian local train from Aachen Hbf to Liège-Guillemins and take an IC train from there to Brussels-Central. This will save you some money! Also, if you are under 26 years old, you can buy a Youth Ticket for a fixed price of €7.10 for any trip on Belgian trains, no matter the distance.

🚌 Bus

  • If you are travelling by bus, there are plenty of Flixbus, Regiojet and BlaBlaCar Bus connections to Brussels-North train station, Brussels-South/Midi train station and Brussels airport.
  • To travel from Brussels-North and Brussels-South/Midi to the accommodation, please refer to the previous point.
  • To travel from Brussels airport to the accommodation, there are 2 options:
  1. You can take bus 12, the airport line, direction Brussels City to stop ‘Schuman’. From here, you can take metro 1 direction Gare de l’Ouest/Weststation or metro 5 direction Erasme/Erasmus, both until stop ‘Comte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderen’, and walk to the accommodation from there.
  2. You can also take a train to either Brussels-Central or Brussels-Schuman train stations and from there take the metro (see previous points). The trains run frequently on this route. Taking the train is a bit faster and more comfortable, but is a bit more expensive (€7 for the bus vs €10.30 for the train), so you can decide what you prefer.

✈️ Plane

  • If you are travelling by plane, you can either arrive at Brussels airport (Zaventem) or Brussels South airport Charleroi.
  • To travel from Brussels airport to the accommodation, see the previous point.
  • To travel from Charleroi airport to the accommodation there are 2 options:
  1. You can book a ticket with Flibco (flibco.com). They run direct shuttle buses between Charleroi airport and Brussels-South/Midi train station that run every 20 minutes from 4:40am until 00:40am. A ticket costs €18.99 and you can use it to take any of their buses on your chosen date. To get from Brussels-South/Midi to the accommodation, see a previous point.
  2. You can take bus A3 to Luttre and take a train to Brussels-Central from there. You can buy a combined ticket for the bus and train either in the airport or on the website of the belgian railways, which costs €16.80.

📜 Other info

  • Information about all buses, trams and metros (except De Lijn) within Brussels can be found on the following website: https://www.stib-mivb.be/index.htm?l=en, or their app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=be.stib.mivb.mobile. Tickets can be bought at the ticket machines at stops or at ticket offices at bigger stations. All public transport tickets within Brussels cost €2.60 for a single ticket. You can pay contactless on the bus/tram/in the metro station by bank card as well, this is the easiest way to buy a ticket.