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(SCT I)©

LEVEL 1  (Foundational)


“A trainer is never by accident.” A trainer needs the passion, skills and techniques to be able to perform the role professionally and holistically. This program covers the basic grounds of training and the training industry. We believe so strongly that we need the basics or even to go back to the basics in order to be proficient in our training profession. It not only gives aspiring trainers the necessary foundational knowledge, skills and techniques to be a proficient trainer, it also provides experienced trainers with the essential enhancement in their professional practices.

Date & Time


(2 DAYS)





*Fees are subject to 7% GST charge

Target Audience

This course is designed for:

  • Practitioners new to instructional design, or

  • Anyone interested to apply best practices in courseware design.

Entry Requirements

To ensure that you gain the most from this foundational-level program, you must have zero to three hundreds (0 to 300) training hours experience to participate.

Lesson Topics

  • The Training Industry and its Dynamics

  • The Different Principles of Learning, Training and Facilitation

  • Effective Training & Facilitation Skills and Techniques

  • Design & Execution of a Training Session

  • Assessing and Evaluating a Training Session


*Practical sessions will be included

*Successful delegates will be awarded the title of STADA CERTIFIED TRAINER I© (SCT I)©

About the Facilitator

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Roy Lai 

President of STADA

For 20 years, Roy has been a principal consultant, head facilitator, executive coach and master trainer. A prominent speaker, he has addressed more than 100,000 delegates and facilitated above 15,000 hours of learning programs internationally.

As a consultant, Roy has facilitated thousands of programs with delegates from different continents. His audiences include representatives from the SMEs, multinational companies and listed companies. Roy has provided training to delegates from well over 500 companies.

Throughout his career, Roy has worked with a wide spectrum of industries – including banking, finance, shipping, logistics, mining, manufacturing, real estate, pharmaceuticals, bio-technology, electronics, telecommunications, distribution, healthcare, gaming, transportation, logistic, aviation, hospitality, engineering, construction, retail, entertainment, Leisure, governmental and statutory bodies.


Roy addresses more than 10,000 delegates from different organizations annually. He travels between Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, China, Middle East and Europe - delivering speeches, lectures and workshops.


As a keynote, Roy has the unique ability to quickly liven up his audiences. Offering a “practitioner’s view” and “the real world” of topics, Roy fires up his audiences by delivering his messages with so inspirationally that they often want to hear from him more. Roy is frequently complimented for keeping his sessions and learning experiences ALIVE!


Roy’s experiential, activity-based & action learning programs are highly recommended and endorsed by past participants as well as sponsors! The feedback received has consistently referred to the sessions being interesting, engaging, practical, humorous, entertaining, fun-loving – and effective. Whether it is for a small group of 6 or a large audience of 1,000, Roy’s presentations are always delivered with total commitment.


Delivering his workshops with undivided passion and elevating his delegates, Roy covers subjects such as Executive Leadership and Organizational Professionalism, Teams and Professional Development, Behavior Profiling and Communication, Learning and True Facilitation.


Extensively involved in trainers’ training & facilitation programmes since 2003, Roy was instrumental in several training frameworks and served on different guiding and validation committees. Roy had also been involved in the initialization of Trainers Networks, Communities of Practice and Special Interest Groups for the Training & Facilitation Practice.


Roy was a validation community member for the National Competency Standard of both the Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment (ACTA) and the Diploma in Adult Continuing Education (DACE) with the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA).  He was the Guiding Committee member of the Community of Practice Competency Based Assessment of the Singapore Training and Development Association (STADA) and Vice-Chaired the Special Interest Group Facilitation with the Adult Education Network (AEN).  Roy currently serves as a management committee member of the Singapore Training and Development Association (STADA).

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