Learnit Training
Resistance training course: intervening
  • Learn what resistance is and where it comes from
  • Gain insight into different types of resistance
  • De-escalate resistance
  • Keep a grip on the learning process of the participants
  • Practical training

Do you encounter resistance when giving training sessions? As a trainer, it is an exciting challenge to deal with this properly, but often resistance can be turned around, as long as it is handled properly. In our one-day training course you learn how to understand resistance and how to turn it into positive energy.

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Resistance training course: intervening

Resistance from participants in a training course is sometimes quite difficult. As a trainer it is an exciting challenge to deal with it properly. If you are facing resistance in your training, it is important that you know how to react in certain situations. It is your job as a trainer to initiate and sustain the learning process in the participants, and when there is resistance, that learning process comes to a halt. If there is resistance, the learning process comes to a halt. Participants no longer want to participate in an exercise, do not see the point of a training session, or boycott the training. How do you deal with this as a trainer? The most important thing is to keep a businesslike approach to the problem in order not to aggravate resistance. After a correct diagnosis has been made, professional action must be taken in order to continue the training in a productive manner.

In our one-day training course Resistance: Intervening, all forms of resistance are discussed. Resistance is different in every situation and there are different ways to react. Also, not all resistance is equally recognisable or threatening. Nevertheless, it is important to diagnose in time, because if there is a disruption to the learning process, it can affect all participants. During the training we practice diagnosing and intervening by means of practical exercises. Own cases can be brought in.


  • Different types of resistance
  • Prevention of resistance
  • Non-verbal behaviour and emotions
  • Content and relationship: communication at different levels
  • Giving feedback and setting boundaries
  • Group roles and dynamics
  • Diagnosing: recognising resistance
  • Dealing with your own emotions
  • Intervention methods
  • Irrational thoughts
  • Gluing and steering
  • Practical role plays


After the training:

  • you know what resistance is and where it comes from;
  • You can de-escalate resistance using the ladder of resistance and intervention, and
  • you can keep a better grip on the learning process of the participants.

Teaching methodology

In the training we alternate between concrete experience, experimenting with behaviour and techniques, reflecting and exploring theory. This way, the training programme fits in well with all types of participants. There is a lot of action in the training, so you actually experience the effect of new behaviour. This enables the recognition of success. We also emphasise that everyone is responsible for his or her own growth process and must take ownership of it. In our training we invite you to continuously reflect and make connections with practice. Our aim is to increase your insight and to let you make the translation yourself. This will increase the chance of real behavioural change.

Target group

This training is ideally suited for trainers who want to develop more skills in dealing with resistance. Do you recognise yourself in one or more of the points below?

  • You want more insight into where resistance comes from and what types of resistance there are;
  • You want to learn how to suppress resistance as much as possible during training;
  • You want to learn to make diagnoses faster, so that resistance affects other participants as little as possible.

Of course, this list is not complete: everyone is different. What do you want to pay attention to when it comes to resistance?


The course description above gives a good indication of what the training will look like. However, the content may vary slightly from training to training, depending on the prior knowledge, practical experience and learning goals of the participants. In individual intake interviews prior to the training, the learning goals of the participants are inventoried. The definitive programme of the training course is determined on this basis.


The training is provided in Dutch as standard. The trainer has a good command of the English language. Use can be made of course material in English. With a minimum of three participants, the training can also be provided entirely in English.


Prices mentioned are per person, including course material. Lunch is included in the on-site training.

On location Online
Duration 1 day 2 sessions of 3 hours
Price per day, excluding VAT € 475,- € 390,-
Total, incl. VAT € 574,75 € 471,90


After completion of the training, a Learnit certificate is issued as proof of participation.


We also organise this training online. For this we use Webbex or Zoom. Login with Skype is also possible. On request, this training can also be organised with Microsoft Teams.

The training takes 2 sessions of 3 hours, spread over 2 weeks.

  • You can participate again free of charge up to one year after the training.
  • For an additional catering fee, you can also participate in a classroom training.


The course Resistance in a training course: intervening has been assessed with an average of 8.5.

"Learnit is a professional organisation. The information is conveyed with enthusiasm."

"Clear training which was very useful for my work. Highly recommended."

"Interesting instructive course, added value the textbook so you can review at work or at home. Kind regards Karel Pelzer."

"I liked everything! Perfect!"

"Nice, practical training."