Training is a critical piece of the success of any organization.  Improved skills and knowledge at all levels increases competency and productivity. Since you’re here, you must want to improve trainer proficiencies so that participants have a positive learning experience. Whether you’re looking to improve training skills for yourself, subject matter experts in your organization, or internal trainers, you’ve come to the right place!

Trainsmart offers the only “instructor-led” train-the-trainer program that is certified by the international board of certified trainers.

Over 50,000 participants have taken part in TrainSmart’s Internationally Certified Train-the-Trainer Program. This fun, practical, high-energy, learner-focused workshop provides the latest tools and techniques to help you reach your highest potential.

Our 3-day Train-the-Trainer is engaging, highly interactive; relevant to the ways that today’s audiences prefer to receive information and provides you with a toolkit of resources to make your training impactful and outstanding!

If you are responsible for any kind of training in your organization TrainSmart’s Train-the-Trainer program is for you!

Learn the essential skills to transfer knowledge to adult learners in a way that is educational, interesting and interactive!

To learn more about having a our train-the-trainer program brought in-house contact us today at 800-807-8030 or [email protected] for a free quote and outline of this 3-day workshop.

Who Will Benefit Our 3-Day Program?

Experienced trainers who want to improve presentation skills, subject matter experts who have new responsibilities to provide training, and new trainers who need to begin with the basics of training and learn best practices.

Past participants include: Sales Staff, Trainers, Training Managers, Human Resource & Personnel Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Executives and Subject Matter Experts

Frequently Asked Questions

Is your Train the Trainer content standard or do you customize it per trainers’ needs? If you customize it, what is your assessment methodology? If you don’t customize it, what is your rationale?

There are core topics that are standard and required for the certification; however, we do tailor/customize each Train the Trainer workshop to enhance the competencies that are most relevant to the participants.  For example, if the participants primarily design and facilitate one-on-one and via webinar, more emphasis is placed on the best way to design, deliver and assess for that style of training delivery.  The final assessment are the results of the required activities and the final training project.

We want to keep a global consistency on delivery of our content by the trainers, how do you do that?

TrainSmart can leverage a variety of delivery mediums including prework, webinars, projects, feedback and assessment. And, while we have facilitators located all over the world, many do not deliver our TTT so we’d limit delivery to those who are qualified to handle facilitation at three key locations.  We also assume that all delivery can be in English.

Do you have experience training trainers from functional areas where training skills are not usually required?

Yes, we have experience training trainers from functional areas where training is not their primary skill.  The majority of the customized TTT workshops that we deliver are primarily for the subject matter experts, from various functional areas such as finance, procurement, engineering – 5 separate business units (UL), customer service, human resources, Information Technologies, Shared Services, sales, manufacturing floor supervisors, department managers (Elkay Manufacturing & Leo Burnett).

The basic concepts are the same and we make sure that the participant is utilizing their content so that they are learning and practicing new skills with content that they will use after leaving the workshop.  The success stories are multiple.

How do you define teaching quality in your company’s view? 

Quality in training is having the student successfully execute on the job.  It’s not high scores on the Level 3.  It’s far more practical than that.

How do you measure your own quality and the quality of the trainers after the class?

One of the first activities focuses on determining and leveling of the student’s expectations.  During facilitation, we interact with the attendees to ensure that the program is meeting their needs and expectations.  Post instruction, we implement a Level 3 Assessment.  If our clients wish, we can structure assessments to measure Levels 1, 2, and 4.

How do you measure your course effectiveness in preparing people to be trainers?

If the attendee can pass the end of course practical exercise to the satisfaction of the facilitator and their peers, TrainSmart believes he or she is positioned to be a successful trainer.  The TTT is but a first step in this process.  Attendees must practice, develop materials, accept criticism and change behaviors many times in order to be a successful trainer.  And, they must have the support and encouragement of their leadership.

Do you certify Trainers? How recognized is your certification globally?

Yes, we do certify trainers.  Taking the TrainSmart Internationally Certified Train the Trainer workshop that was certified by the International Board of Certified Trainers, this completes the first step.  Following the successful completion of this workshop, the participant applies for Trainer Certification to the International Board of Certified Trainers.

TrainSmart will assist in the application, if interested.  Some clients include the cost of the certification application into the cost of the workshop and TrainSmart assists, collects the applications and submits on behalf of the client.  It generally takes 6-8 weeks to receive the acknowledgement of the certification.

What Past Participants Are Saying…

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“The Train-the-Trainer workshop was fantastic! Some of the most valuable things that I gained is confidence; techniques to facilitate dry, technical data; and PowerPoint tricks.”

V.P. Learning and Development
Global Pharmaceutical Company
Greater Chicago Area


“The instructor was excellent, in fact, one of the best that I had experienced. The course is well-structured, presented in an excellent fashion for both the written and facilitation.”

Sr. Marketing Specialist
Underwriters Laboratories
Greater Chicago Area


“This is the best Train-the-Trainer workshop that I ever attended! I did not expect that I was going to learn new innovative approaches to training development, delivery and assessment.”

North America Sales Manager
Underwriters Laboratories
Greater St. Louis Area

Train-the-Trainer Workshop Options

On-Site Custom, Company Specific Workshops

TrainSmart has experience designing, developing, and delivering custom Train-the-Trainer workshops. We offer a three day workshop at your site for up to 10 participants per class. TrainSmart will tailor your Train-the-Trainer program to include documentation review and participant facilitation using company specific content that participants can use as their training project throughout the 3 days. It is a great way to work as a team to increase the effectiveness of a training program, as well as to exchange ideas and approaches within the organization.

The best value is the on-site workshop. There are greater benefits to training as a group:

  • Use your own content throughout the 3 days and for the final project
  • Receive both facilitator and peer feedback and coaching
  • Discuss the design of your training program with a experienced TrainSmart facilitator/designer

2015 Public Workshop Dates – 3-Day Workshop ($1595 Per Person)

TrainSmart offers both an open enrollment workshop in California, Pennsylvania and Illinois. The public workshops are $1,595 per person which includes breakfast and lunch. Customized, company-specific Train-the-Trainer workshops are facilitated at customer locations.

Chicago, IL
Jul. 14 – 16
Oct. 6 – 8

Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 4 – 6
Nov. 10 – 12

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Sept. 1 – 3
Nov. 10 – 12

Orlando, FL
Apr. 21 – 23
Nov. 17 – 19

San Diego, CA
Jul. 7 – 9
Dec. 1 – 3

Lionville, PA
Sep. 1 – 3
Nov. 3 – 5

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