Unlock Your Potential as an Exceptional Trainer!

Are you ready to take your training delivery skills to the next level? Join the over 75,000 participants who have taken part in TrainSMART’s Internationally Certified Train-the-Trainer Courses!

Imagine boarding a train that is bound for success in the world of corporate training. TrainSMART invites you to participate in our 3-day Train-the-Trainer Course where you’ll discover new horizons and learn important skills that will advance your training talents.

This train-the-trainer training is your ticket to success, whether you are a seasoned veteran or a novice. Prepare to be immersed in an interactive, engaging environment where you will learn how to efficiently transfer knowledge while captivating your audience with instructive content.

With TrainSmart’s certified train-the-trainer workshop, you will go on a journey of self-discovery, uncovering the skills and strategies necessary to design training sessions with a lasting impact. You will explore themes such as engaging adult learners, producing and generating material, perfecting delivery skills, increasing learning with activities, managing your classroom, and mastering approaches for virtual training.

We offer 3 options for our Training-the-Trainer Course: 3-day public workshops in 9 U.S. cities, 3-day virtual instructor-led workshops via Zoom, and custom-tailored training in-person or virtual.

Enjoy the pleasure of learning in a small, intimate setting, where you will have the opportunity to present and facilitate between 5 and 7 parts, as well as your own 10 to 20-minute training project.

Learn how to construct a training schedule that flows fluidly from one lesson to the next by selecting a subject that piques your interest. Study the growth process and learn how to add participation- and comprehension-enhancing activities.

Discover how to manage classroom obstacles and facilitate learning in a way that is both instructive and enjoyable.

Your adventure concludes with a recorded practice session on the last day when you will receive feedback and coaching from your peers and the facilitator. Join us on this journey to success aboard this thrilling train. We will see you on board!



Certificate of Completion Badge For TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-The-Trainer Course


3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course Outline

 Day 1: Fundamentals of Training

  • Introduction to train-the-trainer
    • Overview of training skills and topics covered
  • Effective communication for trainers
    • Verbal skills, body language, listening skills
    • Communication styles and personality types
  • Understanding adult learning principles
    • Andragogy vs. pedagogy
    • Motivation factors, generational differences
    • Accommodating various learning preferences
  • Training evaluation basics
    • Kirkpatrick model, the importance of measurement
    • Selecting appropriate training methods

Day 2: Designing Training Programs

  • Conducting training needs assessments
    • Identifying performance gaps, training needs
    • Task analysis techniques
  • Developing goals and learning objectives
    • Aligning objectives, assessments, activities
  • Creating active learning experiences
    • Benefits of active vs. passive learning
    • Facilitation methods, activity ideas
  • Incorporating visual aids and multimedia
    • Effective use of presentation slides, videos
    • Tools for engagement and recall
  • Structuring effective training schedules
    • Session flow, timing, transitions
    • Maintaining energy and focus

Day 3: Delivering Exceptional Training

  • Presentation and facilitation skills
    • Voice projection, body language
    • Questioning techniques, listener engagement
  • Virtual training techniques
    • Platform options, simulating virtual delivery
    • Engaging learners remotely
  • Managing challenging training situations
    • Dealing with disruptions, difficult learners
    • Getting participation and interaction
  • Techniques for starting and ending strong
    • Grabbing attention, setting expectations
    • Reviewing key points, call to action
  • Participants deliver 5-minute micro-teach sessions
    • Apply skills covered throughout the course
    • Receive peer and trainer feedback

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Why Select TrainSMART’s
Certified Train-the-Trainer Course?

  • This program is not self-certified
  • Video recorded practical exercises – three to five times, one with formal peer evaluation
  • Feedback on submitted videos for six months post-completion
  • Highly interactive, engaging, and most of all FUN
  • Your facilitator has extensive experience in designing and delivering technical training, as well as advanced degrees in instructional design and systems

Delivery Options

(On-site, Public Workshops, Live Virtual Instructor-Led Training)

Public Courses

3-Day Train-The-Trainer Price: $2200
3-Day Train-The-Trainer with IBCT Certification Price: $2600

Elevate Your Training Skills with TrainSmart’s Accredited Program

Ready to take your training abilities to the next level? TrainSmart offers an internationally certified Train-the-Trainer workshop that will enhance your training platform skills and engagement techniques.

Key Benefits:

  • Interactive 3-day workshop in 9 cities across the US
  • Practice delivering 5-8 sessions with feedback
  • Learn to incorporate role-playing, games, and activities
  • Final project presentation to apply new skills
  • Earn accredited trainer certification

This highly hands-on training workshop will give you the tools to deliver dynamic, engaging training sessions. Spots fill up quickly, so check out the workshop schedule below and register today!



Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course In San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
July 10 – 12, 2024
August 6 – 8, 2024
September 10 – 12, 2024

San Diego Train-the-Trainer

Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course In Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL
October 2 – 4, 2024
November 12 – 14, 2024

Orlando Train-the-Trainer

Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course In Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN
September 11 – 13, 2024
November 6 – 8, 2024

Minneapolis Train-the-Trainer


Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course In Austin, TX

Austin, TX
July 29 – 31, 2024
October 15 – 17, 2024

Austin Train-the-Trainer

Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA
July 24 – 26, 2024
December 10 – 12, 2024

Atlanta Train-the-Trainer

Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course In Nashville, TN. Learn how to deliver and design training.

Nashville, TN
July 23 – 25, 2024
October 8 – 10, 2024

Nashville Train-the-Trainer

Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course In Nashville, TN. Learn how to deliver and design training.

Richmond, VA
July 16 – 18, 2024
October 22 – 24, 2024

Richmond Train-the-Trainer

Chicago, IL
August 20 – 22, 2024
September 24 – 26, 2024
November 27 – 29, 2024

Chicago Train-the-Trainer

Enroll In TrainSMART's 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course + Certification In Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
November 12 – 14, 2024

Los Angeles Train-the-Trainer

Custom-Tailored Train-the-Trainer Program
Call For Pricing

TrainSmart has been providing customized in-person and virtual Train-the-Trainer courses for more than 25 years. Our courses are flexible, offering 1/2-day, one-day, two-day, and three-day options, accommodating up to 10 participants per session at your location or virtually.

We customize our Train-the-Trainer program to meet your specific needs, including documentation review and participant facilitation using company-specific content. This program encourages teamwork and facilitates the exchange of ideas and approaches within the organization, increasing the effectiveness of your training program.

Our on-site workshop provides the best value, allowing you to use your own content throughout the three-day course and for the final project. Additionally, you will receive valuable feedback and coaching from both facilitators and peers, as well as have the opportunity to discuss your training program’s design with an experienced TrainSmart facilitator/designer.


Custom-Tailored Train-the-Trainer Programs

Live Online
Train-the-Trainer Course via Zoom

Same Outcomes As Our 3-Day Face-to-Face Workshop With A Virtual Delivery Method via Zoom

Training is an essential element of personal and organizational development in any organization. Being knowledgeable of and continuing to learn about the skills and knowledge that drive success for you and your organization! Plus training and orientation drive customer and employee retention.

This workshop has (3) 6.5-hour sessions with intermingled activities and individual coaching. With enrollment limited to 12, it is designed for anyone tasked with the development of learning events that are meaningful, practical, and beneficial to those who attend and their organization.

Following the training, you should be able to:

  • Describe the essential elements of a training program
  • Apply different methodologies to program design
  • Demonstrate skills in preparation, research, and delivery of strong content
  • Use an instructional design model
  • Create a training program proposal


  • You submit a one-paragraph summary of the training project you plan to work on during the live virtual training.
  • You complete an Everything DiSC® Workplace Profile.  The results are shared with you and then leveraged within the live virtual training.

Online Course Dates

Price: $1950

(3) 6.5-Hour Virtual
Online Train-the-Trainer Sessions

TrainSMART is testing out a new (Three Consecutive Days) 6.5-hour session format for our Live Online Train-the-Trainer Course for 2024. We will be offering a 3-day consecutive session (back to back to back days) that runs 6.5-hour each day from 9:00 am CST to 3:30 pm—a 30-minute break for lunch. See the dates and times below. The cost for the 3-day session is $1950.


May 2024 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
May 8, 9, 10
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)

June 2024 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
June 18, 19, 20
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)

July 2024 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
July 22, 23, 24
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)

August 2024 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
August 13, 14, 15
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)

September 2024 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
September 13, 14, 15
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)

October 2024 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
October 23, 24, 25
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)

November 2024 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
November 4, 5, 6
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)

December 2024 Session:
(3) 6.5-Hour Sessions
December 9, 10, 11
Hours: 9:00 a.m. CDT – 3:30 p.m. CDT
(30-Minute Break For Lunch)


Learn More About:

Online Train-the-Trainer Courses


I just wanted to tell you how thoroughly we all enjoyed the Train-the-Trainer course.  Michelle was incredible from start to finish.  Most of us have been training for years and have attended train-the-trainer training, but none are nearly as engaging and productive. I have no doubt we will be able to bring our training program to another level with the tools and techniques we learned in just three short days. Thank you so much. It was well worth the wait!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sets TrainSMART’s Train-the-Trainer course above others? Is it the facilitators? The certification? Your content?

It is all of the above.  We have awesome, engaged, informed, well-educated, and fun master facilitators who continue to grow in the learning and development space because they choose to be the best to assist others’ growth in their training functions.  The small class size.  The agility and flexibility that we give the facilitators to run the workshop include details required while optimizing the requests and needs of the participants.  With the number of practices and interactions, there is very little lecture occurring during the three days.  The content is updated and reviewed, regularly and the International Board Of Certified Trainers requires a re-certification every three years to ensure that the program is keeping pace with the Learning and Development trends and practices.

What is the difference between TrainSMART’s Virtual Instructor-Led Train-the-Trainer and the Face-the-Face Train-the-Trainer?

Same learning objectives and takeaways for the VILT and the Face-to-Face Train-the-Trainer; however, many attending the Virtual Instructor-led Training have stated that they learned so much about how to design, deliver virtual training, and how to use the various tools such as breakout rooms, polling, chatting, and the use of jam boards.

What is the main focus of the content of your Train-the-Trainer program?

The focus of the Train-the-Trainer program is to prepare the participant to understand how adults learn best, understand how to assess the learning needs, and write solid objectives that tie to the program design and development. There is a large part of the workshop that focuses on delivering and evaluating the training. Topics include communication skills, presentation skills, various best practices training techniques, preparing for the delivery of training, listening, questioning, handling difficult situations, virtual training, one-on-one, classroom management, and finally evaluation. For private workshops, we will use your content for the various practices throughout the three-day workshop. The amount of emphasis on a given topic and if there is a particular policy and practice at your organization, we will infuse it into our training.

Do you have any tools to assess people’s readiness to be a trainer before and after your class?

Yes, we have attendees do a self-assessment on day one. Then we revisit their answers on day three and acknowledge where they feel more confident and where they need to continue development.

How do you make sure people from different backgrounds will come out of the training with a standard of teaching quality?

During the final exercise, attendees must demonstrate a basic level of mastery of the topics presented.

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

Yes, we do certify trainers. Completing the TrainSmart Internationally Certified Train-the-Trainer workshop which was certified by the International Board of Certified Trainers, 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 assists the participants with the application process, as well as submits the application and associated certification application fee. The approval process generally takes 4-6 weeks to receive the acknowledgment of the certification which comes directly from the International Board of Certified Trainers.

What are the benefits of IBCT Certification?

As part of earning the certification, you are entitled to use a “three-letter” designation as part of your signature line. Having a post-nominal is one of the best ways to share with colleagues and potential clients that you have completed the most stringent requirements in professional training.

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

The attendee completes their final training project which is based on key skills demonstrated during this process. Several individual practice activities strengthen their skills; and confidence and are reviewed by the TrainSmart 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 to be successful trainers. And, they must have the support and encouragement of their leadership.

What is your ideal group size for a TTT class? What would be ideal in our specific circumstances and why?

The ideal group size for instructor-led is 10 participants per facilitator. The rationale is the amount of practice time that we want to provide each participant. They deliver a one-minute, three-minute, five-minute, and 10-15 minutes for their final training project. More than 10 participants in a workshop lessens the amount of time that each participant has for practice and facilitated feedback.

Do you offer government discounts?

Yes, we offer a 10% discount for government agencies.  We offer a larger discount for onsite private workshops.

What is your ideal training setting (classroom, webinar, etc….) and why? What would be ideal in our specific circumstances and why?

The ideal setting is still the classroom, as we are to easily observe the modeling done by the facilitator as well and each participant learns from the other participant’s practice sessions.  This is more difficult in a webinar setup; however, there are ways to accomplish the content and review such as utilizing virtual instructor-led and in-between webinars, the participants are required to complete project work and post recorded video for facilitated feedback.  In the case of the virtual training module, this can be delivered and practiced virtually.

Previous On-Site Train-the-Trainer Clients Include:







Customer Success Stories


What Past Participants Are Saying…

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

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

“The facilitator 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 course 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

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