We train people on how to train and deliver engaging training sessions.  It can be technical; soft skills; informational; on the floor; large scale training and more.

Whether you are new to training and have recently been given training responsibilities or are looking for ways to improve your current training skills, this train-the-trainer workshop is for you! Learn essential skills to transfer knowledge in a way that is effective, engaging, and educational.

We’ve all been to training sessions that are dull, boring and lecture-oriented. While the trainer may know the topic, they may not know how to deliver information. Make sure you are not one of those trainers! This fun, interactive workshop will provide you with the platform skills and the confidence you need to design, develop and deliver dynamic training that sticks!

Using a topic of your choice, you will learn how to create a training plan that moves simply from one topic to the next, understand the development process and how to incorporate activities that increase participation and understanding, manage classroom challenges, and utilize facilitation skills that make learning both educational and fun!


TrainSmart is offering our 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course in Nashville, TN for new and seasoned corporate training professionals, subject matter experts, new training managers and training professionals seeking a master trainer certification.


The final day will culminate in a recorded practice session with feedback and coaching from the participants and the facilitator.

Meet Our Master Trainers


Michelle has 20 years of experience in exploring and researching innovative ways to make learning sticky. She works with Train the Trainer participants to foster their creativity in applying these techniques to their own training topics to make those topics engaging and sticky. The techniques employ the latest research in learning, training, and education.

Michelle Allegretti
Master Trainer
Senior Instructional Designer

Donna Steffey, MBA, CPLP, is passionate about helping people discover their own brilliance. As an international trainer, coach, and author Donna uses humbleness and humor to create a positive learning environment.

Donna Steffey
Master Trainer

Since 2013, Elana Centor has partnered with TrainSmart in three key areas: training, business development, and writing. As a trainer, Elana often teaches TrainSmart’s flagship workshop: Train-the-Trainer. She also heads our Minneapolis office and as a writer provides support on everything from marketing and website content.

Elana Centor
Master Trainer

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Determine how the key concepts of adult learning, learning styles, developmental stages, and active and passive learning applies to the learner’s selected project or course program.
  • Use solid models to design a training plan and instructional strategies for a learning program.
  • Formulate valid and reliable assessment questions for a learning program.
  • Develop learning objectives for a course.
  • Identify their personal communication style and determine how it affects their training delivery and audience understanding,
  • Practice a portion of a training program using techniques learned throughout the course.




Train-the-Trainer Course Outline

It Starts with You

  • Communication Skills
  • Communication Styles
  • Learning Preferences

Discipline of Design

  • Discipline of Design
  • Design Outline

Audience and Evaluation

  • Principles of Adult Learning
  • Stages of Learning
  • Generational Differences
  • International Differences
  • Evaluation
  • Measurement
  • Selecting Appropriate Delivery Methods

The Design

  • Task Analysis
  • Develop Goals and Objectives
  • Active vs. Passive Learning
  • Learning Activities


  • Documentation


  • Presentation Skills
    • Instructor-led
    • Structured on the job training (one-on-one)
    • Training technical content
  • Questioning Skills
  • Ice Breakers
  • Listening Skills

Delivery (Continued)

  • Participation and Motivation
  • Handling Difficult Situations
  • Types of Learners
  • Room Layouts
  • Training Techniques

Online Learning Environment

  • Synchronous vs. Asynchronous
  • Platforms and Tools
  • Simulating Virtual Training
  • What is VILT?
  • Methods for Engaging Participants Virtually
  • Instructor Skill Sets
  • Social Media

Wrap Up

  • Participants Presentations (Final training project.)
  • Training Resources

Agenda At A Glance

Day 1

Day 1: Introduction – (1) Hour
Day 1: Foundations of Learning – (2) Hours
Day 1: Design Model – (0.5) Hour
Day 1: Design & Development – (2) Hours

Day 2

Day 2: Delivering Training – (5.5) Hours
Day 2: Facilitating Virtual Training – (1) Hour

Day 3

Day 3: Wrap Up (Final Project) – (6) Hours

Why Select TrainSmart?

  • CORE TrainSmart competency
  • Certified by IBCT an Independent International Organization (www.ibct-global.com)
  • Facilitated to your specific needs and expectations
  • Small class size – 10 maximum recommended
  • 3.5 CEUs credits

  • 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


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

Who Will Benefit From This Course?

Experienced trainers who want to improve skills, subject matter experts who have new responsibilities to provide training, and new trainers who need to begin with the basics and learn best practices and training professionals seeking international trainer certification.

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

3-Day Training Cost

$2098 Per Person

2019 & 2020
3-Day Course Dates

October 21 – 23, 2019
April 20 – 22, 2020
July 20 – 22, 2020
October 19 – 21, 2020

Use the form below to register and to request more information.

What Is Included?

The fee for the public workshop is $2,098.00 when paying by credit card. The fees are inclusive of the following: workshop fees, continental breakfast, and lunch each of the three days, participant materials, one – up to 20-minute virtual feedback or design session up to six months following the workshop, IBCT certification fees of $200.00

Need An On-Site Train-the-Trainer In Nashville, TN?

For over 25 years, TrainSmart has been designing, developing, and delivering customized on-site Train-the-Trainer courses. We offer a 1/2 day, one-day, two days and three-day options at your site for up to 10 participants per session. We will tailor your Train-the-Trainer program to include documentation review and participant facilitation using company-specific content.

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. 

What Past Participants Are Saying…

“The Train-the-Trainer course 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 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is the main focus of the content of your Train-the-Trainer workshop?

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 need, how to write solid objectives that ties to the program design and development.  There is a large part of the workshop that focuses on delivering and evaluating of 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.  We would suggest using your content for the various practices throughout the three-day workshop.  The amount of emphasis on a given topic and if there are a particular policy and practice at your organization, we will infuse it into our training.

Question: How many days is TrainSMART’s Train-the-Trainer Course?

Answer: TrainSmart’s Internationally Certified Train-the-Trainer workshop is a three-day workshop filled with current tips and techniques, best practices and hours of practice.

Question: What does the course include?

Answer: Following the workshop, each participant is able to submit a recording of their training, and then experience a one on one virtual facilitated feedback session.

Question: What is the 3rd day of training like?

Answer: On Day 3, you will facilitate a 10 to 15-minute “training session” on a topic of your choice.  This event is peer-reviewed and video recorded.  Your goal for this session is to simulate as real a training experience as possible.  To help you achieve this, please review the attached Train-the-Trainer Pre-work document then send me a high-level outline of your topic, along with an example of an activity you’d like to include at least five days prior to the course.  If you are able to do this, I will send you feedback and suggestions before the start of the course.  You may bring any additional materials and aids that will help with your session.  A laptop and projector are available for PPT.

Question: Does TrainSMART Offer On-Site Train-the-Trainer Options?

Answer: The onsite private workshop is $11,995 for up to ten participants, plus travel and living expenses for the facilitator.

Question: What Hotels Are Nearby The Training Facility?

The Capitol Hotel Downtown, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

711 Union St
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 242-4311

Link To Hotel

Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville-Downtown

706 Church St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 742-5550

Link To Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown

315 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 244-8200

Link To Hotel

Question: What differentiates your Train-the-Trainer program from other Train-the-Trainer companies and programs?

TrainSmart’s Internationally Certified Train-the-Trainer workshop is certified by The International Board of Certified Trainers and is not Self-Certified.  You will find that most of the TTT programs are certified by the company that designed and developed the workshops which do not give it creditability or hold it to a particular standard, like TrainSmart’s TTT.  Further, TrainSmart tailors/customizes all of its programs to meet the needs/goals/objectives of the audience, as we know that this will provide the greatest value and knowledge transfer for the participants.

Question: In your company’s view, what makes a person a great trainer?

A great trainer is one that listens to the need, provides feedback for the expected outcomes, along with activities that align with the client, engages the audience, while attending to each participant’s concerns, goals and experience and all the while makes the learning fun by the design of several interactions and check-ins with the participant.  The trainer uses the Tell3 method: Tell them what you are going to (teach) tell them, Tell/teach them, tell them what you told. Taught them.  Review. The trainer is nurturing and provides the tools, best practices, and recommendations for being a successful trainer.

Question: How much does the 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course Cost?

Answer: $2098.00

Question: When we complete the three-day training, what certification would we be awarded?  I do see the IBCT fee is included in the cost, so would it be the IBCT Associate Trainer Certificate or the IBCT Professional Trainer Certificate?

Answer: The level of certification is predicated on experience and education.  Take a look at the link which provides details for all three levels of international certification.  Additionally, you can start at the Associate Trainer level and move up based on additional experience and education. http://ibct-global.com/Certificationof/CertificationOfTrainers.aspx

Question: What is the cancellation policy for the Train-the-Trainer workshop?

Answer: Workshop registration is only confirmed when full payment has been received from a participant.

If sufficient confirmed registrations have not been received two weeks in advance of the scheduled starting date, the workshop may be canceled.

In the unlikely event that the workshop is canceled, all confirmed participants will be notified immediately and receive a full refund.

If a participant chooses to cancel their confirmed registration, or cannot or does not attend the workshop, the participant can apply the registration fee, less $100 re-processing fee to a future workshop that is taken with one year from the original workshop date. Full cancellation must be made with 21 business days of the first day of the workshop.

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Nashville, TN

TrainSMART Nashville, TN Train-the-Trainer Workshop Location
Novell Co-Working
501 Union St
Nashville, TN 37219
(800) 807-8030 ext. 1
Email: ttt@trainsmartinc.com

3-Day Train-the-Trainer Public Courses – Price: $2098 Per Person

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