TrainSmart’s Train-the-Trainer course is an IBCT (International Board of Certified Trainers) certified three-day workshop designed to develop essential skills for creating and delivering effective, dynamic training sessions.
The workshop is a highly interactive workshop with a class size limited to ten participants. Each participant presents and facilitates between 5-7 segments, as well as a 10-20 minute final training project.
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!
The final day will culminate in a recorded practice session with feedback and coaching from the participants and the facilitator.
Why Choose TrainSMART’s Train-the-Trainer Course?
Train-the-Trainer Training Is Our Core Competency
Training Trainers and Subject Matter Experts is one of our main competencies which means that your training is facilitated by a highly experienced and educated trainer and instructional designer.
The fact that our trainer knows how to design and develop workshops as well as teach and work with learners how to train.
Our trainers stay current with training trends and incorporate them into the learning.
Certified By the International Board of Certified Trainers
This is the gold standard.
TrainSMART must incorporate competencies that the International Board of Certified Trainers requires.
Every three years, TrainSMART’s Train-the-Trainer program has to be re-certified and include the latest trends, disciplines, and practices.
TrainSmart’s Train-the-Trainer is NOT SELF-Certified like our competition.
You’ll Receive An International Trainer Certification
What this means to you is this places you in a league above most.
Global companies want an international certification over a certificate or certification that is given by a training company based on their own ideas.
Many organizations leverage and market their Subject Matter Experts as internationally certified – setting them above their competition.
Global organizations want an international certification for consistency across their various regions.
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.
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.
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.
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Upon completion of the workshop, 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 workshop.
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
- Selecting Appropriate Delivery Methods
- Task Analysis
- Develop Goals and Objectives
- Active vs. Passive Learning
- Learning Activities
- Presentation Skills
- Structured on the job training (one-on-one)
- Training technical content
- Questioning Skills
- Ice Breakers
- Listening Skills
Training 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
- Participant’s Presentations (Final training project.)
- Training Resources
Agenda At A Glance
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: Delivering Training – (5.5) Hours
Day 2: Facilitating Virtual Training – (1) Hour
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
Who Will Benefit?
Experienced trainers who want to improve their skills, subject matter experts who have new responsibilities to provide training new trainers who need to begin with the basics and learn best practices, and training professionals seeking international train-the-trainer certification.
Who Is This Course For?
Past participants include: Sales Staff, Trainers, Training Managers, Human Resource and Personnel Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Executives, Subject Matter Experts
3-Day Training Cost
Use the form below to register or 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, 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
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We Offer Other
Train-the-Trainer Delivery Options
Need an On-Site Train-the-Trainer in Seattle, WA?
For over 25 years, TrainSmart has been designing, developing, and delivering customized on-site Train-the-Trainer courses. We offer 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.
(Live) Virtual Instructor-Led Train-the-Trainer
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 (6) 120-minute 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.
Live Online Train-the-Trainer Pricing
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Live Online Train-the-Trainer In The Link Below:
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 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
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
Greater St. Louis Area
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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, and 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 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 $15,000 for up to ten participants, plus travel and living expenses for the facilitator.
Question: What hotels are nearby the training site?
Courtyard By Marriott Seattle/Downtown
612 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
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Best Western Plus Pioneer Downtown
77 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104
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 making 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?
Question: Do you offer government discounts?
Yes, we offer a 10% discount for government agencies. We offer a larger discount for onsite private workshops.
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 the $100 re-processing fee to a future workshop that is taken one year from the original workshop date. Full cancellation must be made within 21 business days after the first day of the workshop.