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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!

Ready to take your training skills to the next level? Join us at TrainSMART’s public train-the-trainer workshop in Austin, Texas!

Our course is perfect for new trainers, subject matter experts, and experienced trainers looking to polish their skills.

Through hands-on learning and practical exercises, you’ll learn essential skills to create an engaging and interactive learning environment that meets the needs of your audience.

You’ll also gain valuable insights into adult learning theory and principles of effective instruction.

But that’s not all! Using a topic of your choice, you’ll learn how to develop a training plan that flows seamlessly from one topic to the next, incorporate engaging activities, and use facilitation skills to make learning both educational and fun. And on the final day, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a recorded practice session with feedback and coaching from both participants and the facilitator.

Don’t miss this chance to improve your training delivery skills and become a more effective trainer. Sign up for a TrainSMART 2023 public train-the-trainer course in Austin, Texas today!

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.

Why Choose TrainSMART’s Train-the-Trainer Course?

Train-the-Trainer Training Is TrainSMART's Core Competency

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.

TrainSMART's Train-the-Trainer Is Certified By International Board of Certified Trainers

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 Accredited Train-the-Trainer Certification is NOT SELF-Certified like our competition.

Want to Receive An International Trainer Certification? Our 3-Day Train-the-Trainer

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.

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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Goals For Learning

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.


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3-Day Course Outline

 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

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

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 TrainSmart’s
IBCT Certified Train-the-Trainer?

  • CORE TrainSmart competency
  • Certified by IBCT an Independent International Organization (
  • Facilitated your specific needs and expectations
  • Small class size – 10 maximum recommended
  • 3.5 CEUs – Accredited 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

Agenda At A Glance


Module 1: IntroductionDay 1
Module 2: It Starts With YouDay 1
Module 3: Reading the AudienceDay 1
Module 4: Identifying ID & Delivery MethodsDay 1
Module 5: Defining Analysis & DesignDay 1
Module 6: Developing & Implementing the CourseDay 1
Module 7: Delivering the GoodsDay 2
Module 8: Managing the ContentDay 2
Module 9: Managing the CourseDay 2
Module 10: Facilitating in a Virtual EnironmentDay 2
Module 11: Wrap UpDay 3

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Who should attend this Train-the-Trainer Instructor Course?

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 train-the-trainer certification.

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

In-Person Train-the-Trainer
Course Fees

$2200 Per Person
$2600 With
IBCT Certification

2024 Austin, TX
Course Dates

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

What Is Included?

The fee for the public workshop is $2,200.00 when paid by ACH or check.  There is a credit card transaction fee when paying with a major credit card. The registration 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 application certification fees are an additional $400.00 which are collected by TrainSmart along with the international certification required documents and then submitted to the IBCT for their review. 

Fees are due 21 days before the workshop.  There are no refunds.  If a participant is unable to attend their scheduled workshop, they have up to one year to reschedule.  They may transfer their credit to another person, with written permission.

Join Us For The Best Train-the-Trainer Course Offered In Austin, TX.


    Regus – Barton Springs
    901 Mopac Expressway South
    Building 1 #Suite 300
    Austin, TX 78746

    We Offer More
    Train-the-Trainer Delivery Options

    Need A Private Train-the-Trainer Course?

    TrainSmart has been providing customized on-site Train-the-Trainer courses to companies throughout Texas. Our courses are tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients and are available in half-day, one-day, two-day, or three-day options. We can accommodate up to 10 participants per session at the location of your choice.

    Our Train-the-Trainer program involves reviewing your company-specific documentation and facilitating participant engagement with the content. This approach enables us to personalize the program to suit the specific requirements of your organization, ensuring that the training is relevant and impactful.

    Collaborating as a team to enhance training effectiveness is an excellent way to exchange ideas and approaches within your organization. The on-site train-the-trainer workshop provides the best value as it allows for maximum participation and customization.

    Virtual Instructor-Led
    Online Train-the-Trainer Course 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.

    TrainSMART live online train-the-trainer course 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.

    2024 Dates
    Online Train-the-Trainer
    via Zoom

    Price: $1950

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

    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 $1895.


    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)

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    TrainSMART’s Online Train-the-Trainer Workshop

    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
    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

    …..And More Happy Customers

    I attended the 3-day Train the Trainer program and it is perfect for anyone just starting out it also has information that benefits anyone in the training career. Elana did an amazing job presenting the information and formatting the class so that everyone could learn. She was very helpful in providing advice to guide us in each of our different training careers. I would recommend anyone who is just starting out as a trainer to attend their program, great information!

    Mary Turner

    I attended all three days of the Train the Trainer program. First I thought the training was very useful.

    The presenter, Michelle, was very professional. She obviously knew this course and its content very well. The training was well planned and moved very smoothly through each subject. In my opinion, she did a very good job of presenting this training. She made sure she addressed each of us on an individual basis. Helping each of us with our projects. I was very engaged during the training and I never had a moment during the training that I wasn’t interested in the subject matter.  Everyone in the class received training material that I could later use to help me create and present my own training presentation. I would recommend this training to anyone interested in improving or learning for the first time to create and present their own training.

    Larry Bonner

    Excellent, excellent training!  The instructor Michelle Allegretti and the course content are beyond words!  The training is priceless because it was tailored to where we are and what our aspirations are as individuals and for our team. We have been able to utilize what we learned immediately – so the learning was indeed “sticky”! I can’t wait to see what other training might be coming our way from this fantastic training company.

    Peggy Miller

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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 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.  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 before the course.  If you can 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?


    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: $2200.00

    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.

    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.

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