Train-the-Trainer Course and Certification in Philadelphia, PA.
This 3-day workshop is for non-trainers, subject matter experts and seasoned trainers seeking international certification.
TrainSmart’s Train-the-Trainer 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 the 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.
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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 learners 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
- Instructor led
- Structured on the job training (one-on-one)
- Training technical content
- Questioning Skills
- Ice Breakers
- Listening Skills
- 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
- Participants 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
Who Will Benefit?
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.
Past participants include: Sales Staff, Trainers, Training Managers, Human Resource and Personnel Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Executives, Subject Matter Experts
Meet Our Master Trainers
Michelle has over 20 years experience in training, software and database design and development, management, marketing, and consulting with a concentration in learning or developing and teaching customized applications and training programs to solve business needs
Donna Steffey, MBA, CPLP, is passionate about helping people discover their ownbrilliance. As an international trainer, coach, and author Donna uses humblenessand humor to create a positive learning environment. Participants feel safe to self-reflect.
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.
3-Day Training Cost
2018 & 2019 Course Dates
October 24 – 26, 2018
February 13 – 15, 2019
May 6 – 8, 2019
July 22 – 24, 2019
October 21 – 23, 2019
December 2 – 4, 2019
Use the form below to register or to request more information.
What Is Included?
Participant materials, trainer’s toolkit, certificate of completion, videos of your training, cohort group to collaborate and personal coaching.
Need an On-Site Train-the-Trainer?
Interested in custom tailored, on-site Train-the-Trainer at your location? Fill out the form below with the subject “On-site Train-the-Trainer” or contact us at 800-807-8030.
Not Enough Time For 3-Days of Training?
1-Day Training Delivery Skills
2-Day Transferring Knowledge To Adults
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
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
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Where is the Train-the-Trainer Course Location?
Answer: Course Location: 1 International Plaza Dr Suite 550, Philadelphia, PA 19153
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 workshop 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: How much does the 3-Day Train-the-Trainer Course Cost?
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: Does TrainSMART Offer On-Site Train-the-Trainer Options?
Answer: The onsite private workshop is $10,995 for up to ten participants, plus travel and living expenses for the facilitator.
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