Train the Instructor

As professionals in the training or learning field, you are always looking for ways to improve your effectiveness. Our Train the Instructor sessions will help you do just that. Learn how to gather all the necessary facts when conducting a needs analysis. Then gain practical instructional design skills and how to facilitate online and face-to-face learning ensuring engagement and retention. Take one session or take them all.

2021 Train the Instructor Sessions

Use the links below each class to register online. Pre-registration is required to receive access the online course.

feb17

Conducting a Thorough Needs Assessment

Creating and delivering a great training program starts with conducting a thorough needs assessment. It’s important that you, the person tasked to meet with the client be able to gather all the necessary information. This training session will help you organize your questions so you can understand the situation and audience to ensure your course is the right fit for your participants.

By the end of the session you will:

  • Feel confident in your abilities as a training professional by following the ADDIE methodology.
  • ​Select and tailor the necessary needs assessment questions so you have a clear knowledge of the training audience, the organization, the current situation, the desired end result the client expects along with how training success will be measured.
  • Understand all the internal and external barriers that may interfere with the training success and explore options to mitigate those with the client to improve success.
  • ​Discuss required resources for training with client (content, technology, facilities, and human/SME)
  • Communicate the abilities of the training that will be provided and where necessary, clarify non-training goals.

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time: 8:30–10:00am
Location: Online via Zoom. A link will be sent prior to class. You must have a computer with a webcam and audio capabilities.
Cost: $89
Facilitator: Karen Reynolds

Register online for Conducting a Thorough Needs Assessment.

SHRM, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP Recertification Provider, shrm.orgSHRM has established the SHRM Recertification Provider Program to allow chapters, state councils, colleges, universities, education and/or training providers, and other organizations to award PDCs for their programming without pre-approval by SHRM. This removes the guesswork over which activities meet recertification requirements.

Feb24

Designing and Developing Training Content

Learn how to organize training content into a logical, meaningful and interactive way that supports the learning. Learn tips and tricks for how to cite your sources and see examples of how to make your visuals appealing as well as how to use PowerPoint to create the best learning atmosphere for your audience.

By the end of this training session you will:

  • Formulate an overall goal for the training program and write clear, measurable learning objectives.
  • Lay out an instructional strategy for a training program based on the client’s goal, learning objectives, resources available and other determining factors.
  • Determine how you will decide to create a new program, modify an existing, or develop a hybrid training program.
  • Gather, research and decipher what are good information sources that have validity and reliability for the training program.
  • Cite sources of information and know basic copyright laws to avoid legal issues.
  • Establish clear links between course content and learning objectives, and organize information in logical and meaningful ways that support the progression of learning.
  • Present information in learnable chunks and in interactive ways.
  • Create a visual presentation that aids in learning.
  • Be exposed to several methods to test the learners’ knowledge and skill.

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Time: 8:30–10:00am
Location: Online via Zoom. A link will be sent prior to class. You must have a computer with a webcam and audio capabilities.
Cost: $89
Facilitator: Karen Reynolds

Register online for Designing and Developing Training Content.

SHRM, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP Recertification Provider, shrm.orgSHRM has established the SHRM Recertification Provider Program to allow chapters, state councils, colleges, universities, education and/or training providers, and other organizations to award PDCs for their programming without pre-approval by SHRM. This removes the guesswork over which activities meet recertification requirements.

Mar3

Delivering Instruction Online

After creating a solid training presentation, now it’s time to deliver the instruction. Gone are the days of just lecture. Learners expect more. This 90-minute webinar will highlight some of the best techniques and methods for making your online training (webinar) engaging and interactive with your learners and still successfully meet the learning objectives set for the training program.

By the end of this training workshop you will be able to:

  • Determine ways to adapt a face-to-face training session to an online training program and still be effective and successful.
  • Identify key elements to make training more engaging, interactive and meaningful to the audience members.
  • Discuss “Zoom Fatigue.” Recognize the signs and combat it with simple techniques.
  • Incorporate active participation into your training sessions to improve engagement and interaction.
  • Demonstrate the additional learning that happens when participants are actively learning, therefore increasing retention of learned materials.

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Time: 8:30–10:00am
Location: Online via Zoom. A link will be sent prior to class. You must have a computer with a webcam and audio capabilities.
Cost: $89
Facilitator: Karen Reynolds

Register online for Delivering Instruction Online.

SHRM, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP Recertification Provider, shrm.orgSHRM has established the SHRM Recertification Provider Program to allow chapters, state councils, colleges, universities, education and/or training providers, and other organizations to award PDCs for their programming without pre-approval by SHRM. This removes the guesswork over which activities meet recertification requirements.

Mar10

Delivering Instruction Face-to-Face

This interactive session will demonstrate a variety of techniques that can be used during face-to-face training. When conducting live, in-person training, you want the training to incorporate all the learning styles (e.g. visual, auditory, or kinesics learners). In addition, your training should be interactive and engaging so learners absorb the content to highlighting key learning points in your training presentation.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different ways adults learn and recognize ways to reach those different learning styles in face-to-face training.
  • Realize the average adult learner attention span and incorporate interactive training methods that improve learner engagement.
  • Evaluate simple ways to involve participants/audience members in training that keep their attention
  • Practice traditional ways of classroom/on-site instruction, as well as share newer and more advanced interactive and engaged techniques to make learning fun.

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 8:30–10:30am
Location: Online via Zoom. A link will be sent prior to class. You must have a computer with a webcam and audio capabilities.
Cost: $89
Facilitator: Karen Reynolds

Register online for Delivering Instruction Face-to-Face.

SHRM, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP Recertification Provider, shrm.orgSHRM has established the SHRM Recertification Provider Program to allow chapters, state councils, colleges, universities, education and/or training providers, and other organizations to award PDCs for their programming without pre-approval by SHRM. This removes the guesswork over which activities meet recertification requirements.

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