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IACET Train the Trainer - Instructional Design and Facilitation for Adult Learning

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San Francisco - MicroTek

April 11, 2019 8:00 AM – April 12, 2019 4:00 PM PST

The Instructional Design and Facilitation for Adult Learning provides a succinct and powerful two-day "train-the-trainer" program that will provide educators and trainers the ability to immediately improve education, enhance adult training techniques, and produce a return on investment. This program is offered exclusively by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), one of the world’s top non-profit education and training accreditation organizations. The seminar is designed to help insure instructors are trained in adult learning principles that support the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training. Keep in mind, this is not a seminar about how to achieve accreditation, rather how to prepare instructors to meet a quality standard in instructional facilitation.

If you are in charge of adult training education programs and train people one at a time, in large groups, or online, this seminar provides critical knowledge on adult learning concepts and instructional design.

Seminar highlights include:

  • Uncover the mystery of the physiology of learning and use it to enhance adult learning.
  • Gain insights on how to apply instructional design models that will streamline training, reduce waste and save the developer time while enhancing learning.
  • Discover five methods for motivating adult learners in class and online.
  • How to facilitate powerful learning experiences with: cooperative groups, interviewing, and role playing to make learning fun and exciting.
  • Apply best practices for identifying learner personality and strategies to teach to each personality type.

How and why adults learn and to:

  • Design credible online learning and classroom programs that meet international education standards.
  • Differentiate strategies for online and classroom courses.
  • Save hours in developing forms, checklists and course design documents. IACET provides sample course design documents, evaluations and checklists that streamline program development.
  • Learn how to set a pace for instruction and effectively monitor student mastery of content.
  • Keep learners engaged and interested.  Learn how to earn the respect of your audience and use games, discussions and other interactive strategies to stimulate learning.
  • Apply different learning methodologies to increase learning.
  • Identify popular instructional design models and learn to apply them to your programs.
  • Apply knowledge of personality types and learning styles to education programs.
  • Learn the basics of psychometrics and how to best measure learning.
  • Recognize pitfalls in assessment design and how to avoid them.
  • Learn how to engage learners.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can this all be accomplished in two days? 

IACET is taking many of the most critical concepts provided in a university level instructor education program and condensing the most important things into two days for adult learners.  We avoid irrelevant theories and focus on real world application of learning concepts to help professional educators and trainers.

Who is this program designed for?

The Instructional Design and Facilitation for Adult Learning  is designed for instructors or trainers who need to strengthen their understanding of education principles used for adult education and training. This program is great for those new to education and serves as a great reminder to veterans in the industry.

Will this course provide cover instructional design and delivery components of online courses

Yes, this program provides substantial focus on distance learning.  Some portions of the workshop are universal education principles and apply to both classroom and online environments.

Do I need this program if I have exceptional educational technology skills? 

Yes, technology and education are two different focuses.  Having great technology skills is important in today’s economy but this program helps instructors, trainers and instructional designers with important principles of adult learning which can optimize the use of technology.

Who teaches this course?

A representative from the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) will facilitate the course. IACET requires their seminar instructors to have doctoral level degrees in education and substantial work experience in instructional design and delivery of education. IACET instructors are global leaders in their field. 

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Norina Columbaro

Dr. Norina Columbaro has nearly 20 years experience serving as a talent development leadership partner in assessing business needs, identifying competency gaps, and uncovering program flaws in order to customize blended solutions that lead to measurable improvements.

Her experience includes:

  • Providing one-on-one leadership and supervisory coaching for professionals in manufacturing, retail, healthcare, higher education, and non-profits.
  • Developing and delivering programs for scientists and engineers to improve their scientific and technical communication skills.
  • Conducting and analyzing needs assessments for organizational and learning development.
  • Customizing, delivering, and evaluating instructor-led and web-based courses on topics such as business writing, time management, communications, coaching, mentorship, train-the- trainer, performance management, technical writing, presenting technical information to non-technical audiences, supervisory, and coaching skills.
  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative research in adult learning, higher education, and talent development.

Her research and work have been published in Adult Learning, The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and on Military.com.   

Registration TypeAmountDates Available
Early Bird Member
This fee applies to a member who registers early.
$499.00 January 8, 2019 12:00 AM – February 1, 2019 12:00 AM
Early Bird Non-Member
This fee applies to a non-member who registers early.
$599.00 January 8, 2019 12:00 AM – February 1, 2019 12:00 AM
$599.00 February 1, 2019 12:00 AM – March 29, 2019 12:00 AM
$699.00 February 1, 2019 12:00 AM – March 29, 2019 12:00 AM
Late/Onsite Member
This fee applies to members registering after the main cut-off date or on site at the conference.
$699.00 March 29, 2019 12:00 AM – April 3, 2019 12:00 AM
Late/Onsite Non-Member
This fee applies to non-members registering after the main cut-off date or on site at the conference.
$799.00 March 29, 2019 12:00 AM – April 3, 2019 12:00 AM
* A late registration fee of $100.00 is charged on all registrations between 3/29/2019 and .


Micro San Francisco Training & Meeting Rooms

655 Montgomery Street

Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94111



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