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IACET Train the Trainer - Instructional Design and Facilitation for Adult Learning (On-site Only)

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Anaheim, CA

March 24, 2020 8:30 AM – March 25, 2020 4:00 PM PST

Train-the-Trainer Workshop: A Practical Approach to Training Adults is an engaging and powerful two-day "train-the-trainer" workshop that covers current and traditional adult learning theories and practical instructional design and delivery strategies and techniques. This workshop provides adult educators and trainers with basic knowledge, tools, and techniques to immediately enhance their adult learners’ experiences, expand their abilities to deliver quality learning events, and produce a sound return on investment.    

Throughout the two days, participants will engage in several dynamic individual, small, and large group activities as well as complete a capstone project and presentation.  They will also take away concrete strategies to apply to their own organizations’ continuing education and training (CE/T) programs and experiences.

This workshop content aligns with the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training. It also prepares instructors and CE/T professionals (particularly those new to training and development and adult learning) to support their organizations’ accreditation efforts by providing high-quality learning experiences and programs.

Audience: This basic to intermediate level workshop is ideal for instructors and subject matter experts (SMEs) who help design and deliver training and development programs.  It is also appropriate for individuals who are new to the fields of training and development, adult learning, and continuing education.  

Delivery Options:  This course is offered as a two-day, instructor-led class.  The core content can also be customized and delivered on site based an organization’s unique needs. 

Terminal Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss adult learning and how instructional design supports the learning process
    •  Needs analysis
    •  Learning Outcomes
    •  Content and Delivery Methods
    • Assessment
  • Differentiate between “assessment” and “evaluation”
  • Develop methods to evaluate the effectiveness of learning events and interventions
  • Analyze how these concepts relate to their training experiences
  • Practice instructional design knowledge and skills
  • Create action plans to put concepts to work

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 worldwide in assessing business needs, identifying competency gaps, and uncovering program challenges 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 enhance their scientific and technical communication skills.
  • Conducting and analyzing needs assessments for organizational and learning development.
  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative research in adult learning, higher education, and talent development.

She is a Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) and a Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC).

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


Regular Registration

Dates Available: February 14, 2020 4:00 PM – March 14, 2020 11:59 PM

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Late Registration

Dates Available: March 15, 2020 12:00 AM – March 20, 2020 4:29 PM

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This event will take place in Anaheim, CA at:

New Horizons CLC of SoCal

1900 S. State College Blvd, Suite 100

Anaheim, CA 92806-6136 

Business casual


- John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Nearby Hotels

- Ayres Hotel Orange (0.9 mi)

- ALO Hotel by Ayres (0.9 mi)

- Candlewood Suites Anaheim (1.5 mi)

- Anaheim Islander Inn and Suites (1.8 mi)

- Best Western Orange Plaza (2.5 mi)

- Howard Johnson by Wyndham Orange Hotel & Suites (3.6 mi)

Success in a learning event is dependent on active participation and engagement by the attendee throughout the course. In order to earn a course completion certificate and digital badge for any IACET learning event, attendees are required to fully participate in the training activities, lectures, and discussion. This applies to those attending in-person and remotely. Participation is defined as greater than 90% attendance of the scheduled course time and active engagement verified by the facilitator. Remote participation requires a working webcam and microphone; the webcam must be activated throughout the learning event.

Full refunds are available for cancellations with written notification to info@iacet.org within 20 days of the event. Refunds of 50% of the registration are available within 10 days of the event. No refund is available 5 days prior to the event due to prepaid expenses on behalf of the participant.

Regular Registration pricing is available until March 20, 2020 04:29 PM

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