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IACET Train the Trainer - A Practical Approach to Training Adults (Remote) (Historical)

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Remote Participation via Zoom

June 16, 2020 8:00 AM – June 17, 2020 4:00 PM EDT (Expired)

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:

  • Define "andragogy” and adult learner motivation.
  • Describe how the physiology of the brain relates to learning in adulthood.
  • Identify most common adult learning theories and learning styles.
  • Identify cultural dimensions and considerations for adult learning/training.
  • Compare common instructional design models and approaches.
  • Formulate strategies for conducting needs analysis.
  • Develop SMART learning outcomes.
  • Define the major delivery modalities (online, blended, instructor-led onsite) and instructional methods.
  • Identify best practices for using media in the classroom.
  • Apply strategies to address challenging instructor-led and online learner/learning situations.
  • Distinguish between placement, formative, and summative assessments.
  • Discuss methods and tools for collecting assessment data.
  • Discuss the four levels of Kirkpatrick's Program Evaluation Model.
  • Discuss methods and tools for collecting evaluation data.
  • Discuss ethics in training and development.

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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