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

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December 3, 2020 9:00 AM – December 4, 2020 4:30 PM EST

This engaging and powerful two-day workshop covers current and traditional adult learning theories, practical instructional design, and delivery strategies and techniques. Adult educators and trainers will acquire knowledge and tools to immediately enhance the adult learning experience and expand their own abilities to deliver quality learning events and produce a sound return on investment.

Throughout the two days, participants will engage in 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 organization’s continuing education and training (CE/T) programs.

The workshop content aligns with the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training, and prepares instructors and CE/T professionals - particularly those new to training and development and adult learning - to support their organization’s accreditation efforts.

Learning outcomes: by the end 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.
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Vanessa Almony

Vanessa Almony has 20 years of experience in all aspects of training and development, with an emphasis on identifying and targeting creative solutions to performance needs. She has extensive experience managing development teams as well as independently producing instructionally sound products that satisfy customers' needs for timely, technically accurate, and cost-effective training that works.

Vanessa has designed, developed, and delivered training products addressing diverse topics such as executive leadership development, medical records confidentiality, and wastewater and drinking water plant operations. For the past ten years, Ms. Almony has focused on producing traditional and virtual classroom training and e-learning packages for federal, state, and municipal transportation engineers.

Vanessa Almony holds an M.Ed. in Training and Development and a B.S. in Behavioral Science. She is a member of the national and Vermont chapters of Association for Talent Development (ATD), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the e-learning Guild. She is a Federal Highway Administration/National Highway Institute Master Trainer and an NHI-certified instructor. Vanessa has served as an IACET Commissioner since 2014.

Late Registration

Dates Available: November 19, 2020 12:00 AM – December 2, 2020 3:59 PM

Registration TypeAmount
Remote Attendee (Member)
This fee applies to members who register to attend the event remotely.
Remote Attendee (Non-Member)
This fee applies to non-members who register to attend the event remotely.

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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.

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