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A Practical Approach to Training Adults: IACETs Train the Trainer Blended Workshop

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December 6, 2023 8:30 AM – December 7, 2023 4:30 PM EST

A Practical Approach to Training Adults is an engaging and powerful blended workshop that covers current and traditional adult learning theories and practical instructional design and delivery strategies and techniques. Taught by our IACET commissioners, this workshop will provide learners with foundational knowledge, tools, and techniques to immediately enhance their unique experiences, expand their abilities to deliver quality learning events, and produce a sound return on investment. 

This workshop content uniquely aligns with the new ANSI/IACET 1-2023 Standard for Continuing Education and Training. It also prepares instructors and CE/T professionals to support their organizations’ accreditation efforts by providing high-quality learning experiences and programs.

Pre Work:  There will be a short elearning module (about 30 minutes) that will be delivered through IACET's LMS to prepare learners for the actual virtual workshop. Completing this module will be required and tracked. 

Learners will have opportunities to immediately apply concepts while completing a training plan and presenting a "capstone" project.

Recommended Audience: This workshop is designed for those who are new to training and subject matter experts who are assisting with the development and delivery of training. 

Learning Outcomes: By the end of this workshop, the learners will:

  • Discuss key adult learning theories and how instructional design supports the learning process, including:

o  Needs Analysis

o  Learning Outcomes

o  Content Development and Delivery Methods

o  Assessment

o  Evaluation

  • Analyze how these concepts relate to training experiences
  • Practice instructional design knowledge and skills by creating and presenting a training plan
  • Create action plans to put concepts to work

Expectations for Successful Completion and Awarding of Digital Badge:

  • Demonstrate the learning outcomes through pre workshop e-learning module, knowledge checks, challenges, activities, and the capstone project
  • Complete pre work and attend the entire course
  • Actively participate in and contribute to the Organization Training Plan and Presentation Capstone Project

System Requirements and Security: These sessions are designed to be highly interactive; recreating the live classroom experience in a virtual environment.  Remote attendees must have a webcam and microphone functioning on their computer to participate in this workshop. When participating in remote events, your online security is very important to us.  Best practices for Zoom will be utilized to ensure a safe and secure experience for all participants.

Have a group and want to schedule a customized version for your organization's specific needs?  Contact  norina.columbaro@iacet.org to discuss options for bringing this interactive, engaging workshop in house!

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Norina Columbaro

Dr. Norina L. Columbaro is an award-winning talent and organizational development leadership partner and published researcher.   Besides heading up Performance for Life Consulting for over 25 years, she has supported IACET since 2017 as a commissioner, workshop facilitator, blog contributer, and annual conference presenter. She has also successfully completed the process to become an IACET Accredited Provider (AP)  - so she knows what it's like to be an applicant!

Her background includes:

  • Developing and delivering scientific and technical communication courses for scientists and engineers worldwide.
  • Managing instructional design projects covering a wide range of technical and nontechnical subject areas.
  • Holding leadership positions in higher education and professional associations.

She is a Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) and a Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC).  She also holds a Ph.D. from Cleveland State University in Urban Education, specializing in Leadership and Life-Long Learning. 

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


Regular Registration

Dates Available: June 12, 2023 11:30 AM – December 4, 2023 5:14 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 cancelations 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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