On-site Train-the-Trainer Program

How Train-the-Trainer Benefits Organizations

Training an internal trainer to deliver one of ACHIEVE’s proven workshops both enhances organizational know-how and saves costs at the same time. Long term, for medium to large organizations, the train-the-trainer program is the most cost-effective method to train existing and new staff or volunteers. With a certified instructor on staff, organizations can offer as many workshops as needed throughout the year.

Train-the-Trainer Program at a Glance

Certification allows you to present the workshop you have learned at your organization of employment only.

Attendance at the 3-day Train-the-Trainer session is required.

Your Commitment

  • You and your employer must sign an agreement that indicates acceptance of the commitments involved. View an example of a signed agreement. Please note that the registration process is not complete until we receive the agreement. Please mail it to us at your earliest convenience.
  • Facilitate at least one training a year in order to maintain certification.
  • Present the workshop in a manner that is consistent with how ACHIEVE presents the workshop.
  • As materials are modified from time to time to make them more relevant and current, you will need to review and adapt these changes.

Train-the-Trainer Workshop in Detail

In the first day of the train-the-trainer program, participants will take the workshop. Day two begins with a question and answer session, followed by a review of important facilitation strategies and techniques. Future trainers will then begin preparing for their role in delivering a portion of the workshop. On day three each participant will present a section of the workshop.

Workshop Outline

Day 1
8:15-8:30AM Orientation
8:30-9:00AM Public Workshop Registration and Sign-in
9:00-10:15AM Trainers experience the workshop as a participant
10:15-10:30AM Break
10:30-12:00PM Workshop continues
12:00-1:00PM Lunch
1:00-2:30PM Workshop continues
2:30-2:45PM Break
2:45-4:00PM Workshop continues
4:15-4:30PM Review agendas for days 2 and 3

Day 2
9:00-10:15AM Debrief of day 1 and Q & A
10:15-10:30AM Break
10:30-12:00PM Facilitation strategies and techniques
12:00-1:00PM Lunch
1:00-2:30PM Facilitation strategies and techniques
2:30-2:45PM Break
2:45-4:00PM Individual coaching and preparation to present part of workshop

Day 3
9:00-10:15AM Participants take turns presenting the workshop
10:15-10:30AM Break
10:30-12:00PM Participants take turns presenting the workshop
12:00-1:00PM Lunch
1:00-2:30PM Participants take turns presenting the workshop
2:30-2:45PM Break
2:45-3:30PM Participants take turns presenting the workshop
3:30-4:00PM Final thoughts and Q & A

The Ideal Train-the-Trainer Candidate

This workshop has been successfully delivered by ACHIEVE Trainers for the past ten years. In addition to exceptional content in our workshop, ACHIEVE trainers are dynamic and engaging presenters. To benefit from the same quality of workshop that ACHIEVE delivers, it is imperative that thoughtful consideration be given to who would make a good in-house trainer. Ideally they will have the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • An engaging and insightful speaker
  • An above average knowledge about the workshop topic
  • Previous teaching and group facilitation skills