Train-The-Trainer Workshop

  • 14 Mar 2018
  • 8:30 AM
  • 15 Mar 2018
  • 4:30 PM
  • Mount Mercy Graduate Center


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Train-the-Trainer Two-Day Workshop

Date: March 14-15, 2018

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Mount Mercy Graduate Center - 1650 Matterhorn Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Facilitators: Marcie Van Note (day 1) and Melanie Hofner (day 2)
Marcie Van Note, MBA Director at Mt. Mercy University, and ATD Hawkeye Past President; and Melanie Hoffner, Founder and Chief People Development Specialist at Brain Bonanza LLC, and ATD Hawkeye Past President.

Description: For some of us, being asked to design and deliver training creates a rush of excitement, while for others it is a "slide down the rabbit hole." Decrease your apprehension and increase your confidence when you can design and deliver a more effective learning experience for your participants, which leads to improved performance and a positive impact on business results.

This Train-the-Trainer professional development experience includes TWO days of value-packed interactive training design and delivery strategies and solutions!

Day One: Instructional Design with Marcie Van Note, MBA Director, Mt. Mercy University, and ATD Hawkeye Past President.

Day Two: Brain-Friendly Training Delivery with Melanie Hoffner, Founder and Chief People Development Specialist, Brain Bonanza LLC, and ATD Hawkeye Past President.


  • Discuss the phases of a training cycle.
  • Write effective learning objectives.
  • Explain what is meant by adult learning theory.
  • Design a participant-centered training experience.
  • Discover six brain-based principles, and related delivery strategies, that create “sticky learning.”
  • Create a positive, active learning environment.
  • Structure training delivery to optimize the participants’ learning experience, including their attention, comprehension, and retention.
  • Identify at least three actions you can take to increase the likelihood that participants will apply their learning AFTER training.
  • Develop an Action and Implementation Plan to integrate your learning from Train the Trainer.

NOTE: This session is designed for the new trainer, a subject matter expert who is tasked with training, or as a refresher for experienced trainers.

Past Participants' Shared:

  • "[I liked] the learning environment. You practice what you preach! It was so interactive and creative and done in a way that volunteering your opinions felt safe. So enjoyable."
  • "[I liked] that it was a great example of what I was being taught."
  • "[I liked] the amount of time we had to absorb and discuss the info."
  • "I loved this! Definitely offer it again!"

Recertification Credits: This workshop is approved for 14 PDC's for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This workshop is approved for 7 HRCI credits.


  • Members - $149
  • Non-members - $199
  • Students - $99 (will require current schedule)
  • Group Rate - An organization purchasing two seats will get a third seat free! Email for special Group Rate invoicing.

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