Train the Trainer for the Formal Trainer 2023

  • 25 Apr 2023
  • 26 Apr 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • 25 Apr 2023, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • 26 Apr 2023, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • Mount Mercy University's CRST International Graduate Center


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Marcie Van Note and Melanie Hoffner

April 25th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Marcie)

April 26th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Melanie)


Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center - 1650 Matterhorn Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

NOTE: This workshop is for those who are new to a formal training role, and for experienced trainers that need a refresher to their design and delivery. 


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 workshop will earn you 16 PDC's towards certification.


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. 


Developing Professional Capability - Training Delivery & Facilitation.

We are pleased to offer the workshop in-person only with the following pricing:  

·         Members - $149

·         Non-members - $225

·         Students - $99

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