Train the Trainer for the Formal Trainer 2024

  • 07 May 2024
  • 08 May 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 07 May 2024, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (CDT)
  • 08 May 2024, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (CDT)
  • Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center



Brenda Meeker and Melanie Hoffner

Tuesday May 7th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Wednesday May 8th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


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 who want 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 Brenda Meeker, Owner and President of Elevate Consulting LLC, and current ATD President.

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


  • Apply training design models to training development needs.

  • Write measurable learning objectives.

  • Connect how adults learn with techniques to include in your training.

  • 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 12 PDC's towards certification.


Developing Professional Capability - Training Delivery & Facilitation

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

  • Members - $199
  • Non-members - $249
  • Students - $119

Bonus Train the Trainer Opportunity: For Virtual/Hybrid Training

Train the Trainer for the Formal Trainer is a prerequisite for a bonus session workshop. Consider joining us on June 4 to take what you learned in this Train the Trainer workshop and apply those skills to a virtual or hybrid environment. To sign up for the bonus session, click the link below.

NOTE: This bonus workshop will be held in-person and will cover applying training design and delivery principles to virtual or hybrid training.

Bonus Train the Trainer for Virtual/Hybrid Training 2024 - Prerequisites apply

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