Trainers will learn how to elevate their credibility, confidence, and training skills to new heights. This Train the Trainer experience will help trainers deliver compelling workshops, both online and offline, whether they’re new to the job or seasoned professionals.

Virtual and In-person sessions available.

In our Train the Trainer: Training Foundations Boot Camp, trainers will learn to use the A-E Professional Development Model to:

The A-E Professional Development Model

The A-E Professional Development Model was developed by Honey Shelton and is based on her 30 years of experience with adult learning and expertise on training retention. The model identifies five competencies that guide trainers during the entire training process. Users of the model will become keenly aware that the goal is for the learner to learn and not for the trainer to train. Using the model ensures that trainee leave the training session with knowledge, skill and motivation that translates into meaningful results.


Uncover problem areas, establish the rationale and benefits, solicit input. Consider geographical, budgetary and time constraints.


Establish learning objectives, engineer a flow for the training program, onboard subject matter experts, and resource content.


Design the right learning tools that complement the content and target the learning objectives. Incorporate engagement techniques to maximize learning.


Fine-tune timing, staging, learner engagement. Learn to take control of the room and anticipate challenges. Display confidence, interest, and personality.


Circle back to the learning objectives and the primary stakeholders. Solicit feedback and ensure the training translated into on-the-job results.

Our experts will demonstrate how to make training interesting, promote involvement, and build rapport with learners. Participants will become keenly aware that the priority is not that the trainer trains but that the learner learns. Trainers don’t have to tell attendees everything they know. Rather they must find avenues for the attendee to leave a training program with the skill and motivation to apply what they learned.

These topics are covered during Train the Trainer: Training Foundations Boot Camp

We promise you this will be one of the most significant learning experiences of your life and we hope you will join us. We will model what significant learning looks like and how to implement it in the work you do.

How is this program structured?

In-person Sessions: The workshop is split into two seven-hour days, each day starts at 8:30 AM and ends at 4:00 PM CST. A lunch break is provided. Virtual Sessions: The workshop is split into two five-hour work days, each day starts at 8:10 AM and ends at 2:00 PM CST. The event preceded by weekly prework assignments for six weeks leading up to the event. Prework assignments take between 20 and 90 minutes to complete. The program is directly followed by an optional, but highly encouraged, two-day deep dive into Impactful Designs. Virtual and In-person sessions available.

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Upcoming Sessions

JUNE 3-4, 2024
In person – Kansas City, KS

   AUG 15-16, 2024

members receive a 15% discount
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Train the Trainer: Training Foundations is part of our certification program. Fulfill all five requirements and become a certified professional! Becoming certified means you will be part of a network of alumni to share resources and ideas with.

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