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Train the Trainer: Course Development in Denver, CO

This workshop is designed for local trainers who have participated in the original Train the Trainer: Teaching and Presentation Techniques course who are conducting skills training they design themselves. Trainers review key curriculum development concepts and build on the theories they learned in the Train the Trainer through hands-on, practical time. They also learn new organizational and planning skills and how to visualize different ways to reach adult learners.

Local trainers lay out the topics sequentially, finalize a safety or craft skills course outline, and complete at least one handout for their intended course. Trainers will receive support and feedback on the instructional design of their course from the instructors and the other IATSE trainers in the course. Trainers must have presented at least three courses for their local and reported these to the TTF for tracking.

DATES: Friday, September 20, 2019 from 5PM-6PM

Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 8AM-5PM



Esther Ramirios-Mathews is a learning strategist that partners with organizations to cultivate a learning and professional development culture. Over the past 18 years, she has specialized in instructional program design with various labor management programs throughout the country. She currently coaches subject matter experts on developing outcome-oriented learning programs. Ms. Ramirios holds master’s degrees in Organizational Management and in Education with a specialization in Adult Learning & Curriculum Development.

John Mathews’ comedy writing experience led him to apply his skills engaging people by entering the learning and development field. Mr. Mathews uses his improv training to deliver training that ensures learners have fun while learning. He has worked as a trainer and facilitator in the nonprofit sector, and he currently serves as Training Manager for Venice Family Clinic in Santa Monica, CA where he developed and launched a leadership academy.

COST: The Training Trust Fund is paying for the cost of three nights of room and taxes at the hotel where the training is held. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided by the TTF on days that class is in session. As with other courses, the TTF cannot pay for the cost of travel, meals outside of the ones provided, other incidentals, or per diem costs.

This class is now full. New applicants will be placed on wait list.