The IATSE Training Trust Fund is launching a new course with Dr. Mark Johnson this year. The course is based on feedback from participants wanting a “next level” course, additional input from Dr. Johnson on their lesson plans, and time to work on course development.
The purpose of the new Train the Trainer: Master Class is to give both new and experienced local safety and skills trainers a weekend to work with Dr. Johnson and their peers on the writing, developing, and/or fine tuning of their course curriculum that will be taught at the local. This two-day, intensive workshop is intended for individuals who have conducted at least three craft skills or safety training classes for their local since attending the Train the Trainer: Teaching Techniques course and want to work on developing and/or fine tuning a safety or skills course.
Workshop participants come to class with a concrete lesson they want to develop or refine and will work with Dr. Johnson and in small groups on their lesson plans. Participants must meet the course requirements and be nominated/selected by their locals to attend. Nominated trainers turn in a course outline to their local and applications are then completed and submitted by a local union officer.
Course nomination criteria:
- Completed the “Train the Trainer: Teaching Techniques” with Dr. Johnson
- Currently teaching skills and/or safety courses at your local
- Working on or want to work on developing a new course or improving a course that they already teach (courses taught with TTF curriculum or OSHA classes cannot be used as a course to be submitted)
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. All Master Class course sessions will be held in Kansas City. The first session is on May 20 & 21, 2017 with an additional session in the fall.
Local officers with questions about the Master Class should contact Executive Director, Liz Campos.