Train the Trainer: Course Development
This two and a half-day, intensive workshop is for trainers actively teaching classes for their local. It builds on the theories covered in the Train the Trainer: Teaching and Presentation Techniques class with hands-on practice designing outlines and lesson plans. Participants must submit a brief course description of the course they would like to develop.
What is it?
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 the lesson plan for their course. If time permits, they may start developing course handouts. Trainers will receive feedback and support from the instructors and the other IATSE trainers in the course.
Who is it for?
It is intended for trainers who have participated in the Train the Trainer: Teaching and Presentation Techniques workshop and who are conducting craft skills training they design themselves. Trainers must have presented at least three trainings and reported these to the TTF for tracking to be eligible. The application requires a course description from potential participants for the course they plan to develop in the workshop.
Is there a cost?
The TTF is paying for the cost of three nights of room and taxes at the hotel where the training is held. We will also provide breakfast and lunch 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.
How do We apply?
A local union officer should download the application from the course listing linked below to nominate a trainer from their local. If space permits, you may send a second person to attend. Nominees must be IATSE workers who attended the Train the Trainer: Teaching and Presentations Techniques course and have taught at least three classes since attending the first Train the Trainer session. The designated local union officer will complete and submit one application for each trainer in their local.