Master Trainer Capstone Project and Presentation

The Master Trainer capstone project requires you to demonstrate your complete mastery of the entire training development and delivery process, instructor led or otherwise. You complete a needs assessment, construct program and learning objectives, format and create support materials, design an evaluation strategy, etc. The capstone project also requires you present your training program while demonstrating clear correlations with the design steps.

Throughout this journey you are supported by your instructor. He or she mentors you through the process step by step, providing feedback, and ultimately assessing your successful completion of the capstone project and presentation.

We estimate that it should take you approximately 40 hours to complete the entire capstone project. The capstone project must be completed before you present your training program for evaluation.

The Master Trainer Certificate is awarded after successful completion of the capstone project and presentation.

This course can be applied to the Master Trainer Certificate.


Rodney (Buck) Hillestad

Rodney (Buck) Hillestad

Rodney (Buck) Hillestad is founder and president of Hillestad Learning Technologies, a training and development company specializing in training design and delivery, along with leadership/managerial, and team skills. Buck regularly delivers classes for the University of Wisconsin extensions and is ... read more


Must have completed Unit I & Unit II of Train the Trainer program.


Once you register for the course you are emailed specific instructions on how to get started with the capstone project. You are required to register for a day to deliver your training program for final evaluation. Days to present your training program in person will be held in May and November each year. You can also register to submit a recording of your training program via online instead of presenting in person.

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: This is a workstudy program. Student will meet with instructor throughout based on study arrangements.

Time: Student will spend a total of 40 hours on this project

Location: To Be Announced

Instructor: Rodney (Buck) Hillestad

Fee: $1,195

CEUs: 4, PDCs: 40

Program Number: 5040-11260

Note: Students will meet with the instructor throughout the duration of the course, as arranged by participant and instructor. All coursework for capstone and project must be completed within one year.

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