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Train the Trainer Unit I: Design and Development of Training Programs

Gain the knowledge and skills to create compelling and effective training programs. Learn how to effectively manage what happens before, during and after training. This course provides a comprehensive foundation in professional training using the ADDIE model as a framework.

This course can be applied to the following certificates:
Master Trainer Certificate
Train the Trainer Certificate


Rodney (Buck) Hillestad, BS

Rodney (Buck) Hillestad, BS

Rodney (Buck) Hillestad is the founder and president of Hillestad Learning Technologies, a training and development company that specializes in designing and delivering training on leadership, managerial and team skills. Hillestad regularly delivers classes for the University of Wisconsin extensions ... read more

Who Should Attend

  • Training and development managers
  • Managers and supervisors
  • New or experienced trainers
  • HR professionals
  • Consultants
  • Anyone who wants to design a customized program from the ground up

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze corporate culture to align with training outcomes
  • Identify the most effective approach to your training design
  • Understand the fundamentals of adult learning methodologies
  • Discover innovative ways to design training that accelerates the learning process
  • Learn methods for conducting a needs assessment
  • Create your map for program and learning objectives
  • Design experiential learning cycles
  • Pick the design process that works for you and your project
  • Develop a training evaluation strategy

Course Outline/Topics

Note: Both units 1 and 2 of our Train the Trainer program essentially follow the ADDIE (Assessment, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation) model of training development using it as a guideline to explore all areas of training design, development and delivery. Additionally, each unit was designed so it could be taken independently and nonsequentially.

  • Aligning Training to Organizational Goals, Culture and Vision
  • Approaches to Training
  • Adult Learning
  • Accelerated Learning
  • Needs Assessment
  • Learning Objectives
  • Designing, Delivery and Reinforcing Methods to Optimize Learning
  • Putting the Puzzle Together
  • Developing an Evaluation Strategy


Lunch and snacks are provided each day. Discounted parking is also available for those who park in the adjacent Grand Avenue parking structure.


"Really beneficial class! Thank you, Buck! You were great at running this class, and I learned so much from you!"  —  Participant, 2019

"Buck led an awesome class. The pace was great and I came away with a lot of great tools."  —  Participant, 2019

UWM Train the Trainer Program Overview

Date: 3 Tue, Oct 4-25

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:30am-Noon CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Rodney (Buck) Hillestad BS


$845 by Sept 20
$895 after Sept 20

CEUs: 2.1

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 5040-13821

Note: This course starts on Oct 4 and runs through Oct 25. Live online sessions take place on Oct 5, 12 and 19 from 8:30am-12:00 noon CT.

Registration Deadline: Sept 28

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