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


Sarah Caryl, MA

Sarah Caryl, MA

Sarah Caryl is a business leader practicing in the human resources, talent management and organizational development areas with extensive experience in leading adult learning. Having served across industries including healthcare, manufacturing, service and academia, Sarah understands how the cultural differences ... 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 processes that work for you and your project
  • Develop best practices for session planning and programming

Course Outline/Topics

Note: Both units 1 and 2 of our Train the Trainer program essentially follow the ADDIE (Assess, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate) model, using it as a guideline to explore all areas of training design and delivery. Additionally each unit is designed so it may be taken independently and/or nonsequentially.

  1. Assess (Unit 1)
  • Aligning training to organizational goals, culture and vision
  • Conducting the right needs assessment
  1. Design (Unit 1)
  • Adult learning and the experiential learning cycle
  • Accelerated learning techniques
  1. Develop (Unit 1)
  • Creating and using learning objectives
  • Developing for adult learners
  • Considerations for session and program planning
  1. Implement (Unit 2)
  • Facilitating learning for adults
  • Techniques for effective delivery of training
  • Managing the adult classroom
  • Reinforcing training for transfer of learning
  1. Evaluate (Unit 2)
  • Understanding types of evaluations and their purposes
  • Developing your evaluation strategy


"What I liked most about this class was the knowledge I have acquired. This knowledge has helped me identify training in the past that was not up to par and helped to educate me on what I can do to better facilitate training in the future."  —  Dylan Root, Amcor Packaging, Inc.

"Excellent. I really appreciate finding a “legit” course on training that includes so much foundational learning of the training methods, adult learning, organization, etc."  —  Kristin Braaksma, FBMM, Inc.

"The UWM Train the Trainer Certificate series is one of the best train-the-trainer events I’ve attended  – covering topics from the initial training request/analysis through design and learning objectives development. Whether you are new to training or have been in the field for a while, there is something to learn with courses that pull people from different levels/backgrounds together and provide them an opportunity to share with and learn from each other. The information is presented in a manner that someone new to training can easily attend and gain valuable insight, and yet takes some deeper dives on topics that will help further develop skills of more experienced trainers."  —  Tamara Berger, February 2023

UWM Train the Trainer Program Overview

Date: 3 Fri, Sept 15-29, 2023

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:30am-Noon CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Sarah Caryl MA


$845 by Sept 1, 2023
$895 after Sept 1, 2023

CEUs: 2.1

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 5040-15427

Note: This class meets live online on Sept 15, 22, and 29 from 8:30am-Noon.

Registration Deadline: Sept 12, 2023

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