Trainer's Institute Day 1: Adult Learning Principles & Analysis

  • 12 Sep 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • First National Business Park; 14301 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor


Trainer's Institute : Day One

Professional development opportunities for new and experienced professional concepts with real-world application, best practices, and current industry trends that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

Learning About Learning

Morning Session (8:30am - 12:00pm) 

      Facilitator: Kim Whiteside     

Think about the best learning experience you’ve ever had. Chances are it wasn’t the content of the course but what the presenter did with the content that made the difference. Explore the dynamic ways in which adults acquire, retain, recall, and use new information. Participate in interactive activities that will help you motivate adult learners and connect learning to performance.

In addition, apply principles of adult learning to a current work project. Facilitator Kim Whiteside will lead you through practical exercises with real-world applications that may help you become a better learner as well.


By the end of the morning session, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain characteristics of adult learners and adult learning theories
  • Relate concepts of learning styles to effective learning experiences
  • Explore learning methodologies, such as: competency-based learning, contextualized learning, and personalized learning
  • Align principles of adult learning with instructional plans and learning materials
  • Connect strategies of adult learning to on-the-job performance
  • Demonstrate a variety of teaching strategies/techniques designed to enhance the individual and group adult learning experience


Kim has over 20 years of experience in the adult learning field. She has a master’s degree in Adult Learning and Performance from Drake University and holds three professional certifications: Executive Coaching, Experiential Learning, and Career Counseling.

In her current role as Instructional Systems Designer at Metropolitan Community College, Kim partners with faculty and staff to create engaging learning experiences for both credit and non-credit courses.       


Analyzing the Need for Training

Afternoon Session (1:00pm - 4:30pm)

Facilitator: Jon Titus   


In this four hour active learning workshop, participants will build needs assessment skills. Content will map to our Instructional Design and Managing Learning Programs competencies (from the ATD Competency Model). I will also make the distinction between these and the Performance Improvement competency.

By the end of the afternoon session, attendees will be able to:

  • Move from order taker to valued-solution developer
  • Differentiate between training and performance needs
  • Conduct successful needs analysis    

Jon Titus has over eight years of training and development experience in insurance and higher education. In his current role, Jon is the Director of Continuing Education at Bellevue University. Some of his previous positions include Sr. Trainer at Mutual of Omaha, Dean at Kaplan University – Council Bluffs, Director Development Program at, Supervisor Training Program at GEICO, and Education Management Volunteer in the United States Peace Corps.

Jon attended the University of Iowa to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Business Administration, and later earned an MBA from the Tippie School of Management at the University of Iowa.

Jon volunteered on the Resume Review Team in his first year with ATD Nebraska. Then he served on the board for two years as the Director of Career Resources, and the Director of Engagement. In 2013 Jon earned his CPLP designation-Certified Professional in Learning and Performance.


Registration Pricing:

Single Day

Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $185

Member (after Sept. 1): $210

Non-Member: $235 


Days 1-4 Package

Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $680

Member (after Sept. 1): $750

Non-Member: $900 (includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value)


Days 1-5 Package

Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $750

Member (after Sept. 1): $835

 Non-Member: $985 (Includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value) 


Click here to register for Package Deals

(Days 1-4 or Days 1-5 Packages)

Location: First National Business Park

14301 FNB Parkway - First Floor

Look for signs to "Trainer's Institute 2017"

ATD Nebraska, P.O. Box 85793 Lincoln, NE 68501-5793

(402) 850-6710 | contactus@atdnebraska.org

ATD Nebraska is dedicated to providing professional development for their members to improve workplace learning and performance.

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