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Welcome to Trainer’s Institute (TI), your ultimate quest to level up in the realm of training. Jump into this multi-part learning series to master four core skills in the ATD Professional Capability Model: Instructional Design, Facilitation, Coaching and Evaluating Impact. Each session is an interactive workshop, so you can immediately apply your new abilities in real-world scenarios. Whether you're just starting your adventure in training and talent development (TD) or a seasoned player looking to boost your foundational skills, TI is the perfect train-the-trainer program for you. By the end of your journey, you'll have the skills to create systems that enhance learning, boost performance, and unlock employee potential. Ready to level up? Press play!



Power Up: Prep for Success with the PADDIE Instructional Design Model

September 12th, 2024 | 9am - 3pm | Heritage Communities, Omaha, NE

This Level's Quest:

Join us for an immersive workshop designed specifically for learning and development professionals looking to elevate their instructional design (ID) skills. This interactive, collaborative session delves into the PADDIE model for instructional design, with a particular emphasis on the often-underestimated P, the preparation phase, which sets the stage for a successful instructional design project. Not sure what the other letters stand for? Don’t worry, we’ll explore those, too! You’ll examine comprehensive resources and tools, and apply them to a small-scale ID project that you and your classmates create during the workshop. By the end of the workshop, you'll have the skills and tools to apply PADDIE to a real-world ID project at your workplace.

Your Champions

Stephanie Blakemore


Debbie Petru


Facilitator's Quest: Unlocking Engagement, Collaboration, and Achieving Legendary Success!

October 3rd, 2024 | 9am - 3pm | Farm Credit Services of America, Omaha, NE

This Level's Quest:

Effective facilitation requires a unique set of skills. As a facilitator, you play a critical role in ensuring participants engage, learn, and apply what they’ve learned. In this workshop, we’ll explore the key techniques and mindset needed to become a great facilitator, equipping you with practical ways to create an engaging and productive environment, encourage collaboration, and ensure actionable outcomes.

Your Champion

Liz Brumels


Coaching Chronicles: Mastering Skills for Effective Player Development

October 24th, 2024 | 9am - 3pm | Sojern, Elkhorn, NE

This Level's Quest:

This session is designed to elevate your coaching skills. This course covers the essentials, from setting a strong foundation and building effective coaching relationships to mastering communication techniques. Learn how to facilitate impactful learning and drive results while ensuring accountability. Whether you are a seasoned coach or just starting, this training will equip you with the tools and strategies to make a meaningful difference in the development of the people in your organization.

Your Champion

Terry Lee


Metrics Mastery: The Ultimate Mission to Link Learning

Initiatives to Business Success

November 7th, 2024 | 9am - 3pm | MCL Construction, Omaha, NE

This Level's Quest:

In this session, we'll explore how to link your training initiatives to key business metrics. Often, businesses struggle to see the direct financial impact of training, but its value is undeniable. We'll provide insights from both Learning & Development and Sales Enablement perspectives, showing you how to measure the impact of your training programs and effectively communicate these results to senior leaders.

Your Champions

Jeannie Frazier

Alanna Hoffman

Register for the four-level adventure hereRegistration for individual sessions opens later this summer, pending seat availability.

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