Train the Trainer: How to Design & Deliver Effective Training - Course 6012

Train the Trainer: How to Design & Deliver Effective Training

  • CEU's: 2.4
  • TREEO FDEP OCP 04191021: CEUs 2.4 DW WW DS
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Coordinator Stephanie West     email:     phone: (352) 392-9570 or (352) 294-3877

Do you have the responsibility to develop and implement training? 

No matter what kind of training you do you must be well prepared and able to handle whatever happens in the training room with flexibility and professionalism.

This course is designed to help participants gain basic training competencies and enhance their skills and capabilities. This course is prepared for business and industry personnel responsible for developing, delivering, evaluating and managing environmental training. Practical application exercises are used in conjunction with course materials to teach students how to design and deliver an effective environmental training program.

As part of the learning process, students may be asked to design and deliver a short, 10 minute presentation to the class on Day 3. The presentation may be on any topic, and time will be scheduled for the attendee to prepare their presentations. Students may bring photos or other visual aids to incorporate into their presentations. Experience using PowerPoint is NOT necessary.

CET Exam Application Information

Attendees who are taking this course to become a CET- Certified Environmental Trainer need to contact the BCSP, Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

2301 W. Bradley Avenue
Champaign, Illinois USA 61821
P: +1 217-359-9263
F: +1 217-359-0055

 Who Should Attend

Professionals who have the responsibility for or are interested in training within an organization or for the general public.
What our students are saying about this class:

"This experience was phenomenal and I am truly glad that I was able to be a part of it. All the information which was exchanged will prove to be invaluable, whether delivered by the trainers or the trainees. I truly appreciate the patience of the UF-TREEO staff, whom provided us with patience and encouragement as we, the participants, interacted and embellished the educational curriculum with our experiences and perspectives. We were comprised of a vocal group, eager to interject and share amongst our newly found peers."

"Thank you to Ron and Laurie for creating a trusting and open environment that allowed for honesty and true learning. I really appreciate the fact that you didn’t stop at presenting/explaining the materials, but demonstrated them and encouraged the same from us. Inspiring."

"Just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for preparing and presenting a very informative Train the Trainer class.  I learned a lot, the examples given were on point and the group dynamics was just great.  This is one of the most infomative classes I have attended at TREEO.  Thank you for your willingness to work with the group and for the enthusiasm that you have imparted to each of us.  I truly enjoyed this class and would be willing to recommend it to others."

"I learned the importance of objective and goals; importance of designing materials to meet the objectives and some strategies for managing the training environment."
"This course gives a lot of great techniques to prepare for and give a presentation. I am sure I’ll be able to design and teach more effective classes."
"I enjoyed meeting other trainers, sharing common problems and coming up with solutions; group exercises were good."
"I like seeing each person’s presentation style."
"The training materials were good and will be a good reference for future presentations."
"The instructors were informative, created a relaxed learning atmosphere, receptive to questions and thorough with answers."


 Ron Trygar, CET

Ron is the Senior Training Specialist for Water and Wastewater programs at the University of Florida TREEO Center.  Previously he was the Wastewater Process Control Specialist at Hillsborough County Public Utilities in Tampa FL.  He has worked in the wastewater industry for more than thirty years in a variety of locations and positions. Ron became a Certified Environmental Trainer (CET) in 1998 and has since provided training for associations and regulatory agencies such as FDEP; FW&PCOA Short Schools; USABlueBook; FWEA sponsored training events and local school environmental programs. Working alongside the FDEP Northeast District, Ron helped begin the FRWA/FDEP joint operator certification review classes that are still given around the state today.  Ron holds a Florida class A wastewater treatment operator’s license and a Florida class B drinking water operator’s license.


Train-the Trainer: How to Design and Deliver Effective Training

Day 1

8:00 am – 9:30 am         Greetings, Introductions, Objectives, and Overview

9:30 am – 9:45 am         Break

9:45 am – 10:45am        Training vs Speaking/presenting

                                                -which technique to use and how they differ

10:45 am – 11:00 am     Break

11:00 am – 12:00pm      Training Needs Assessment

- Preparation and Use

-Task Analysis


-Exercise:Needs Assessment Scenarios

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch-on your own


1:00 pm – 1:30 pm         Training Needs Assessment (continued)


1:30 pm – 1:45 pm         Break         

1:45 pm – 3:30 pm         Learning Objectives

- Definition and guidelines

- Types of behaviors

-Training plan


3:30 pm – 3:45 pm         Break


3:45 pm – 4:45 pm         Adult Learners

                                                - Learning Styles

- Activity

                                                -Effective Communication



-The Right Message


4:45 pm – 5:00 pm         Wrap-up/Adjourn


Day 2

8:00 am – 9:30 am         Adult Learners (continued)

                                                -Effective Communication



-The Right Message


9:30 am – 9:45 am         Break

9:45 am – 11:00 am       Visual Aids and Training Environments

                                                - Activity

                                                -   Types, advantages, and disadvantages

                                                -   Selection and application

                                                -   Media production guidelines

                                               - Classroom setups

                                                - Guidelines for management

11:15 am – 11:30 am     Break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm     “Delivering the Goods” – presenting the program

                                                -Do’s and Don’ts “Delivering the Goods”

                                                -Important factors

                                                -Effectiveness of Cheap Media

                                                - Structuring your presentations

                                                - Questions and discussions

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm      Lunch-on your own


1:30 pm – 2:30 pm         Instructional Strategies

                                                - Types and applications

                                                - Advantages and disadvantages

                                                - Matching objectives


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm         Break/PowerPoint presentation and Lab Work

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm         Assessment and Evaluation

                                                - Function, development, and use

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm                  Wrap up/Adjourn

Day 3

8:00 am – 8:45 am         Re cap/Questions

8:45 am – 9:00 am         Break           

9:00 am – 10:00 am       Documentation and Validation

10:00 am – 10:15 am     Break

10:15 am – 11:15 am     Developing a Personal Presentation

                                                - Write Objectives

                                                - Create a visual

                                                - Prepare oral presentation

11:15 am – 1:30 pm       Break/lunch-on your own/presentation work

1:30 am – 4:45 pm         Students deliver presentations

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm         Wrap up/Adjourn