Train-the-Trainer:How Adults Learn and Creative Facilitation Techniques

Train-The-Trainer promises to help you revolutionize how you train employees.

The ways we train and develop our people in the professional world are in continual change and growth. We will adapt and learn, or not. Times and technology change frequently, as seen by the COVID-19 pandemic, while how people LEARN and GROW has stayed more constant. We will experience and apply tools to stay true to what works in teaching working professionals while adapting to new delivery methods and platforms both in-person and virtually.

Participants of the Train-the-Trainer program will learn the essentials of the training function and directly apply new content to their jobs while exploring the best in-person and online training practices. You will learn the keys to teaching virtually, both with and without PowerPoint!

Whether you are a seasoned pro looking for a refresh or are new to the game and require a strong foundational knowledge in critical training skills, the Train-the-Trainer program will leave your audience praising your training abilities. Come join us for the nation’s highest-rated Train-The-Trainer program. Take training to an entirely new level!

Train-the-Trainer is presented in two formats: a 2-day and a 4-day experience. This 2-day experience is the first half of the 4-day program and focuses on how adults learn and how to facilitate creatively. The 4-day program builds off of this foundation to explore training design.

Program Schedule:

  • Dec 05, 2022 (8:30am-4pm)
  • Dec 06, 2022 (8:30am-4pm)



Training managers, HR specialists, designers, facilitators, or evaluators of training programs.


Participants will walk away with these skills:

  • Experience, understand, and apply techniques in the Trainer’s Toolbox. With over 45 tools and 300+ ideas to save time, reduce development costs, and improve results
  • Effectively lead students with energy, confidence, and authenticity
  • Create engaging delivery techniques to adapt to changing needs of people, time, and scope
  • Devise creative facilitation techniques and focused learning objectives
  • Advance skills in videotaped mini-trainings
  • Apply tools to both virtual and in-person training


Michael A. Lair

Michael has been a facilitator with the Xavier Leadership Center for many years. He specializes in helping people and businesses learn and develop together to set and meet organizational goals. Mike provides invigorating programs in leadership development, team effectiveness, and personal performance. His inspiring and dynamic facilitation style energizes clients to maintain enthusiasm and effectively apply their learning to meet the practical challenges they face every day.

In both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, Mike has directed Human and Systems Development efforts for small, large, and multinational companies. He has served as Director of Experiential Programs, and currently chairs the Experiential Training and Development Alliance, WEB Education Tools. For seven years Mike was the Director of Organizational Learning for Joy Outdoor Education Center, near Cincinnati, where he provided the leadership to initiate a full-service consulting operation, doubling base revenues and tripling the client base.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology/Quality of Work Life from Bowling Green State University. His publications include articles in the "Book of Metaphors, II" for the Association of Experiential Education, and "Getting Teams on the Same Page." Mike has also produced the manuals Managing Conflict, Team Alignment Process®, Creating Shared Vision, Developing Strategic Plans, and Quality Team Processes and Leadership.

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