A Practical Approach to Training Adults Seminar

Learn the best practices for developing and delivering impactful adult learning directly from the organization setting the Standard for Continuing Education and Training!

Course Description

A Practical Approach to Training Adults is an engaging and powerful two-day workshop that covers current and traditional adult learning theories and practical instructional design and delivery strategies and techniques. This workshop is designed for those who are new adult education trainers or subject matter experts who are assisting with the development of training. This workshop will provide you with basic knowledge, tools, and techniques to immediately enhance your learners’ experiences, expand your abilities to deliver quality learning events, and produce a sound return on investment.

Throughout the two days, you will engage in several dynamic individual, small, and large group activities as well as complete a capstone project and presentation. You will also take away concrete strategies to apply to your own organizations’ continuing education and training (CE/T) programs and experiences.

This workshop content aligns with the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training. It also prepares instructors and CE/T professionals to support their organizations’ accreditation efforts by providing high-quality learning experiences and programs.


This basic to intermediate level workshop is ideal for instructors and subject matter experts (SMEs) who help design and deliver training and development programs.  It is also appropriate for individuals who are new to the fields of training and development, adult learning, and continuing education.

Delivery Option

This course is offered as a two-day, instructor-led class.  The core content can also be customized and delivered on site based an organization’s unique needs.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Explain how instructional design supports the principles of adult learning through:
    • Needs Analysis
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Content and Delivery Methods
    • Assessment
  • Differentiate between "assessment" and "evaluation”.
  • Develop methods to evaluate the effectiveness of learning events and interventions.
  • Create an action plan to put new concepts into practice.

To successfully complete this course, you must attend the entire course, actively participate, and satisfactorily complete the exercises. 


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