Course Description

Two Options:
1.  Online - Asynchronous (Self-Paced):  Learners  have 3 months to complete the 24-hour course content at their own pace.  An instructor will provide feedback on assignments that are submitted.
2. Online - Synchronous (with Live Sessions):  This course is 24 learning hours including 8 hours of live sessions.  It is recommended that learners spend approximately 6 hours per week on this course.


Train the Trainer (TTT) provides an opportunity for participants to build confidence and capacity in designing and delivering dynamic, interactive and effective training sessions.  The course materials aim to develop new skills, enhance existing ones and introduce interactive techniques that enables participants to expand the educational opportunities they offer to their clients and/or employees.

Train the Trainer is delivered in an online format and incorporates various methods of instruction and multiple touch points of engagement for learners with the content, the instructor, and learning peers.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Adult Learning and Universal Design for Learning
  • Module 2: Program Design, Needs Assessment and Alternative Assessments
  • Module 3: Instructional Methods, Effective Facilitation
  • Module 4: Evaluation, Dealing with Difficult Situations and Community of Inquiry

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of adult learning
  • Employ specific techniques to build rapport with participants
  • Recognize different learning styles
  • Explain the five stages of the program design model: needs assessment, outcome setting, session planning, delivery and evaluation
  • Appreciate the importance of asking good questions
  • Apply a systematic approach to designing a training session
  • Demonstrate effective delivery skills
  • Identify ways to approach difficult situations
  • Identify ways to leverage online tools and technologies


For assistance or more information, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

  • Trainers, consultants, adult educators, and contract workers who want an opportunity to build confidence and skills in designing and leading dynamic, interactive training sessions.


"Excellent course; clear, educational, helpful, and interesting. Instructors are right on point and very knowledgeable. All participants in my course, including myself, enjoyed it greatly and I have already recommended it to others!"

Ruth Moxley (2012)
Security and Emergency Preparedness,
Corporate Services

This would be a good course for anyone who is becoming an instructor.

Fred Eddy


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Train the Trainer (Self-Paced)
Online - Asynchronous
Apr 01, 2022 to Mar 31, 2023
Total Learning Hours
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $995.00
Section Notes
This course is a self-paced asynchronous course.
Section Title
Train the Trainer
Online - Self-Paced
Apr 07, 2023 to May 05, 2023
Online - Scheduled
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Apr 13, 2023 to May 04, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,295.00
Section Notes
  • The course will open on the Friday, April 7, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
  • This course includes 4 synchronous facilitated sessions from 7-8:30 pm. (Atlantic time) (1 1/2 hour sessions). Click on View Details above for exact dates.
  • Sessions will be recorded for those who have time conflicts.
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