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Certifying Your Trainers

The following Trainer Certification Process for Organizational Savvy and Interpersonal Savvy programs depends upon factors such as program length, experience of Trainer Candidates, location of the certification, and travel or cost constraints. We work flexibly with clients to reach agreement about the Briefing and Coaching stage lengths and feasibility of the Co-Training stage as outlined below.

  • Participant Stage – Candidates attend the course (half-day, 1-day, 1.5-day, or 2 days) with other Trainer Candidates at the normal in-house fee.
  • Briefing Stage – Candidates are familiarized with the Trainer Guide, either through an orientation day or in 60-90-minute debriefing sessions after Day One and Day Two of the Participant Stage program.
  • Coaching Stage – Tutorial “teach-back” sessions occur in rehearsal fashion, with plenty of feedback and supportive critique as Trainer Candidates deliver assigned modules to a Master Trainer in the same sequence in which they occur during the workshop. A Master Trainer works with up to four client Trainer Candidates. We recommend a minimum of one Coaching Day to ground Candidates in the ½ or 1-day design or two Coaching Days to ground Candidates in the 1.5-day or 2-day design.
  • Co-Training Stage – Trainer Candidates deliver in an in-house workshop for up to 20 participants with the Brandon Partners Master Trainer observing and providing extensive end-of-day feedback and critique. The normal delivery fee for a regular workshop is supplemented with an overtime fee per day (1 or 2 days). Usually, Trainer Candidates are deemed ready to teach the program or a reasonable “leap of faith” is made and clients simply order materials, which are sent at our usual Licensing and Materials rate per person.

View an excerpt from the 265-page Trainer’s Manual for the Organizational Savvy workshop.