This course primarily serves to give insight into adult education and enhance the instructional skills and styles of experienced instructors. The course focuses on best teaching and training practices, and it enhances understanding of instructor competencies set by the International Board for Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi®). This course emphasizes the active, learner-centered style of delivery and student experience. Instructors of the course model how to facilitate classroom discussions and motivate and encourage participants. Participants in the course will reflect on their learning and have many opportunities for self-evaluation. The course follows a problem-based training model, focusing on providing performance, technical, and higher-level skills instruction. Organizations that want courses delivered with professional polish could benefit from this professional development opportunity to ensure proficiency in training methodology and strategy.

It incorporates effective problem-based instruction in addition to the traditional lecture format. Facilitation of classroom discussions, motivation and encouragement of participants, and self- evaluation are modeled throughout this course.

Expert-level instructors deliver this modular course within a three-day timeframe. Training occurs in the form of lectures, group discussions, practical exercises, and peer- and self- assessments. Participants spend significant time working in small groups and participating in facilitated discussions and teachbacks to develop and enhance their training skills.

Min/Max Enrollment: Min 20; Max 30

Hours: 24 (Direct Delivery)

Format: Instructor-Led Training (Direct Delivery)

DHS Course #: MGT-323

Facility Requirements: Please view this document for facility requirements.


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Professional Disciplines

Animal Emergency Services, Agricultural Safety, Citizen/Community Volunteer, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Public Works, Search and Rescue, Transportation Security

The target audience for the Direct Delivery version of this course is experienced emergency response professionals including:

  • Law enforcement
  • Fire
  • Hazardous materials personnel
  • Personnel in the agricultural industry
  • Emergency medical service personnel
  • Emergency planners
  • Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) involved in the planning, preparation, response or recovery phases of disaster or emergency response
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Former military personnel