Total Trainer University

Are you planning a transition to training?  A Subject Matter Expert who's fallen in love with the talent development field, but want exposure to the best practices of seasoned practitioners? 

Our Total Trainer University consists of two programs:

1 -- Total Trainer: Creating Training

(formerly Total Trainer)

Taught by some of the highest caliber training professionals from the ATD‐Orange County chapter, this program takes participants from the initial needs analysis through the development of training materials, the presentation of training and conducting the final evaluations. 

This course is offered once a year in the Spring.

Total Trainer Testimonials!

2 -- Total Trainer: Delivering Training

(formerly Powerful Presentation Skills)

Using curriculum developed by ATD-Orange County, this program teaches you to design and deliver impactful presentations for business meetings, conferences and special events, or classroom assignments. 

The learning environment is highly interactive and participants receive individual feedback for improved performance. 

This course is offered once a year in the Fall.

Register Today For Upcoming Programs

When these courses are "in season" the course announcement and registration link will appear here, and on the Home Page.

Our Total Trainer Faculty Shares Their Passion For Developing Others

The Road from Occupational Therapist to Total Trainer

by Geri Lopker

"What I discovered was that I really did not know anything about adult learning, about creating learner-centered training and materials, about sequencing learning activities that balanced the cognitive load…I could go on and on about what I did NOT know! Therefore, I set out to learn and stop putting my audience to sleep! I fell in love with the learning and development profession, and 30 years later, I am a trainer of trainers and instructional designers."

Read more about Geri's path

California sunlight, sweet Calcutta rain, to get web meeting design right -- the model remains the same.

by Paul Venderley

"Over the years the concept of training people from afar has evolved from correspondence school to the televised classroom to webinars and most recently to mobile learning.

Its appeal: getting information to a dispersed audience at a fraction of the cost. Its challenges: getting information to a removed audience in a way that will stick.

How does curriculum design differ between webinar-based training and classroom-based training?

My answer: it shouldn’t."

Read more 

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