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Train-the-Trainer Program offered in Moberly

If you are wondering if your supervisors are effective in helping their employees improve performance, the harsh reality is most employees learn their jobs by doing them under the direction of others who probably don’t have the time or tools to teach them effectively.

Unfortunately, this situation exists all too often, and The Moberly Area Employer’s Training Consortium (MAETC) understands the need to better address employee job training. MAETC also knows it takes time, management commitment and a financial investment to initiate improvements in staff development and that any actions must fit your company, people and work.

MACC’s Entrepreneurship & Business Development Center is partnering with MAETC to offer training skill development programs (Train-the-Trainer) for first-line supervisors and team leaders, emphasizing realistic and practical tools and techniques that are easily incorporated in day-to-day activities.

Registration for the first class is beginning now. The sessions are on Tuesday April 12, Thursday April 14, and Tuesday April 19, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon each day. The class will be held in the Moberly Area Community College Entrepreneurship and Business Development Center Training Room.

The Train-the-Trainer program features customized design and content to fit Moberly’s community and business environment; flexible scheduling to best fit the needs of clients, structured as full-day or partial-day sessions; facilities for training programs providing a convenient, professional, non-threatening environment and; realistic approaches to adult learners who might not have the benefit of significant supervisory experience or skill training

Train-the-Trainer includes the core topics of deciding what areas require specific training; choosing appropriate mode of training; learning various methods to teach “What, Why, How and When”; linking employee training to personal commitment to performance improvement; tools to measure and communicate results and; methods for effective follow-up.

Training sessions include practical topic presentations, demonstrations, activities, which allow participants to practice skills learned, and individualized feedback.

Train-the-Trainer works well in a series of three half-day sessions (12 contact hours), but can be presented in many formats and content compositions according to client needs.

MAETC was created to assist employers with training and workforce development needs. This collaboration allows employers to bring quality training opportunities to the Moberly Area at a reduced cost by sharing expenses across a larger number of participants and limits the need to send employees to larger markets. This effort reduces the amount of time away from work and eliminates the costs associated with travel and overnight stays allowing partners to offer more training opportunities by stretching limited resources. Many members are eligible for MAETC training funds received through the consortium as a result of matching grants from state and federal funding.

This Train-the-Trainer program, along with other staff development offerings, will be designed and conducted by David W. Byland. Mr. Byland is an Adjunct Instructor in the Columbia College Division of Adult Higher Education, with over 30 years of experience developing and conducting skill and concept training programs for adult learners. In addition, he has served in Senior Management capacities specializing in Human Resources, Administration and Project Management operations in both profit and non-profit organizations in the healthcare, insurance, information technology, financial systems and higher education industries. Mr. Byland earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Information Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Missouri.

To register for this program, log onto the Moberly Area Economic Development Corp. website at www.moberly-edc.com/ or call the Entrepreneurship and Business Development Center at 660-263-5865. The cost for members is $200 and $250 for non-members.


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