The Instructor Development Course prepares current and potential instructors to deliver learner-centric instruction using pre-developed and designed instructional materials. This course helps broaden and enhance your current knowledge, skills, and abilities required to conduct training for adult learners. This is not a presentation skills course, but one that teaches participants how to tap into Adult Learning Principles and improve an instructor's ability to meet the needs of an adult learner.
A skilled trainer, therefore, will emphasize the use of experiential learning techniques, such as problem- solving analysis, discussion, question and answer sessions, group activities, demonstrations, role-plays, etc. In essence, these learning activities tap into the knowledge and skills that an adult learner brings to the classroom and have the goal of meeting both the learning outcomes and the participants expectations.
Training Sessions: You must come prepared to present a 15-minute training session at the beginning of the workshop. The topic for your session should be job related; it can either come from a course you have taught, will be teaching, or are developing.
Readings: Reading material will be sent to you 2-3 weeks prior to the training session.
This course is part of the NHI Instructor Certification program. To learn more about NHI's Instructor Certification visit the NHI Web site at https://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/course-instruction.aspx.
This course is intended for instructors who will be delivering training for adult learners.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.