Trainer Designs Global is intent on developing a community of serious-minded trainer candidates and seasoned trainers who are committed to evolving the work of transformation through ongoing personal and professional growth. In form, it is a program that occurs over six months wherein graduates of transformational trainings who are committed to being stellar trainers, facilitators, and coaches of leadership-based transformational work, develop themselves using the expertise and experience available to them through the generosity of veteran trainers.
TDG has a proven track record of developing trainers and over sixty years of collective experience in transformation. Ray Blanchard and Bettie J. Spruill, along with other veteran trainers who volunteer their time during program weekends, will provide opportunities for participants to develop within the following modules:
There will also be space within the Forum for study to evolve to match the participants’collective and individual interests. Each participant will write a short research paper (or a training) intended to contribute to the transformational training profession. In addition, participates will videotape themselves working with live audiences in between the four Trainer Forum in-person sessions. Each student will receive significant feedback to support their ongoing development.
In sum, the Trainer Forum provides participants with the opportunity to greatly expand their ability to work with people at the essential level of being.
Trainer Designs Trainer Forum is for people who are serious and intentional about designing themselves to be transformational trainers, facilitators, and/or coaches. Eligible candidates will meet the following minimum criteria:
✓ Hold at minimum a Bachelor’s degree from a reputable college or university or significant experience as a professional
✓ Be a graduate of a reputable transformational leadership program
✓ Have demonstrated experience coaching and/or training in a transformation-based arena (either through volunteer staffing or paid employment)
✓ Have demonstrated experience coaching, facilitating and/or training groups
Have a motivation for and clear plan for coaching and training that is aligned with transformational principles
Trainer Designs Trainer Forum will be primarily self-generated by its participants, in particular during non-program weekends. During these interim periods, participants will be required to apply and reflect on their own internalization of distinctions learned over the weekend as evidenced in videotapes of themselves working with live audiences. Work with audiences can occur in one or more of the following domains: delivering modules of discovery-based, breakthrough-based, or leadership-based trainings to mock audiences; delivering guest events; delivering self-designed workshops; providing one-on-one or small group coaching.
Trainer Designs Trainer Forum is Intensive and self-directed in nature, as is the process of becoming a masterful transformationalist. Therefore, participants’ commitment to rigor and integrity is vital.
Session 1: Wed, Oct. 18 – Sun, Oct. 22, 2017 (Train the Trainer)
Session 2: Fri, Dec. 8 – Sun, Dec. 10, 2017
Session 3: Fri, Feb. 9 – Sun, Feb. 11, 2018
Session 4: Fri, April 13 – Sun, April 15, 2018
Extra! Trainer Forum tuition includes the 5 day Train the Trainer Intensive!
Great discounts for past Train the Trainer Intensive graduates.
“Ecology, as a way of being and thinking, is a new paradigm. Everything is connected. If you change one part of the system, all will fall into place. Often people won’t let themselves have their results because they are too attached to their system. When the system is threatened, we back off. Until you can answer your own concerns ecologically, you won’t have results.” ~Bettie J. Spruill
“Everyone is already a genius, but you have to practice to bring it forth. How you speak is a practice. Mindfulness is a practice. You are what you practice.” ~Bettie J. Spruill
“What makes people excellent? When you can listen to assessments without defending or justifying yourself, you open possibilities. Your possibilities are connected to your team.” ~Bettie J. Spruill
“People are often blind to their own language. Cognitive blindness holds people back from their full potential. Coaches provide clarity by assisting people in uncollapsing distinctions in language. Distinguishing language allows people to take effective action. It gives peace of mind, responsibility, authorship, power, and transformation: the ability to go beyond circumstances. ” ~Bettie J. Spruill