• Train the Trainers for Non-Trainers

Train the Trainers for Non-Trainers

  • Thursday, February 02, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Bismarck State College Student Union - Alumni Room


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  • Regular monthly lunch meetings.
    Free for Members
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Train the Trainers for Non-Trainers presented by Robin Thorstenson


"Oh, I'll just get up there and talk."  "I've got 50 slides. I can get through them in an hour, can't I?"  "My talk is all typed up for me to read!"


We all use champions and subject matter experts as trainers. So how do we teach them that training is more than being a “sage on the stage”?  What does Train-the-Trainer for the non-Trainer look like? What methodology would help these experts ensure their sessions are interactive and behavior-based?

Over the past 35 years, Robin Thorstenson has trained volunteers, teenagers, community experts and colleagues in the 5-Step Teaching Method and the principles of adult learning theory. She’ll share the components to include in train-the-trainer, resources and lessons learned. And she’ll do it without mentioning Bloom, Gagne or ADDIE!

Lunch is available for purchase in the Mystic Café. Please feel free to bring with you to the Alumni Room, lower level of BSC's Student Union.

Guests are welcome!


Note: This is a program offered through the Bismarck Mandan Geographic Interest Group of the ND ATD Chapter. This event is held in Bismarck. 



About Robin:

Robin Thorstenson discovered the joy of training when introduced to the 5 Step Teaching Method at a Girl Scout Counselor-in-Training event. Since then Robin has been teaching others how the reach the next level.  She currently serves as a training coordinator Starion Bank where she coordinates learning experiences for team members and provides soft skill training. Robin holds an MBA from University of St. Thomas, as well as certification in mentoring and leadership curriculums.

Robin is actively involved in the community. She serves on Dakota Media Access board, the Leadership Bismarck Mandan steering committee, and the local leadership team for Association for Talent Development. Robin also shares her time and talents with the Dakota Digital Film Festival and the League of Women Voters. And, whenever possible, Robin will be enjoying the outdoors with her husband and dog.

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