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Professional Development -Engaging the Adult Learner

Engaging the Adult Learner (TRN100)

Type: Instructor Led

Intended Audience: Those who design and/or facilitate training classes.

Program Overview: Adults learn best when learning objectives and activities are directly relevant to the challenges they face, when they can actively apply new skills and get immediate feedback, and when their existing knowledge-base and skills are recognized and valued. Participants will learn methods for transferring knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable to their situation.

Objectives: Participants will learn principles of adult learning and methods for engaging participation, building credibility, and achieving the desired learning outcomes when instructing adults.


  • Characteristics and needs of adult learners;

  • Implications for Trainers;

  • Learner-Centered vs. Instructor-Centered Teaching;

  • Adult Learning Models and Trainer competencies;

  • Creating an environment conducive to learning.

Pre-Requisite Activities: none

Instructor: Gabi Harmon

Additional Resources:


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