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Oct 29, 2016
Train the Trainer Event

T3 - Train the Trainer Event


Train The Trainer

"Let's Point Them In The Right Direction"

Fundamentals of Training and

Trainer's EDGE



Saturday, October 29, 2016

Center for Scouting in Mankato

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

$15 per person if registered by October 24th        


Like all great Scouting events this event begins with coffee and doughnuts at 8 a.m. 

The morning will be dedicated to the first part of the T3 continuum, "The Fundamentals of Training".   This course is designed to help Scouters, regardless of their experience, present effective training.  And, it will help freshen up skills of current BSA trainers.  Upon completion of The Fundamentals of Training, new trainers will be able to apply the techniques they have learned across the BSA's leadership development programs, from unit level youth leader training taught by youth for youth, to position-specific and supplemental training for adult leaders.  Upon completion of this first part, new trainers are coached and mentored by experienced trainers as they become comfortable with and confident in their training skills.

The schedule for The Fundamentals of Training is

  • 8 a.m. Gathering Time
  • 8:30 a.m. Opening
  • 8:35 a.m. Icebreaker
  • 8:50 a.m. How and Why Train Leaders
  • 9:10 a.m. Characteristics of Good Trainers
  • 9:25 a.m. How People Learn
  • 9:40 a.m. Break
  • 9:50 a.m. Presentation Media
  • 10:40 a.m. Training Methods
  • 11:30 a.m. Break
  • 11:40 a.m. Wrap-up
  • 11:55 a.m. Closing and Graduation

Lunch will be from Noon until 1 p.m.  Everyone should is responsible for their own meal.

The afternoon will find you working through the second part of the continuum, "The Trainer's EDGE".  As trainers develop their training skills, Trainer's EDGE provides an additional opportunity for trainers to enhance their abilities and increased familiarity with the EDGE model that is used throughout the training.

The afternoon Trainer's EDGE schedule is

  • 1 p.m. Module 1 - Communicating
  • 2 p.m. Module 2 - Training Preparation; logistics, media and methods.  Part 2 presentations
  • 3 p.m. Module 3 - Directing Traffic and Thoughts
  • 4 p.m. Module 4 - Participant Sessions
  • 5:30 p.m. Wrap up and closing

The cost for this event is $15 per person if registered by October 24th.  After October 24th cost is $30 per person.  Online registration closes October 26th.  After that date you may still attend but must register with Tony Dittrich at 507-380-0073 or

Included with your registration fee are all training materials (put on a thumb drive for you to take), Handouts, Power Point to aid your in your future training, documentation and certificate of completion and BSA recognition - T2 and EDGE!