Master Trainer Training Wrap Up

Even though the four days of face-to-face training is over the learning continues. Now that we have returned to our libraries we are challenged with applying all the skills we learned to our every day jobs.

Between now and March 2009, each master trainer participant will design and present a new one-hour training session at his or her library. We will have coaching from our trainers and project teammates. We will also have additional training delivered online via synchronous and asynchronous platforms. In March we return to Chapel Hill for an additional two days of training and a final showcase where we present an overview of our training to library directors and other master trainers from across the state.

Stay tuned for updates as the program continues!

North Carolina Master Trainer Class 2008-2009

Received this in an email this week from the State Librarian:

The State Library is pleased to announce the next class of North Carolina Master Trainers! Twenty-four applications were received this year, and there were so many qualified candidates that the task of making final selections was very difficult. This exciting program is a statewide effort to increase the ability of public and academic library staff in planning and presenting effective training. During the program participants will learn principles of training design, presentation skills, and how to serve as a trainer for their library.

2008-2009 Master Trainer Class

Davey Beauchamp, Davidson County Public Library
Amanda Bird, Hickory Public Library
Heidi Buchanan, Western Carolina University
Jacqueline Frye, Harnett County Public Library
Tiffany Hayes, Cumberland County Public Library
Grant LeFoe, South Piedmont Community College
Lynn McCormick, Pitt Community College
Sara McGough, Henderson County Public Library
Cindy Nanney, Polk County Public Library
Patricia Patterson, Stanly County Public Library
Melissa Raymer, Cape Fear Community College
Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
Luba Sawczyn, Chapel Hill Public Library
Brandi Tuttle, Duke University
Linda VanSistine-Yost, H. Leslie Perry Memorial
Christina Williams, East Albemarle Regional

Yep that’s my name in the list. In November I will be attending Session 1, the four-day train-the-trainer bootcamp. 🙂

Here’s some info about the program from the Master Trainer site.

What is the Master Trainer Program?
The Master Trainer Program is a statewide initiative of the State Library of North Carolina that equips public and academic libraries to respond to the ongoing need for training through an intensive “train the trainer” program. Through an application process, a class of up to 16 participants is selected to form that year’s “class”. Program participants commit to three sessions.

  • Session #1 is a four-day Train-the-Trainer workshop with a focus on core concepts of learner centered training design, training techniques, and giving and receiving effective feedback.
  • Session #2 is a series of virtual coaching sessions that builds on the learning that occurred in Session #1 and prepares each participant to successfully deliver a 60-minute training in their own library.
  • Session #3 is a three-day meeting that includes a Showcase Day where the class highlights their training designs for their directors.

I’m looking forward to tweeting and blogging about the experience.