Who: The International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) under a cooperative agreement with the FDA is offering an instructor development workshop for state regulatory trainers.
What: This workshop primarily serves to give insight into adult learning theory and to improve the instructional skills and styles of experienced instructors. The workshop focuses on best teaching and training practices and enhances understanding of instructional competencies set by the International Board for Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI). Emphasis is placed on the active, learner-centered style of delivery and student experience. The workshop includes problem-based training and concentrates on providing performance, technical and higher-level skills instruction. Workshop participants should be prepared to deliver two short presentations in small group settings: One 10-minute and one 15-minute presentation chosen from IFPTI’s standardized course curriculum.
Why: FDA/DHRD has provided IFPTI with funding to train state trainers. The goal of this training is to promote quality instruction and build instructor capacity for the integrated food safety system. This is a prerequisite to teach other courses in the national food protection curriculum.
Cost: Registration fee is waived for government officials. All travel-related expenses will be reimbursed for workshop participants according to IFPTI’s travel policies.
Duration: 2 1/2 day Workshop
When: Select either January 9-11 or March 13-15, 2013.
Where: IFPTI training facilities - Battle Creek, Michigan.
Reply: Please submit your trainer candidates’ names, email addresses, phone number, and preferred workshop date to instructor.development@IFPTI.org by November 30, 2012. Acceptance of participants will be made by IFPTI’s selection committee. If selected, your trainers will be notified with an invitation to attend the workshop and additional information with be provided.
Target Audience: State regulatory food/feed protection trainers or local agency trainers, who are used statewide by the state agency.
Course Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
· Identify and discuss what enhances or detracts from the adult learning process.
· Discuss the meaning and application of several instructional terms and concepts.
· Summarize the characteristics of ineffective and effective instructors.
· Employ instructor assessment criteria when assessing workshop presentations.
· Discuss specific presentation skills and techniques in detail.
· Apply questioning techniques effectively.
· Reflect upon and improve instructional methods and styles based on feedback and assessments from the exercise.
· Identify and discuss different instructional methods.
· Anticipate and/or respond effectively to challenging classroom situations associated with the instructor, the participant, and the learning environment.
· Recognize and respond appropriately to challenges to the professional image of themselves and their organization.
· Reflect upon and improve instructional method and style based on feedback and assessment from this exercise.
Prerequisites: IFPTI recommends that participants have prior instructional and training experience and a general knowledge of instructional methodology.
We look forward to hearing from you.