Adult Learning Module 2: Design Skills

Adult Learning Modules 1 and 2 help trainers meet the 12 hours of training about adult learning required for trainer approval in Minnesota. You must complete both Adult Learning Modules 1 and 2 to meet this requirement. For more information about trainer approval requirements, see the Trainer Approval Process Guide.

Adult Learning Module 2: Design Skills

Adult Learning Module 2 will introduce the principles of content-based training design. Participants will develop training objectives, discuss the use of the learning cycle in training design, and consider evaluation strategies for measuring the effectiveness of a training session. Participants apply their knowledge using Achieve’s Course Approval process.

This module is offered as a daylong, in-person course (6 clock hours Develop-approved), and it is also offered in a blended online design (8 clock hours Develop-approved) featuring readings, discussion boards, and reflection assignments along with live Zoom sessions.

Online attendees will receive emailed instructions for logging in a few days before the training begins from the TARSS team at Please make sure the TARSS email is on your safe list or check your spam folder.

$100 for those who live or work in Minnesota
$200 for those who live and work in other states

Upcoming Courses

ONLINE: Thursday, April 20, 2023 to Thursday, May 4, 2023, Zoom sessions Thursdays from 6-6:45 p.m. Registration closes April 13, 2023.

IN PERSON: May 13, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., University of Minnesota East Bank Campus, Room 140 Campbell Hall, 51 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Registration closes May 9.

ONLINE: June 16, 2023 to July 7, 2023, Zoom sessions Fridays from 9-9:45 a.m. Registration closes June 8, 2023.

ONLINE: July 10, 2023 to July 31, 2023, Zoom sessions Mondays from 6-6:45 p.m. Registration closes July 3, 2023.

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