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The Trainer’s EDGE/Fundamentals of Training

Upcoming Course

Saturday, December 7 – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
St Thomas a’ Beckett
1421 Wiehle Ave
Reston, Virginia 20190


Do you train Leaders? Parents? Scouts? Are you someone who has thought about training but you don’t know where to begin? Or maybe you have years of experience in training but want to add some pizzazz to it?

The Fundamentals of Training/Trainer’s EDGE is for anyone interested in different training methods. It will equip you with ideas, techniques, and materials for improving presentations by enabling you to select approaches that will communicate your messages most successfully, and with PIZZAZZ!!

In Fundamentals of Training, participants learn the tools of good training including characteristics of good trainers, how people learn and training methods. The Trainer’s EDGE emphasizes the importance of “experiential learning,” or learning by doing, as well as numerous other contemporary training strategies. These strategies can then be applied to a wide range of training programs.

What does EDGE mean?

Explain how it is done – Tell them
Demonstrate the steps – Show them
Guide learners as they practice – Watch them do it
Enable them to succeed on their own – Use memory aids, practice it, they teach it

Who Should Come?

Anyone interested in improving their presentation skills should attend! This course is required for all trainers who train on the District and Council levels (including Wood Badge and NYLT staff). Unit leaders, Commissioners, and anyone else who would like to learn to communicate ideas better are encouraged to attend. This all-day course is taught by Scouters who have years of training experience in the NCAC.

Cost: $15 (Continental Breakfast and Full Lunch Included along with Training Materials)

Trainer’s EDGE is valid for three years. Trainers who wish to re-certify are only expected to re-take the Trainer’s EDGE portion of the day (11:00 am to 4:00 pm)


Contact Danielle Ballantine at (301) 335-6012 or