Fundamentals of Training – April 2020

Event Date/Time

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 - Friday, April 17, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm


1455 NW Irving St.

Fundamentals of Training provides students a rich learning experience addressing the core elements of the ADDIE model. Each session is 3 hours in length and is facilitated by a highly skilled instructor for that specific session.

Intended Audience

All sessions are geared towards those new to the talent development field or for those who need an overview of these topics.


Needs Assessment (first morning, 8:30 am - Noon)

  • Introduce participants to the Training Needs Assessment (TNA) process
  • Outline the importance of the TNA in developing training interventions to improve organization performance.
  • Participants will engage in activities to share their knowledge in order to understand typical resistance to the needs process and to gain insights on various TNA data collection methods.

Course Design (first afternoon, 1 - 4:30 pm)

  • Instructional design models
  • Learning objectives
  • How to sequence material
  • Instructional design issues related to distance learning delivery methods
  • Course evaluation principles
  • Four levels of training evaluation

Training Methodologies (second morning, 8:30 am - noon)

  • Explore the when, why and how of 14 key training methods
  • Use Dale's Cone of Experience to increase learning retention
  • Utilize a variety of creative approaches to maximize learning
  • Match training methods to learning objectives
  • Apply advanced facilitation skills (experiential learning) to make learning more engaging

Presentation Skills (second afternoon, 1 - 4:30 pm)

  • Techniques that improve presentation skills
  • When and how to use visuals to increase your effectiveness
  • How to elicit involvement/interaction from participants
  • How to manage challenging participants
  • How to effectively field questions from participants.


Needs Assessment
Jennifer Webster
Business Strategies
Salem, Oregon

Jennifer Webster, PhD, is the principal of Business Strategies, Inc., and provides consulting services in the areas of strategic planning, facilitation, team and leadership development, process analysis, and curriculum development. She provides services in both the private and public sector. Her range of clients includes; Sprint Corporation, PacifiCorp, IBM, Mentor Graphics, Goodwill, Department of Human Services, Oregon State Legislature, Oregon Department of Revenue, and the Tuality Healthcare. She also teaches at Oregon State University and Portland State University in their graduate schools of education. She moved to Oregon nine years ago from Kansas City where Sprint Corporation employed her as an educational consultant.

Course Design
Lenny Borer
Portland, Oregon

Lenny has been involved in training and development since the 1970s. He specializes in training, facilitation and custom programs.

Lenny has a MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon and a BS in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds multiple certification including: Blessing/White Certification in Helping Others Succeed, Blessing/White Certification in Managing Personal Growth, He is also a certified provider for the DISC system.

photo_dan_vetter_100Training Methodologies
Dan Vetter, CPLP
Vetter Solutions
Portland, Oregon

Dan has over 30 years experience in training design and delivery. For 12, years, he worked inside a Fortune 500 company facilitating workshops for thousands of participants on topics including: leadership, communication, business presentations, customer service, teamwork, process improvement, and quality.

In 1994 Dan founded VETTER SOLUTIONS with the motto: Organizations run better with VETTER. After two decades of designing and delivering LIVE training sessions, during the last 10 years, the company has focused on designing and developing custom e-learning courses for a variety of corporate, public and non-profit clients.

Throughout his career Dan has been actively involved with ATD in building the skills of training professionals. He was the 2003 President for the ATD Cascadia Chapter in Portland, Oregon. In addition to running his e-learning design company, he serves as an adjust faculty for Portland State University where he teaches instructional design.

Presentation Skills
Jillian Douglas
Idea Learning Group
Portland, Oregon

Jillian Douglas is co-founder and chief learning officer of Idea Learning Group, a women-owned, creative learning firm that designs custom engaging learning experiences for businesses to educate and communicate with their employees.

Program Details

  • Sessions will be held in the conference room on the first floor.
  • Check in at 8 am.
  • The nearest parking lot is here. Parking is not included in the event.
  • Sessions start at 8:30 am and go to 4:30 pm both days with an hour for lunch.
  • Limited to 30 participants.

Additional Information

  • Basic coffee service available both mornings.
  • On your own for lunch. Multiple and various food sources available within walking distance.
  • Metered street parking, or nearest lot here.
  • Online registration is available until noon on April 15, 2020. Registration available at the door if space allows.
  • Discounted registration is available for our partner organizations (ICF, NSA, ODN, SHRM only).
  • Prices go up after the early bird date and at the door.
  • Multiple registrations? Contact the office at 503-579-1552 or
  • Full stamp card? Email and request a code to redeem online.
  • Need a refund? Send an email to by the early bird deadline. No refunds or credits for future events given after that time. Substitutions allowed at any time (with price adjustment for nonmembers).

ATD Competency Model

This program aligns with the following components:

(1) Performance Improvement
(2) Instructional Design
(3) Learning Delivery
(4) Learning Technologies
(5)  Evaluating Learning Impact

Recertification Credits

CPLP (estimated 12 hours)
CPLPs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any paperwork required by National ATD. Visit the CPLP Website for complete information.

This program may be eligible for self-certification for HRCI and SHRM recertifications credits. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any paperwork required by either HRCI and SHRM. Visit either site at HRCI website or SHRM website for more information.

Details Price Qty
Early Bird Rate - Partner Organizationsshow details + $249.00 (USD)  
Early Bird Rate - NonMembershow details + $349.00 (USD)  
Regular Rate - Partner Organizationsshow details + $299.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Regular Rate - NonMembershow details + $399.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Comp (ATD office use only)show details + $0.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Other - Non-Member At Doorshow details + $409.00 (USD)   Expired


1455 NW Irving St., Portland, Oregon, 97209