Fundamentals of Training

Event Date/Time

  • Monday, September 17, 2018 - Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm


805 SW Broadway, 9th Floor
United States

Fundamentals of Training is back!

This session is full. Please email the ATD office at if you are interested in being on a waiting list.

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. You must register for all 4 sessions.

Intended Audience

All four sessions are geared towards those new to the 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
  • Kolb's experiential learning cycle
  • 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 twenty years experience in process and human performance improvement. For twelve 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. He jokingly refers to himself as the Organizational Chiropractor, because he seeks to eliminate the pain organizations experience from misalignment.

Throughout his career Dan has been actively involved with ASTD in building the skills of training professionals. In 1995-96 he served as a pilot instructor for ASTD’s Human Performance Improvement (HPI) Curriculum. Dan frequently presents Train-the-Trainer programs for ATD and other clients.

Dan was the 2003 President for the ATD Cascadia Chapter in Portland, Oregon. In 1996 he received the ATD President's Award for outstanding contributions to the Nebraska Chapter. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct faculty member for Portland State University, Bellevue University, and Drake University, facilitating programs in the areas of Quality, Human Performance Improvement, and Training.

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 on the 9th floor at Ruby Receptionists.
  • Check in at 8 am.
  • Sessions start at 8:30 and go to 4:30 pm with an hour for lunch.
  • Parking is available on the street and in the Fox Tower parking for a fee. View transportation options.
  • Basic coffee service available in the morning.
  • On your own for lunch.
  • Limited to 35 participants.

Registration Details

  • To receive a refund, a written request must be received in the Chapter office two weeks before the event. No refunds or credits for future events given after that time.
  • Prices go up after online registration is closed and at the door.
  • If you have multiple registrations, we can handle that for you in one transaction. Contact the office at 503-579-1552 or

- - - - - - - - - -

CPLP Recertification Credit

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.

The Chapter estimates 12 recertification hours for this workshop.

- - - - - - - - -

HRCI and SHRM Recertification Credit

This program may be eligible for self-certification for HRSCI 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 website at HRCI website.  SHRM website.

- - - - - - - - -

Alignment with National ATD's Competency Model™
Areas of Expertise
Areas in BOLD will be addressed in this presentation.

  1. Performance Improvement
  2. Instructional Design
  3. Learning Delivery
  4. Learning Technologies
  5. Evaluating Learning Impact
  6. Managing Learning Programs
  7. Integrated Talent Management
  8. Coaching
  9. Knowledge Management
  10. Change Management


Venue Website:

805 SW Broadway, 9th Floor, Portland, Oregon, 97205, United States