Instructor certification seminars require 3 days, 8:30AM - 4:30PM daily. The registration cost includes the instructor manual, PowerPoint, and starter set of 10 consumable workbooks. Trainers may participate in a 1-hour cross training to deliver other versions of the program for a small additional fee upon completion of the training event. For more details, visit the "FAQ" page. Do you have a minimum of 10 people wishing to be certified as instructors? Email Dr. Steve Parese at SBParese@aol.com for a proposal of dates and rates for onsite training!
COVID-19 and Instructor Certification
Out of concern for our well-being during this pandemic, we canceled all in-person trainings during 2020. We hope to resume our regular in-person schedule in Summer 2021.
In the meantime, the need for quality soft skills training remains, so from January -June 2021, we are conducting a number of Instructor Certification Seminars online, using a "hybrid virtual approach."
This approach requires participants to enroll in training teams of 2-3 people. Teams must meet in-person in the same room (though socially distanced), allowing them to have a safe a virtual experience with others across the nation, while engaging in face-to-face activities within their training teams. For an FAQ, click here.
Our currently planned hybrid trainings include the following:
Tues-Thurs, January 19-21, 2021 Version: Makin' It Work Status: FULL
Tues-Thurs, March 2-4, 2021 Version: Makin' It Work Status: FULL
Tues-Thurs, March 23-24, 2021 Version: Workin' It Out Status: POSTPONED
Agency-based hybrid trainings (min 8 people) and cross-trainings in other versions of the program are available on request.
Testimonialsfrom WIO Trainers
"I felt this was a very comprehensive, intensive, and worthwhile session. Steve is very adept at presenting information, and he is also very approachable and down to-earth."
"It was one of the most relevant professional trainings that I have ever had the opportunity to attend. The information -- although complex -- was presented in an understandable manner that made learning it fun."
"This is a great tool for the city of Cleveland. I think this is relevant for my organization and every level of management is in need of understanding this material." "Steve is very knowledgeable about this subject matter. I liked the approach where individuals were requested to teach the material. (His) candid comments (after demonstration lessons) are much appreciated."
"The feedback sessions were of great value every time because I always picked up several new ideas. (Steve) is clearly passionate about his work and this program! Great energy level throughout."
Workin' It Out Soft Skills Training Dr. Steve Parese SBParese@aol.com