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You're a first-time trainer either accidentally or on purposeand lack the foundations you need to get your feet off the ground. The good news? There's help. We at American Management Association believe that your ability as a trainer depends on three things: confidence, poise, and voice. Whether you have suddenly come into the role of trainer, or consciously made a decision to start your career in training, we offer a number of practical training solutions based on these three principles. Our programs will teach you:

  • Instructional Design: proven-in-action methods for creating innovative and successful training programs
  • Strategy: active training strategies guaranteed to promote involvement, learning, and change
  • Communication: fine tune the important trainer-skill of speaking and listening to ensure clarity and successful coaching
  • Preparedness: be prepared to deal with difficult circumstances before they happen
  • Facilitation: become a meeting facilitator who brings out the best in individual and team performance

Not only will AMA resources teach you the essentials of training and development, but we are focused in providing you with proven techniques for achieving real results. For a complete listing of AMA seminars, Webcasts, and articles on Training for the First-Time Trainer, see below.



Instructional Design for Trainers #8509
Gain a practical, proven-in-action method for creating innovative and successful training programs.


Active Training Strategies Guaranteed to Promote Involvement, Learning and Change #17192


12 Ways to Make Your Training Program a Hit It's human nature to want to learn and develop...so why do so many employees avoid training programs like the plague? Here are 12 things you can do to get your employees excited about training.



Dynamic Listening Skills for Successful Communication #2271
In a working environment defined by diversity, stress and uncertainty, it is not surprising that misunderstandings abound. This powerful seminar delivers The Strategic Verbal Communication Systeman easy-to-learn process that enhances listening skills and communication and encourages productive interactions.


Management Development Skills for the Accidental Trainer #17282
This Webcast delivers a wealth of practical, no-nonsense advice that will help you understand what works and what doesn't in a variety of training situations. You'll discover the basics of producing training programs, where best to apply limited time and resources, and simple ways to measure the effectiveness of your efforts.


Ten Employee Training Tips for Small Businesses
Providing excellent, appropriate training for employees is a win-win for any small business owner. Here are 10 tips to help you launch an employee training program, from allbusiness.com.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 3-Day Signature Program #2601
Productivity training designed to develop a new outlook and create dramatic change.


Management Development the AMA Way! #17234
Join this Webcast as we discuss the newly refined AMA Management Competency Model and what it takes for organizations to successfully develop their leadership/management pipelines.


New Managers: Alone and Out of Their Depths by Mark Vickers, Institute for Corporate Productivity
'Being a new manager is a lot like learning how to swim. You can watch others, study a chart about it or even read a book on it. But ultimately, you learn by doing.'

AMA is one of the most widely recognized leaders in business training, having provided corporate training solutions for over 95 years. From leadership, communication and managerial training to sales, customer service and analytical skills, AMA has developed a vast array of content and training solutions to help individuals and organizations achieve business results . Each year, AMA delivers thousands of seminars and courses across the United States. With courses offered in a  classroom near you or live online, AMA is a flexible, convenient resource for all of your organization's talent development needs. AMA also offers customized solutions based on your specific talent development requirements.