Train the trainer models are being touted as a way to reach more participants faster and more cost-effectively in the corporate and school environments. Organizations are licensing our content so they can train more of their employees. There is scarce evidence in the leadership development field that talks about the effectiveness of these ventures in terms of impact. CCL would seek to expand the knowledge in the field regarding train the trainer models being used in both the GLP (Global Learning Products) and SA (Societal Advancement) divisions to develop leaders within the corporate and school sectors by developing a measure and then using it to explore impact. Further, we will be using topic modeling technology to explore validating and automating the scoring of the assessment.
- The growth of train the trainer models at CCL in the last year has given us a great opportunity to study the impact of these initiatives.
- We want to understand the following research questions:
- What are the differences between the train the trainer models in terms of participant impact (knowledge, attitudes, implementation, etc.)?
- How can CCL validate that the Train the Trainer participants are fully understanding the content being covered in the programs before they train others?
- Findings from this study can help inform the field in general about train the trainer programs in the field and scientific community.
Application to Leadership Challenges:
- Train the trainer models are being touted as a way to reach more participants faster and more cost-effectively in the corporate and school environments.
- However, this scaling up can lead to a weakening of program deliveries if external trainers are less prepared facilitators than needed. This can lead to less positive program outcomes.
- We will be developing a measure to explore impact which can help us ensure trainer fidelity and that trainers have the ability to deliver these programs successfully.