La Marzocco USA is pleased to be hosting the SCAA’s Instructor Development Program training at our Seattle headquarters on September 23rd. If you’d like to attend the training, you can receive 20% off the registration fee by using the discount code IDPGUEST-20.

Register here.

Course description:

Specialty Coffee Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) can advance their training and education skills through workshops on adult learning principles in the workplace, instructional design, testing, evaluation and class management. Upon completion of the one-day program, students earn the SCAA Lead Instructor Credential and are eligible to volunteer as an Instructor for SCAA. Many students enthusiastically report an increase in quality and delivery of their training and instructional design in their own companies after completing the IDP. This course is particularly beneficial for the coffee expert who trains others, but has no formal coursework in training, adult education, or organizational learning.

This course is a pre-requisite for future advanced IDPs.

1. Recognizing education and training as an element of organizational success;

  • Orientation to the SCAA’s Professional Development department
  • Incorporating your company’s mission, vision and strategic goals into your training initiatives
  • Instructor and trainer competencies for the SCAA and at work

2. Applying adult learning principles;

  • Recognize four key adult learning principles;
  • Independence
  • Preparedness
  • Experience
  • Application
  • Grasp basics of adult learning theory and begin translating theory into practice;
  • Identify characteristics of adult learners and take them into consideration when conducting classes;
  • Recognize how adult learners process information, and strategize class design.

3. Setting clear, measurable skill and knowledge objectives;

4. Designing instruction using the ADDIE model of the American Society for Training and Development;

5. Exhibiting professional presentation skills;

6. Evaluating learner performance and leveraging learning back at work.

The course is taught by the SCAA Education Manager, Ildi Revi, M.Ad.Ed., CPT. Ildi has designed and conducted educator training for over 15 years for companies, educational institutions, government projects and NGO’s. She works with all the subject matter experts at SCAA to design, develop and deliver classes to SCAA members.