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Train the Trainer Course Puts Instructors to the Test

Posted By Jeaneen Bengtson, Monday, July 23, 2012
Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012

The National Training School (NTS) recently introduced a "Train the Trainer” course, focused on enhancing the skills of active NTS instructors. The exclusive course was held for the first time on June 25 at ESX Nashville.

Still in the developmental stages, Train the Trainer was an invitation-only course for current instructors. The one-day course and luncheon was designed to give instructors the tools they need to further their skills as instructors, presenters and communicators.

Three NTS instructors led the course: Dale Eller of ITZ Solutions, Joel Kent of FBN Security and LJ Lynes of Stanley Security Solutions. They covered issues such as the expectations of NTS instructors and multiple NTS processes. The course also included modules on student learning methods, advanced adult learning methods, and presentation and public speaking skills. Attendees received 0.7 CEUs upon completion of the course.

The ESA Education Committee continues to improve NTS courses by constantly updating existing courses to meet new code revisions and creating new courses that introduce up-and-coming security applications. While the courses are an integral part of NTS, in order to keep moving forward, NTS must invest in the education of its instructors as well as grow instructor candidates.

"Our goal is to have the senior NTS instructors who were present take the course back to their home states and teach it to area instructors,” Lynes said. "The Train the Trainer course will enable NTS to put more instructors in the field as well as assist current instructors in further developing their presentation skills.”

Everyone who attended the ESX Train the Trainer course raved about the value and knowledge that it provided. The successful turnout and feedback is a huge indication of NTS’s bright future.

"NTS instructors are some of the most brilliant people in the entire industry,” Lynes said. "Having strong class sponsors like ESA’s Chartered Chapters coupled with the best instructors is the smartest way to spread our footprint. We are using our greatest resources to get the most beneficial information out to NTS students.”

If you are an NTS instructor and would like more information about the Train the Trainer course, please contact Pat Allen by phone at (972) 807-6806 or via email at

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