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CDC Work@Health® Train the Trainer

Work@Health® Train-the-Trainer (certified) training will provide employers and other participants with the knowledge and tools to train employers how to promote good health in their work places. Participants will be able to use the information to prevent or reduce chronic illness and disability, and improve productivity and employer competitiveness of employers participating in this training program. Training is for individuals and organizations who have a strong interest in workplace health and building capacity among employers in their community. The curriculum is delivered through five core modules and training lab described below.

 

Module 1. Understand the Landscape

Learning Objectives: After completing this module, trainees will be able to:

  1. Describe goals, objectives, and core elements of Work@Health®;
  2. Define their roles and responsibilities while training employers to implement the Work@Health® Core Curriculum;
  3. Assess how their current knowledge and skills match the characteristics of effective trainers.

Module 2. Build the Roadmap

Learning Objectives: After completing this module, trainees will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between different adult learning styles;
  2. Understand the different training models;
  3. Deliver effective and engaging training and technical assistance using specific presentation and communication skills.

Work@Health® Train-the-Trainer Curricula

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Module 3. Prepare for Delivery

Learning Objectives: After completing this module, trainees will be able to:

  1. Plan for learning with various Work@Health® training models (Hands-on, Online, Blended);
  2. Develop techniques to create a positive learning environment;
  3. Apply strategies to ensure the fidelity of the Work@Health® Core Curriculum.

Module 4. Evaluate for Results

Learning Objectives: After completing this module, trainees will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of evaluation;
  2. Understand why it is important to develop/design evaluation with program goals and objectives;
  3. Apply assorted Work@Health® evaluation tools in the worksite setting.

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Module 5. Support Technical Assistance

Learning Objectives: After completing this module, trainees will be able to:

  1. Explain the value of technical assistance to employers;
  2. Apply a range of technical assistance services to support employers and trainers;
  3. Describe how the Work@Health® Technical Assistance Learning Community works.

 

Module 6. Complete a Training Lab

Learning Objectives: After completing this module, trainees will be able to:

  1. Deliver a 15-minute hands-on module session;
  2. Provide feedback to an employer for an online practice activity;
  3. Customize and deliver topics for planning and implementation tasks.

 

The role of the Work@Health® trainer is to:

  • Provide foundational worksite health training and technical assistance to engaged employers.
  • Help employers understand how to establish worksite health programs proven to work.
  • Enable employers to implement the Work@Health® Core Curriculum with fidelity.

 

What makes a good Work@Health® trainer is:

  • Knowledge of (and preferably hands-on experience with) elements and practices that include/support a comprehensive, integrated worksite health program for employers of all sizes.
  • Excellent face-to-face and online presentation, motivational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to customize Work@Health® Core Employer Curriculum elements for the needs and resources of the target employer.
  • Creative ability to recommend appropriate resources to address specific areas.
  • Ability to tell stories and apply content in relatable terms.

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