IAN is always looking for experienced trainers in many topic areas specific to the after school and youth development community here in Illinois. The experienced trainers will need to know how to facilitate their training by incorporating adult-learning theory practices into their presentation.
There are numerous ways of being involved in our Illinois AfterSchool Network community. This includes presenting at our annual conference, or by facilitating statewide trainings or specialized contract trainings. IAN has a diverse and extensive connection to the many professional development organizations that we partner with including the following: American Institutes for Research, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, National AfterSchool Association, National Institute on Out-of-School Time and state affiliates from across the country connected to the National AfterSchool Association.
If you are interested in becoming a trainer, please fill out the online IAN Trainer’s Form and our staff will be in touch shortly.
Please note that all trainers must attend a Trainer’s Orientation that includes training on the Core Competencies of AfterSchool Trainers and have active membership with the Illinois AfterSchool Network.
Moreover, our training philosophy is that we believe in creating welcoming safe spaces, encouraging others, engaging all and constructive feedback. We also seek to create an environment that maximizes the participant experience and our facilitators are critical in making this happen.