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. Most of our trainers are recruited by referrals from other trainers and providers in the field. By being involved in our conference, or by our 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 download and fill out the IAN Speaker’s Bureau Form and send the form back to ILafterschoolcp@gmail.com Once we receive your application, we will review and schedule an interview with you.
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 safe spaces, encouraging others, openness and constructive feedback. We also seek to create an environment that maximizes the participant experience and our facilitators are critical in making this happen.