Train the Trainer Short Courses
Part time, week-long virtual short courses to train experienced policy professionals to teach our methods for policy impact.
Our Train the Trainer short courses are paid, week-long virtual short courses to train experienced policy professionals to teach our methods for policy impact. We are hosting 2 virtual training courses with limited enrollment: Policy Impact (tentatively scheduled from May 15-19, 2023) and Writing and Communicating for Policy (tentatively scheduled from June 5-9, 2023).
Subject matter experts in science, technology, cybersecurity, or a related field with 3 or more years of policy experience and an interest in training others on how to have policy impact are encouraged to apply. Selected trainers will be paid a $2,000 honoraria for each program in which they enroll. The top graduates will also be invited to serve as future trainers in our teaching programs at a rate of $100/hr.
We hosted a webinar on March 1st giving an overview of the program and answering questions from potential applicants. You can view a recording of that webinar here.
Our Train the Trainer short courses consist of two parts: 1) student learning, in which trainers learn the material as students; and 2) teacher learning, in which trainers learn how to teach the materials.
In the Policy Impact course, trainers will learn how to teach participants a clear path to achieving policy impact through steps such as:
- Defining and researching policy problems
- Stakeholder mapping
- Scoping solutions
- Evaluating alternatives
- Building effective outputs for your stakeholders
In the Writing and Communicating for Policy course, trainers will learn how to improve participants’ communication skills through sessions such as:
- Translating technical concepts into plain language
- Writing for policy
- Argumentative writing
- Writing effective policy memos
- Writing a public comment
- Briefing stakeholders
- Public speaking
- Media training
Applications are no longer open for the Summer 2023 Train the Trainer short courses. If you are still interested in this program, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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