Here’s what you will learn at the Training of Trainers

Leading parenting workshops is an important and rewarding job, but you can’t reach every parent yourself. At the Training of Trainers, you will learn how to train others to be Active Parenting leaders, too.

You will explore Active Parenting principles in general and how to apply them to our suite of three core parenting programs:

This portion of the training will be led by Dr. Michael Popkin, author of the programs and founder of Active Parenting Publishers, along with an experienced national trainer.

At the TOT you will . . .

  • Receive training and authorization to conduct your own Leader Training Workshops (LTWs)—and potential to earn extra income
  • Learn how to implement and publicize your LTWs
  • Save your organization money by training its leaders internally
  • Enhance your presentation skills by working in small groups
  • Network with fellow educators who understand the challenges you face every day
  • Expand your professional opportunities
  • Learn how to teach group facilitation skills that are important in any leadership position (including dealing with difficult attendees)
  • Get advice from veteran Trainers about what’s worked and what hasn’t worked for them
  • Learn the absolutes required for a successful LTW, along with ways to adapt the course material for your particular audience
  • Become re-energized in this uplifting and motivational atmosphere

DAY 1: Wednesday – July 17, 2024 (Eastern time) 

  • 8:30 AM
  • 9:00 AM
    Welcome / Getting Acquainted
  • 9:15 AM
    Establishing Seminar Guidelines/Goals
  • 9:35 AM
    Greeting from Dr. Popkin
  • 10:00 AM
  • 10:10 AM
    Training Adult Learners
  • 11:00 AM
    Characteristics of an Effective Trainer
  • 11:50 AM
    Presentation Lineup Announcement
  • 12:00 PM
    Photo-Op with Doc Pop/Group Lunch – (lunch in hotel’s breakfast area)
  • 1:15 PM
    Everyday a little Play
  • 1:25 PM
    Handling Challenging Situations (in-person & virtual)
  • 1:45 PM
    Active Parenting Onboarding
  • 2:45 PM
  • 2:55 PM
    How to Facilitate your own Leader Training Workshop
  • 4:00 PM
    Putting together your toolbox
  • 4:30 PM
    Certification Requirements / Q & A
  • 5:00 PM

DAY 2: Thursday – July 18, 2024 (Eastern time)  

  • 9:00 AM
    Incorporating humor & personal stories
  • 9:30 AM
    The Active Parenting Model
  • 10:30 AM
  • 10:40 AM
    Your Child’s Beautiful Brain
  • 11:30 AM
  • 11:35 AM
    The Beauty of a Good Rule / Problem-Prvention Talks
  • 12:30 PM
    Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:45 PM
    Everyday a Little Play
  • 1:55 PM
    Responsibility and Discipline
  • 2:50 PM
    Prevention Strategies to Reduce Risks
  • 3:30 PM
    Break / Setup for Presentations
  • 3:45 PM
    Presentatiions (will include a wiggle break)
  • 5:00 PM

DAY 3: Friday – July 19, 2024 (Eastern time) 

  • 9:00 AM
    Presentations (will include breaks) 
  • 12:30 PM
    Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:45 PM
    Presentations continued (will include breaks)
  • 3:00 PM
    Preparing for School Success
  • 4:00 PM
    Everyday a little play – APP trivia game
  • 4:30 PM
    Recap / Q & A
  • 5:00 PM

After successfully completing the Training of Trainers, you’ll . . .

  • Be able to conduct Active Parenting Leader Training Workshops
  • Be able to charge fees for your workshops
  • Be authorized to provide certification to new leaders
  • Receive up to 21 clock hours from NBCC
  • Receive a video of your mock LTW presentation for review

To participate in the TOT, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. You must have attended an Active Parenting Leader Training Workshop (LTW) in one of the core programs. If you haven’t already taken an LTW, you can register for a live webinar or complete the self-study course.
  2. You must be familiar with the program content prior to the TOT. It is best if you have led one or more parent groups, but we make exceptions if you agree to lead a parent group after you attend the TOT to complete your certification. Don’t forget that you may preview any program free for 30 days.

Save $100 when you register 60 days before workshop!

Register 60 days before the TOT and attend for only $649. . . that’s $100 off the regular price of $749. Price includes 3 days of training, all workshop materials, certification, daily snacks and the group dinner. Bonus: your registration entitles you to take 15% off the cost of a program kit for this training.

Note: A one-day Leader Training Workshop or Webinar (LTW) in one of the core programs is required before taking the Training of Trainers. If you haven’t already taken an LTW, you can register for a live webinar or complete the self-study course.

Questions about training?

Contact Training Coordinator Micole Mason at 1-800-825-0060 x120 or