Certified Trainer Workshops

Certified Trainer

Become an effective and successful trainer with our Certified Trainer Workshop, a leading train-the-trainer program for the industry.

This workshop gives your company the strategies and tactics to train well across all employee skill levels including service technicians, service and training managers, maintenance technicians, internal trainers, line supervisors, and any employee tasked with training fellow employees or customers.

Hands-on learning includes:

  • Analyzing the case study/project and cost of unreliable equipment
  • Determining training stages and budget, assess needs, build a partnership agreement, and develop a training plan
  • Reviewing installation and onsite training basics such as training partnerships, scheduling, logistics, training documentation, and job aids
  • Learning training techniques including how to teach the adult learner, the 4-step training process, performance checks, and recognition
  • Reinforcing what you’ve learned by identifying training/learning gaps, develop a follow-up plan, define role of internal trainers, and measure performance goals

Certification Levels

Level 1: Certified Trainer

  • Must complete 2-day workshop
  • Safety First e-learning course
  • Complete 4 training documents
  • Pass the test
  • Will receive certificate reflecting Certified Trainer status and patches.

Level 2: Senior Certified Trainer

  • Must complete 2nd recertification (4+ years)
  • Must pass the Senior level test
  • Will receive an updated certificate reflecting the Senior Certified Trainer status, new logo for business cards, as well as updated patches

Level 3: Master Certified Trainer

  • Must complete 3rd recertification (6+ years)
  • Must pass the Senior level test
  • Must complete a training video
  • Will receive an updated certificate reflecting the Master Certified Trainer status, new logo for business cards, as well as updated patches

More Information

This in-plant workshop focuses on your company’s specific training needs and goals. It’s a cost-effective way to train larger groups of employees. A Customized Workshop provides you:

• Training documents tailored to your company.
• Cohesiveness: your employees are taught the same techniques at the same time
• Communication tools to inform your customers about your new capabilities

Cost:

PMMI Member: $7,000 
Non-Member: $7,500

To schedule a Customized Workshop or offer to host a future Certified Trainer Workshop at your facility, contact Marco Paulina, Workforce Development Assistant, at mpaulina@pmmi.org or call 571-612-3204.

PMMI Certified Trainers maintain their certification by completing continuing education requirements every two years. Continuing education reinforces and increases your skill set. Trainers can complete one of the following three options to satisfy the requirements:

  • Sign up for "Certified Trainer: Continuing Education Video Podcasts" available at www.pmmiu.org. Select and watch 2 of the video podcasts and successfully complete the associated assignment for each.
  • Attend a 1-day continuing education workshop (usually sponsored just for your company and customized to your needs). 
  • Attend and provide certificate of completion: any course “about training” (Ex. Presentation skills, document design etc.). This may not be specific technical training like a PLC class. Pre-approval of course by PMMI required.

Certified trainers whose certification has lapsed will now have the opportunity to be re-instated.  We have developed a 1-day workshop to reinstate trainers who have left the program but have continued training.  The workshop will be held on-demand at a company location. 

To qualify for the reinstatement workshop, the lapsed trainer:

  • Must work for a PMMI member company or a CPG company.  
  • Cannot be lapsed by more than 4 years.
  • Must actively be delivering training in their job.
  • Must pass a placement exam to ensure knowledge of information covered in the original workshop. 

**Individuals who do not pass the placement exam will not be eligible for the reinstatement workshop and will need to re-take the original workshop.

Learn from the Experts at a PMMI Certified Trainer Workshop

The PMMI Certified Trainer Program facilitators have 75 years of combined experience in the consumer products goods manufacturing industry. Previously directing training operations on beverage and bakery and snack packaging lines at industry leading companies, all three facilitators offer first-hand knowledge of integrating new equipment, writing job aids, implementing skill upgrade programs and enhancing employee retention through the coordination of training courses.

Nancy Cobb is currently President and owner of Partners in Possibilities, Inc., which serves as an organizational development consulting firm to various companies across a wide range of industries.

With over 20 years in the manufacturing industry, Cobb has gained comprehensive experience integrating the cultural and technical changes created by capital projects; recruiting and retention; training and development; communications; and employee assistance. She also has expertise in maintenance training, having designed and implemented apprentice, pay-for-skill-and-knowledge programs, and skill upgrade programs.

Prior to starting her company, Cobb served as training manager at Nabisco for 20 years. During this time, she was responsible for managing the organizational development function, including the design and implementation of corporate and plant-wide change management initiatives, quality and continuous improvement, reengineering, employee empowerment, management/leadership development, and generational diversity programs.

In 2002, Cobb published, “The Project Management Workbook: Field-Proven Strategies for Managing Your Greatest Asset,” a widely distributed book that shows project managers how to combine process, technology and human components to work effectively with all levels of the organization.

Cobb received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Western Illinois University and a master’s in Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University.

Sheree Evans-Metcalf was the Technical Trainer for Molson-Coors Golden Brewery Packaging Division, in Golden, CO where she had been employed for 33 years. She retired in 2007.

In the past 26 years, she was involved in the installation and start-up training of any new equipment installed in the packaging division. Additionally, she wrote job aids, work instructions and training manuals, along with coordinating training and facilitating classes for over 500 employees. Sheree managed the Coors Maintenance Apprenticeship Program for Coors Golden Business Brewery and graduated 20 journeymen from this program. Since retiring from Molson-Coors Brewing Company, Sheree has started a consulting business, S.E.M. Consulting Group, LLC, where she specializes in training for the manufacturing industry. She is currently teaching the PMMI Certified Trainer Program for PMMI.

Sheree received a B.S. degree in Human Resource Management from Regis University in Denver, CO. She is also a Certified Trainer in Root Cause Failure Analysis and Problem Solving Methods from the Reliability Center, Inc, located in Hopewell, Virginia.

Lester Stephenson is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer.  He served on six ships and a patrol plane squadron in the electronics field.  After his navy service, he worked eleven years as a trainer and tech writer on vertical and horizontal packaging machines for Hayssen.  Then he founded Stephenson Services LLC where he provides training and tech writing services to business and industry as well as teaching manufacturing and industrial maintenance courses at two nearby colleges.

Lester has more than twenty-five years of training experience.  He has taught in the military, public schools, college, and industry.  In addition, he is an OSHA Outreach Trainer authorized to teach the OSHA 10 & 30-hour courses.  He keeps his technical skills up to date by answering service calls on a variety of electromechanical equipment.  Lester is also a published author with twenty-four magazine articles and a book.

Lester has an AA degree in liberal arts from Excelsior College in New York and a BA in liberal arts from Governors State University in Illinois.  He has two graduate degrees, a MS in Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and a Master of Ministry from Temple Baptist Seminary in Chattanooga, TN.

PMMI Certified Trainers maintain their certification by completing continuing education requirements every two years. Trainers can complete one of the following three options to satisfy the requirements:

  • Sign up for "Certified Trainer: Continuing Education Video Podcasts" available at www.pmmiu.org. Select and watch 2 of the video podcasts and successfully complete the associated assignment for each.
  • Attend a 1-day continuing education workshop (usually sponsored just for your company and customized to your needs). 
  • Attend and provide certificate of completion: any course “about training” (Ex. Presentation skills, document design etc.). This may not be specific technical training like a PLC class. Pre-approval of course by PMMI required.

Upcoming Workshops

April 16 - 17, 2018
Certified Trainer Workshop

PACK EXPO East
PhiladelphiaPA
United States

May 16 - 17, 2018
Certified Trainer Workshop

Valco Melton
CincinnatiOH
United States

June 19 - 20, 2018
Certified Trainer Workshop

Dorner Manufacturing Corp.
WI
United States

October 14 - 15, 2018
Certified Trainer Workshop

PACK EXPO International
ChicagoIL
United States

Pricing

PMMI Member: $895 a person.

Non-Member: $975

Includes workshop materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Members are eligible for PMMI Tuition Reimbursement.

2-day workshop helps you:

  • Maximize productivity while enhancing safety.
  • Increase machinery efficiency.
  • Lower operating costs and reduce waste.
  • Better train customers on your machinery.
  • Provide clear training documentation.

Certified Trainers by Company

PMMI’s Certified Trainer Program grants certifications to machinery manufacturers and CPG companies.

Questions?

For questions, please contact:

Name: Marco Paulina
Title: Workforce Development Assistant
Phone: 571.612.3204
Email: mpaulina@pmmi.org