CFAL, Certified Facilitator of Adult Learning, provides one on one feedback as you develop your in person or on-line training course. Without Foundational Knowledge, Skills and Mindsets, online training becomes nothing more than show and tell.

Instead, with CFAL, you create or expand upon a course you teach, ensuring your Adult Learners gain the skills they desire and want from your training.

knowledge buttonCFAL takes you beyond "show and tell" knowledge into the higher level processes required to teach creative thinking and problem solving.

skillsIn CFAL competency based training, you learn to recognize different learning styles and how to adapt your course to ensure learner success.

experienceAdults bring a rich history of experience into your classroom. Knowing how to use learner's experience is vital to a successful outcome.

advanced trainingAdvanced training is provided in CFAL by 7 one-on-one feedback sessions with your instructor as you create your own customized course. When completed, you will be able to go out and teach it immediately!

CompetenceThe development of competence is the desired goal of all training and teaching. In CFAL competency based training, you learn how to create a roadmap to competence for your learners.

skillsThe skills you learn in a CFAL online course for teaching adults apply to every course or training program you now teach or may teach in the future. They last a lifetime and make your teaching more effective and more rewarding.

abilityAbility in both trainer/teacher and learner is built step by step using higher and lower level mental, physical and attitudinal objectives from the 3 domains of learning.

growthUse of the Experiential Leaning Style presented in CFAL allows you to facilitate growth of your learners as well as yourself!

Who needs CFAL competency based training?  EVERYONE WHO TEACHES ADULTS A NEW SKILL


In training workers in manufacturing, equal emphasis must be placed on what to do (the procedures) and how to recognize when something is not right (avoiding problems) Some businesses I’ve worked with felt that their line workers should just do as they were told and in turn the workers were not trained to spot minor equipment problems before they became major.


In training CEO’s and administrative staff on QTM during the ‘80’s there was resistance to include employees in decision making, feeling like micromanagement approach was better. Most of these companies had problem with employee retention and high turn over rates. Once employees were trained in what to analyze and steps in problem solving, the suggestion box advanced the company and employees valued their positions.


In training nursing and hands on therapies, equal emphasis must be placed on the ability to analyze data (vital signs, painful expressions…) to recognize problems as well as the quality of touch they use when working with their patients.  One nurse I trained in a CEU program “knew” everything, but her touch was harsh, causing tension in everyone. Touch is skill required as part of the overall competency of patient care.


Teachers and College Instructors are some of the hardest, and easiest to train in how to facilitate Adult Learning. There seem to be 2 types.  The first believes that if they say something, or show something once, that everyone can learn it. They do not recognize different learning styles, or the steps involved in performing a complex task. The second group loves teaching and is always seeking out new methods to improve the experience for their learners.


Dr. Jill N. Henry, EdD
Dr. Jill N. Henry, EdD

Dr. JIll Henry develped CFAL based on her time as an Associate Professor at the Medical College of Georgia responsible for training Academic and Clinical Faculty in competency based education. She was active in the Augusta Chamber of Commerce during the age of TQM (Total Quality Management) and studied under W. Edwards Deming who brought his 14 Points on Quality Management to the USA. She has facilitated Train the Trainer courses across the United States and Canada, training in clinical, business and academic settings. During your CFAL online course for teaching adults, you will receive direct guidance from Dr. Henry at 7 steps in creating or customizing your course.  Click Here for her full Vitae

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