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Dr. Jill's Backstory

Years ago in Augusta, GA I had the privilege of eating dinner with Malcolm Knowles, the Father of Andragogy. He was in town to "teach us how to teach" at the Medical College of Georgia. Andragogy is "the method and practice of teaching adult learners". Dr. Knowles pioneered this method of teaching that allows adult learners to be self directed and involved in what they are learning. The teacher's role is to facilitate adult learning by creating learning situations based on adult learning principles. He was in Augusta to find out more about our competency based curriculum and its applications to adult learning. During the 1980's I traveled across the country (even to Newfoundland in Canada!) teaching college teachers and clinical therapists how to teach, and teaching trainers how to organize business and industry training based on Andragogy. The culmination of my experiences is CFAL - an online Certified Facilitator of Adult Learning course. Over the years I've trained hundreds of teachers and helped them improve their courses through online study and personal feedback. My participants have ranged from Judges and Lawyers to Corporate Development Teams. From Nursing and Allied Health Educators to Girl Scout Leaders, from Math Teachers to Telecoms Trainers and from Hospice workers to Shamans. All have learned how to design their own unique training courses and workshops using adult learning techniques.

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

I'm excited about offering CFAL and look forward to facilitating your adventure into creating new experiences for your adult learners in what ever you teach or wish to teach. You can take a peek at the course at: https://cfalpro.com/ Let me know what you think! Dr. Jill Henry, EdD, CFAL facilitator!  Click here for Dr. Jill's  Vitae2020JNH

Training the Trainer Courses Teach you the following skills.

  • Development and Implemention of Competency based Courses
  • Identification and Analysis of different levels of learning and performance
  • Customiziion of your program to different Learning Styles
  • Secrets of Facilitating Adult Learning
  • Secrets of Evaluating Learner Performance

Our Company

Mountain Valley Center, located in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, is the home of CFAL Pro and our training effectiveness courses. We are dedicated to Exploring, Facilitating, and Advancing Well Being in ourselves, our communities, our businesses, our professionals, and our Nation. Explore our site for more information on how to teach adults, our online classes for adult learning and personal empowerment courses.

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Dr. Jill Henry, Mountain Valley Center, 43 Shambala Way, Otto, NC 28763  Phone:828-369-5698