The Original CFAL


The purpose of this online course is to enable participants who teach adults in a variety of settings to develop skills in organizing, facilitating, and evaluating their programs in terms of Adult Learning Theories and Competency Based Teaching Strategies.


The goal of this online course is to Train Trainers to be Certified Facilitators of Adult Learning.

CFAL is Competency Based and organized in 3 parts.small business meeting

  • Module One: Learning to use the Principles of Adult Learning to organize your presentations and make them sing!  Includes developing learner centered goals and objectives specific to the content and competency you are teaching or training others in.
  • Module Two: Discovering your own teaching/learning style and learning how to teach adults whose learning styles differ from yours. Includes taking a Personal Style Inventory and using that information to plan workshops that incorporate a variety of teaching/learning techniques and key facilitation skills to ensure participant understanding of your topic.
  •  Module Three: Teaching for Competence Corporate Program approval. Includes designing workshops to meet standard requirements by developing Pre and Post Tests and Evaluation measures.

One on One Interaction with an Expert makes CFAL stand out from other online Training the Trainer Programs

Have you ever taken a self-paced, online training course? Have you ever had to develop a training program for employees? The majority of courses ask you to read woman on computerthe information or view the videos, then take a test. 

IT’S NOT SELF PACED IF YOU HAVE TO SIT THROUGH A VIDEO!   Depending on the content, videos are either too fast (making you have to go back and catch what was said, or too slow, having your sit there with nothing to do waiting for the video to move along. 

I don’t know about you, but when I take this type of course my method of operation is as follows.  1. I see if I can view the online test.  2. I find out how many times I can repeat the test before it boots me out of the system. 3. If I can repeat the test more than twice, I go directly to the test and take it. 4. If I fail the test, but the test shows me the correct answers, I write down the correct answers and re-take the test. Boom! Done!  I have no investment in the material,  just how fast I can “get this over with”.  And because I haven’t really paid attention to the content, I may or may not be competent in the subject matter. And I may or may not value what is being taught

Certainly, CFAL’s training the trainer courses have online training information, and online quizzes for self- assessment. But there is no online competence testing when students learn how to train. At 7 points in CFAL training, one-to- one interaction occurs with an expert through test submission and feedback. Feedback is given in writing on Example of an Objective from CFALeach of the 7 submission tests. These “tests” are actually the workshop the participant is building for his or her training program. After assessing the participants’ knowledge of how to teach adults, feedback is given on submitted Objectives, Content Organization (not the specific content details), Learning Designs, Facilitation Questions, and Evaluation procedures. Participants are given the opportunity to re-do submitted work, with guidance, until each category meets Adult Education standards and the Objectives CFAL

To successfully complete this course, you must effectively develop a training program, CEU program, or workshop for adults.

When you learn how to train during CFAL courses, participants may choose to refine a course they are currently teaching or develop a new course they plan to teach in the future.

This includes understanding and establishing

  • Course Objectves
  • Course Content
  • Learning Experience Design
  • Participant and Course Evaluation.

Completion of CFAL and the certification award are given only when the students develop a training program for employees that meets sound principles. The student needs to have established a means to evaluate the competence of learners taking their course.


During this course, online participants will:

  1. Design Workshops and Training Courses using the principles of Adult Learning (Andragogy)
  2. Develop learner/participant-centered objectives in the 3 aspects or domains of learning (Cognitive – what you know, Affective – What you feel about what you know, and Psychomotor – What you are able to do with what you know).
  3. Identify personal learning style using a Personal  Style Inventory
  4. Plan the learning experience for different types of learners including: Extraverts and Introverts, Sensors and Intuitors, Thinkers and Feelers, Judgers and Perceivers
  5. Facilitate the learner/participant through a 5 step Experiential Learning cycle  that results in the learner being able to “take home” and apply the information in ways that improve their lives and the lives of those around them.
  6. Describe the use of formal and informal evaluation and feedback in facilitating adult learning.
  7. Develop a written pre-test/post-test to determine learner competence on a program they have or will be presenting.
  8. Design a written course evaluation on a program you have or will be presenting.

Employees are trained to show competence in the performance of their jobs. Once time and money is expended for training, it is hopeful that the employee will actually be competent, but also value, his or her job. Why value? Because it's easy to leave a job that you feel is of no value. Feeling valuable is essential for employee retention. If a trained employee leaves, the training provided no longer benefits the company.

CFAL is Value AddedEmployee Attitudes

While all training is focused on knowledge and skill development, it’s the attitude development that is important in employee retention. The CFAL online course trains the trainer on how to teach adult learning experiences that encourage the learner to value what is being taught. It considers the Affective Domain of Learning as an equal partner to the Cognitive and Psychomotor Domains of Learning. These domains are essential to the establishment of meaningful training course objectives.

Moneyback guaranteeCFAL Offers a Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee! Once you purchase our training the trainer online course for adult learning and receive your password, we recommend that you briefly “view” the course to see if it meets your needs. If you are not satisfied with the content or format, then you may request a full refund.
Refunds must be requested within 3 days of receiving your password and are not valid once you have submitted an assignment for feedback. After three days, or submission of your first assignment, whichever comes first, a refund will no longer be available.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's

Who can Benefit from CFAL?

Everyone Who Teaches Adults

Adjunct Professor, Attorney-Administrative and Criminal Law, Banking Team Manager, Clinical Information System Specialist, Confidential Secretary to the Commissioner, Corporate Development, Program Manager for Leadership Development, Certified Medical Assistant, Director of Education, Director of Healthcare Education, Early Head Start Manager, Hospice Care Consultant, Math Teacher, Marketing Manager, Mobile Communications Trainer, Massage Therapist/Instructor, Pharmaceutical Sales, Physical Therapist Assistant, Realtor and Adjunct College Professor, Regional Clinical Coordinator, Regional Audit Manager for Southern African Countries, Registered Nurse, Trauma Nurse, Telecoms Trainer, Training and Development.

2. WHERE and WHEN can I take CFAL?

Our classes are online. Design CEU classes and courses in the comfort of your own home or office, at your own pace and at your own times!

3. Do I need any special programs on my computer to take CFAL?

This course to improve training effectiveness is completely online and may be accessed from any browser platform, including Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer and more.

4. How is CFAL set up?

This is a self-paced class for teaching adult learners. There are 3 modules and a total of 30 individual units designed to improve training effectiveness. Each unit contains relevant content and requires either a self-test or a submission test. Self-tests are graded online by each participant immediately after completion. Submission tests are reviewed by Dr. Henry and written feedback is given to the participant.

5. How much feedback will I be receiving?

During this course, you will be submitting 7 "tests" to Dr. Henry. The tests include descriptions of your adult learning strategies, your specific course objectives, details of your course content and planned learning activities, questions you will use to facilitate your learners, course pre and post tests and course evaluations. Dr. Henry will personally review and provide feedback when you design CEU classes and courses. She may suggest changes and revisions or ask questions to help you clarify your workshop. In order to obtain your certification, you must submit all course information and make revisions as appropriate to meeting CFAL course objectives.

6. How long will this course take?

This is a 20 contact hour course, that is, the average person will take about 20 hours of actual work on the course to complete it. The time it takes you will be individual to you. The course is self-paced, so you may dive right in, or you may spread it out over several months. The recommended time frame is approx. 6 weeks, however you may complete it in shorter or longer periods of time. We will honor your registration fee for 3 months. If you have not completed the course within 3 months, you may ask for and may be granted an extension. If you have not requested an extension or have not completed the course within 3 months, you will need to complete the registration and fee process again.

7. What if I start and realize that it isn't what I wanted?

This is a detailed class intended to help you improve training effectiveness, design CEU classes, and develop concrete skills required in adult learning. Once you purchase the course and receive your ID, we recommend that you briefly "view" the course to see if it meets your needs. If you are not satisfied with the content or format, then you may request a full refund. Refunds must be requested within 3 days of receiving your login and are not valid once you have submitted an assignment for feedback. After three days, or submission of your first assignment, whichever comes first, a refund will no longer be available.

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