Q: What is "Train of Thought"?
The 'Train of Thought' series is a set of offerings for trainers to expand and develop their skills as an instructor. The series will expand into several courses, both live-online and on-demand self-paced offerings.
Q: How is "Train of Thought" different from the Trainer Immersion Program (TRIP)?
TRIP is one of the first offerings in the 'Train of Thought' series, think of it as one of the many programs under a larger umbrella!
Q: What other offerings are in the "Train of Thought" series?
In addition to TRIP, 'Train of Thought' also includes our self-paced, on-demand online course, Understanding Educational Objectives (EO). It will be available starting in March 2021.
Q: What is the difference between the Trainer Immersion Program(TRIP) and Understanding Educational Objectives(EO)?
Participants in the TRIP program must first complete the EO on-demand course before attending the live-online portion of the program.
Q: Will TRIP be offered in-person, or only virtually?
We have every intention of offering the live-instruction portion of the program as an immersive and interactive experience once it is safe for people to gather in person.
Q: What parts of TRIP are self-paced versus live instruction?
The EO course is on-demand and self paced, while the TRIP portion will be full days of live instruction with Chris Li.
Q: What are the prerequisites to enroll in TRIP, do I need to hold any certifications?
You do not need to hold any existing certifications, but you do need to complete our EO self-paced program before attending the live instruction portion.
Q: Does TRIP provide a certification, or will it in the future?
Ah, the big question! We are collaborating with ICAgile on this program to identify the learning outcomes that would comprise a new learning path. These details are emerging, and we expect to share more information as the program continues to develop.
Q: Would a volunteer or program team member from an agile certifying governing body get anything from this program?
Absolutely they would! By having first-hand experience with the accreditation processes from different governing bodies, we can honestly say that if you author, contribute, maintain, revise, or approve the learning outcomes or education objectives from your body the EO program is a MUST!
Q: Do you offer any discounts on these offerings?
We are offering an 'early adopter' discount to SparkPlug Agility alumni as well as existing ICAgile members. Our standard discounts and payment plan options are also available, you can apply for a discount here.