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).
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?
Presently, TRIP is designed to occur fully virtually, with lots of live interaction during the 5 day training event. The virtual format allows more students to attend and interact with people from all over the globe. As the program evolves, we will certainly explore in-person cohorts if there is student interest.
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. If you need a certificate of completion for reimbursement or continued learning, credit, we are happy to provide one!
Q: Will completing TRIP improve my odds at receiving (trainer certification) from my governing body?
TRIP is deigned to be agnostic of teaching topic, and is not tailored for trainers in any specific governing body. The skills you will learn in TRIP will enable you to maximize your own teaching strengths, and prepare you for making the best design and delivery choices in your training materials. This will support your application process at many of the major governing bodies. Completing TRIP does not guarantee an endorsement, recommendation, or co-training opportunity from Chris Li.
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 offer a range of discounts and payment plans, including for students paying for the course themselves, and a special rate for our friends in the Scrum Alliance Guide-level programs. Our standard discounts and payment plan options are also available, you can apply for a discount here.