The Trainer Academy 

Are you an expert looking to teach what you know to nonprofit people? Have been delivering trainings but sense that you need a presentation refresh? Have you been teaching in person and now struggle to shift that content online?

The Trainer Academy is an on-demand course that gives you the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to be an effective trainer, both in-person and online.

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The Trainer Academy is designed for consultants, in-house trainers, or association learning leaders looking to integrate the latest adult learning research to lead excellent learning experiences for nonprofit audiences.

You will learn how to design an effective workshop and how to deliver that workshop in a way that maximizes participation. You will end the series ready to deliver an effective learning experience that helps people transfer what they learn back into their work.

Course includes:
  • 16 lessons
  • Course workbook
  • Technical assistance
Topics include:
  • Introduction to learning
  • Design basics
  • Advanced design
  • Delivery
  • PowerPoint
  • Evaluation


  • $100 
  • MANP members receive a 10% discount!
  • Go to our Member Discounts + Codes page before registering to receive the discount code (you'll need to be logged in to access this page). 



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Nancy Bacon is a teacher, instructional designer, and nonprofit leader who is known for creating learning experiences that move people to action. She began her career as an ESL teacher and then middle school teacher. She created three learning programs, including the learning program at Washington Nonprofits, Washington’s nonprofit state association. Nancy has spoken at many regional and national forums on topics related to nonprofits and adult learning. She writes about these topics on her blog: She is co-host of the Nonprofit Radio Show, focused on small nonprofits and what they need to succeed.