Train-the-trainer program has the following steps:
Step 1: Complete the Transform course. (Six months course that needs a total of three-day in-person commitment.)
Step 2: Work with Dr. Sood to refine your knowledge and presentation skills. (Four to six weeks)
Step 3: License the program and customize it to your individual and/or institutional needs.
In general, most trainers start teaching the program after six to nine months of starting the course. However, highly experienced instructors often start teaching sooner, depending on their demonstrated expertise and comfort. The accelerated path is pursued in consultation with Dr. Sood.
Previous participants in train-the-trainer courses, who are now teaching the program, have included – physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, wellness coaches, counselors, HR professionals, and others. Please note that Transform course isn’t a degree program. We expect trainers to have independent credentials to teach resilience and wellbeing to their clients.
Trainers start with teaching the two-hour four-module SMART (Stress Management and Resiliency Training) program, with the possibility of additional follow up programs that keep the participants engaged in the practices. These follow up programs are customized to the needs, culture, and resources of the organization.
As the trainers advance in their skills and experience, they may progress to teaching the half day and full day SMART programs.