What You Can Learn By Training Trainers

Posted on July 31, 2018

In 2017 the Marlboro College Center for New Leadership, in partnership with the Institute for Conservation Leadership, launched a brand new Training, Facilitation, and Consulting certificate program (TFC). The program was highly successful and drew participants from all over the country. 

Program leader Andy Robinson, reflected on the first year of the program, offering some immediately applicable tips for training groups on his blog. Andy offers three key pieces of advice: 

  • Honor different learning styles
  • Don't overstuff your agenda
  • Space matters - choose wisely

Andy's blog post

You can read Andy's complete post here and dive into the rest of his blog which is packed full of useful insights for nonprofits. 

The Center for New Leadership is currently building it's 2018/2019 cohort for the TFC program. Program coordinator Sonia Silbert explains, "This is a hands-on certificate program for everyone who works with groups. The program includes two in-person retreats, individual coaching time, and peer-to-peer online learning." 

Click here for more information and apply today!


The first TFC cohort is raving about the program. One participant said it was “one of the most important investments I've made in my own professional development. I gained skills and knowledge that I could apply immediately. The one-on-one coaching and consulting is worth the cost of tuition." Another participant echoed the enthusiam saying the program was “One of the best gifts I ever gave myself. Totally transformative." 



  • Center for New Leadership
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Consulting
  • Facilitation
  • Graduate and Professional Studies
  • Management Programs
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Vermont

Kelsa Summer Roidt, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies