EiT/L Level 4 – Train the trainer

Or main mission with all our training is to get existing and emerging research out to providers to implement and use. By offering a Train the Trainer module, we invite everyone who has taken our first 3 EiT/L levels to join us in this effort. The skills and knowledge needed to educate is fundamentally different from those needed to facilitate. Levels 1,2, &3 help prepare facilitators. Level 4 is designed to take those who understand the theory and facilitation and guide them on the skills needed to educate others in this field.

The Equines in Therapy and Learning Programs, Level 4 training focuses on how practicing professionals can develop educational experiences for others that are based on the science and research they have learned through the trainings with Mimer Centre. This course involves an overview of materials, how to create and develop teaching materials that cater to a target audience, how to develop materials that remain within the professional scope of practice, how to ensure a focus on equine and human welfare, and how to reach different audiences. The EiT/L Level 4 training also discusses the responsibilities that are expected if the participants chose to work or train under the Mimer Centre name and the types of support that are available if they chose to do so.

EiT/L Level 4 topics:

• Responsibilities associated with working under the Mimer title
• Keep in scope of practice when teaching others – this is different for different people
• Make sure to train and teach about horses as well as practice
• How to find and build networks for support online and locally.
• How to find and build networks for clients online and locally.
• Focus on welfare for both horse and people
• How to implement experiential learning as a trainer vs as a facilitator
• How to structure and turn informative material, facts and practices into education
• Defining the role as an educator/trainer
• Defining teamwork in education/training
• Maintaining physical and emotional safety in training
• How to increase curiosity and the growth potential in your participants/trainees
• Ethics in education, especially pertaining to education with live animals
• How to understand and work with cultural and professional differences
• The role of mentorship, supervision and peer support
• How to teach about all aspects impacting outcome in experiential learning in EIT/L programs (nature, outdoors, environment, the team approach, movement, animals etc)
• Keeping the team updated on emerging and relevant research, developing knowledge, and improving best practices.
• Continuing education for the educational/training team, including education in self-awareness practices, team care, and team development
• Maintaining and growing sustainability as a business