Course Information

Train the Trainer: How to Design & Deliver Effective Training


Certification Only:No


Class I, III Landfill Operator7False
Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Operator7False
Material Recovery Facility Operator7False
Spotter / Waste Screener0False
Transfer Station Operator7False




Are you responsible for developing and implementing training? 

No matter what kind of training you do you must be well prepared and able to handle whatever happens in the training room with flexibility and professionalism.

This course is designed to help participants gain basic training competencies and enhance their skills and capabilities.  Practical application exercises are used in conjunction with course materials to teach students how to design and deliver an effective environmental training program.

As part of the learning process, students have the opportunity to design and deliver a short, ten minute presentation to the class on Day 3. The presentation may be on any topic, and time will be scheduled for the attendee to prepare their presentation. Students may bring photos or other visual aids to incorporate into their presentations. Experience using PowerPoint is NOT necessary.


This course is prepared for business and industry personnel responsible for developing, delivering, evaluating and managing environmental training.
What our students are saying about this class:

"This experience was phenomenal and I am truly glad that I was able to be a part of it. All the information which was exchanged will prove to be invaluable, whether delivered by the trainers or the trainees. I truly appreciate the patience of the UF-TREEO staff, whom provided us with patience and encouragement as we, the participants, interacted and embellished the educational curriculum with our experiences and perspectives. We were comprised of a vocal group, eager to interject and share amongst our newly found peers."

"Thank you to Ron and Laurie for creating a trusting and open environment that allowed for honesty and true learning. I really appreciate the fact that you didn’t stop at presenting/explaining the materials, but demonstrated them and encouraged the same from us. Inspiring."

"Just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for preparing and presenting a very informative Train the Trainer class.  I learned a lot, the examples given were on point and the group dynamics was just great.  This is one of the most infomative classes I have attended at TREEO.  Thank you for your willingness to work with the group and for the enthusiasm that you have imparted to each of us.  I truly enjoyed this class and would be willing to recommend it to others."

"I learned the importance of objective and goals; importance of designing materials to meet the objectives and some strategies for managing the training environment."
"This course gives a lot of great techniques to prepare for and give a presentation. I am sure I’ll be able to design and teach more effective classes."
"I enjoyed meeting other trainers, sharing common problems and coming up with solutions; group exercises were good."
"I like seeing each person’s presentation style."
"The training materials were good and will be a good reference for future presentations."
"The instructors were informative, created a relaxed learning atmosphere, receptive to questions and thorough with answers."

Ron Trygar, CET

Ron is the Senior Training Specialist for Water and Wastewater programs at the University of Florida TREEO Center.  Previously he was the Wastewater Process Control Specialist at Hillsborough County Public Utilities in Tampa FL.  He has worked in the wastewater industry for more than thirty years in a variety of locations and positions. Ron became a Certified Environmental Trainer (CET) in 1998 and has since provided training for associations and regulatory agencies such as FDEP; FW&PCOA Short Schools; USABlueBook; FWEA sponsored training events and local school environmental programs. Working alongside the FDEP Northeast District, Ron helped begin the FRWA/FDEP joint operator certification review classes that are still given around the state today.  Ron holds a Florida class A wastewater treatment operator’s license and a Florida class B drinking water operator’s license.

Link to Instructor Biographies


CET Exam Applicaiton Information

Attendees who are taking this course to become a CET Certified Environmental Trainer need to contact the BCSP, Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

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