Story & Photo by Rob Schuette, Public Affairs Staff
of the Army Community Service (ACS) Center Instructor Trainer Course
became proficient on the skills needed to become effective instructors
during the course held Jan. 11-12 and 14 at Fort McCoy.
Lorie Retzlaff (far right)
facilitates an Instructor Trainer Course.
Sommers, ACS Army Family Team Building (AFTB) program manager, and Lorie
Retzlaff, Army Volunteer Corps coordinator, facilitated the course.
curriculum is a new initiative mandated to meet the standards in Army
Regulation 608-1, the Army Community Service Center program. All ACS
employees must attend the course.
organizations are using the course as a professional development
opportunity for their employees,” Sommers said.
presented in the course include: Introduction to Effective Instructors,
Platform Skills, The Adult Learner, Managing the Learning Environment,
Methods of Instruction, and The Preparation Process.
participants are required to give a 10- minute presentation at the end
of the course. Anyone participating in the course also is qualified to
be an Army Family Team Building instructor.
will continue to be offered on a regular basis.
Registration is open to anyone on the installation. Training also can be
provided on request.
information about the Instructor Trainer Course, call ACS at