What is Trainer Corps?
Trainer Corps is a group of more than 300 NAFSA volunteer trainers who deliver NAFSA's Core Education Program (CEP) workshops at various NAFSA events to more than 3,000 participants annually. The over 20 CEP workshops consist of standardized curriculum materials developed by member leaders. They are offered at NAFSA's annual conference, at NAFSA's regional conferences, and as requested at On-Demand workshop locations.
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Trainer Corps provides an opportunity for members to be a part of NAFSA's continuing effort to provide high-quality, relevant professional development opportunities to international education professionals. By being a Trainer Corps member, you to gain training experience, learn about the principles of curriculum design, network with colleagues, and benefit from others' expertise.
Become a Trainer Corps Member
Every December, NAFSA posts openings for Trainer Corps members and accepts new applications until the end of January. The Training Coordination Subcommittee reviews the applications. New and continuing members are notified by early March.
Upon acceptance into the Trainer Corps, new members are required to participate in an orientation webinar as well as the introductory Trainer Corps workshop at the annual conference. Your active Trainer Corps term will begin after you complete the introductory Trainer Corps workshop, on June 1 of the year of your acceptance. Terms run for three years and end on June 30 of the third year.
Once your term is over, you are encouraged to continue in Trainer Corps by submitting a renewal application. Renewing members are encouraged to attend the recently updated Trainer Corps preparation program. The content has changed significantly since renewing members went through their initial training.
The 2013 application deadline is January 28, 2013.
Position Description and Application Form.