This course is intended for anyone who has a part in training and teaching adults in professional or volunteer roles, from soft skills to technical training, to annual compliance offerings. No matter the situation, training adults is a unique and challenging opportunity to improve and connect with learners at their level. This 12-hour course will focus on adult education best practices, including identifying learning styles, developing content and strategies for effective and efficient training programs. This course will also offer insight in how to assess whether training met its outcomes and how to gain buy-in from adult learners.

Learners should try to come prepared with questions and an idea of what training or teaching opportunities they will be providing to adult learners in the near future, but this is not required. There will be no required text for this course; all necessary review materials will be provided.

Next Class Offering:

To Be Determined

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Businesses in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben interested in seeking funding to send promising leaders from their organizations to this training should contact CSS Workforce NY at 607-937-8337.

Looking for funding options? Click here to view non-credit funding options!

SUNY Corning Community College is committed to ensuring equal access to students with disabilities. If you believe that you will need accommodations while taking this course, please contact Accessibility Services by phone 607-962-9262 or email to begin the process of requesting accommodations. We strive to coordinate accommodations in a timely manner, but some accommodations may not be available when you need them if you do not give timely notice.


megan cates cole

Megan Cates is a Corporate and Community Education consultant, focusing in Digital Media, Marketing, Human Resources, and Personal and Professional Development.

Megan graduated from Elmira College in 2016 with her Masters in Corporate & Community Education, and has professional certifications in training and HR Development. She is a professional problem solver, and has been teaching through CCC’s Workforce Development program for 5 years.

 In addition to her work with CCC, Megan works as a Talent Acquisition Manager in her day job, and is also the founder of Cates Consulting & Design. She is an active member of the Type 1  Diabetes community, working with, fundraising, and writing for others living with T1D. Her favorite quote to live by is “Be the person you needed when you were younger.”