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TCI Update: Developing Professional Level Training Skills

This is a two-day program for any associate level TCI trainer. Successful completion of this update is a requirement for those interested in applying for professional level certification. This update focuses on developing professional level trainer skills, understanding the stages of skill development, learning how skills are learned and maintained, and facilitating the transfer of learning from the classroom to the workplace. Major topics include: setting the stage for training, presentation skills, group process and communication skills, knowledge of subject matter, demonstrations of skills, coaching and corrective feedback, and managing the training. Participants present a range of activities in order to receive feedback and enhance their skills in these areas. This update will look at every aspect of planning, delivering, and evaluating TCI training from the trainer’s perspective.

Program Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the criteria for effective training programs
  • Consider characteristics of adult learners when delivering TCI training
  • Demonstrate presentation skills, group processing skills, and open communication skills
  • Apply the learning process to TCI training
  • Demonstrate TCI skills clearly and appropriately
  • Demonstrate coaching and feedback skills during practice sessions

Program Outline

Day 1 presents the criteria for effective training programs, characteristics of adult learners, and the qualities of effective trainers. The learning process and learning hierarchies are discussed and applied to TCI training. Participants have the opportunity to present activities in small groups focusing on verbal information outcomes. Individual corrective feedback on presentation skills is a part of all activities for this update.  There will be time at the end of the day for physical restraint practice and/or building a portfolio for professional certification.
Day 2 continues with participant presentations highlighting skill building activities, cognitive strategies, and motor skills. The TCI model and stages of skill development,  is discussed. All participants will be tested with written and competency based tests at the end of the day for re-certification.  


Participants who successfully complete the update receive a Developing Professional Level Training Skills participant guidebook designed to help them prepare for the professional level certification process.

Schedule and Application

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To Get Information About: (email is preferred to phone call)
TCI Training Dates Click here
TCI Registration Process Click here
Individual TCI Registration or Payment Issues - USA Alissa Burns Medero
(607) 255-4528
Individual TCI Registration or Payment Issues - UK/Ireland Angela Stanton-Greenwood
Bringing TCI to Your Agency via Onsite Training or TCI System Implementation Alissa Burns Medero
Individual TCI Trainer Certification Status or Other Certification Issues Kris Carlison

Holly Smith
Implementing TCI Training for Your Staff Andrea Turnbull ajt78@cornell