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Brandwein on Training: The Step-by-Step System for Planning & Presenting Your Best Staff Training Ever

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (CDT)
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (CDT)
  • Online


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Plan your most awesome staff training! You know you’re going to spend hours on designing this year’s camp training—let us help you do it faster, with less stress, and turbocharge its quality with the expert guidance of a world-renowned master trainer. 

  • Give yourself a huge helping “hand” with Michael’s Five Fingers of Fantastic training, including a unique, step-by-step checklist for successfully building the precise essential elements of terrific training

  • Use terrific, precise and practical methods to greet staff, begin training to focus on mission and motivation, set expectations, and build a community of positive relationships—all while modeling how staff can use this to do the same with their campers

  • Grab attention & motivate full participation—even from returning staff who “have heard it all”

  • Maximize learning with Michael’s creative, highly acclaimed teaching techniques that get people involved instead of listening to “lectures”

  • Boost professionalism and responsibility, even in young staff for whom this may be a first job—and teach the core skills all staff need for success

  • Learn outstanding, original activities you won’t find elsewhere to boost your training effectiveness

A total of 6 hours of time-saving, quality-boosting methods and materials taught in Michael’s trademark “use-it-immediately,” fun, and highly energetic teaching style. 

This live webinar received rave reviews from coast to coast in 2022—attended by multiple people from 30 different U.S. states and Canada!

  • “An absolute must-do.”

  • “This training was simply AMAZING! It helps make the planning process of staff training so simple yet ensures staff training will be engaging for new and returning staff!”

  • “Exciting, engaging, meaningful, well-planned, exceptional execution: a MUST-DO for anyone involved in training people for anything.”

  • “This was a fun and exciting event that provided a ton of easy to use and relevant information for making your staff training both informational and engaging.”

  • “An incredibly practical expert approach to planning the most effective staff training for your camp.”

  • “Extremely helpful! I can't wait to use these techniques to revamp my training.”

  • “Practical, feasible! This approach was exactly what every Director needs to wrap their head around staff training goals and execution.”

  • “I don’t even have the words for how helpful, inspirational, and reassuring this event was.”

  • “Michael is an incredible presenter.”

  • “A practical step-by-step approach to staff training that gives you the blueprint for your best staff training ever.”

Michael Brandwein is one of the most famous names in camp. He is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning staff and Leadership Team trainer who has presented in all 50 states, on 6 continents, and served on the national board of the American Camp Association. He is the number one bestselling author of staff training and leadership books in the camp field, including Training Terrific Staff (Vols. 1 & 2), Skill of the Day: What Great Leaders of Young People Do & Say, Learning Leadership (CIT/LIT), Super Staff SuperVision, and Growing Great Qualities in Kids: The L.A.S.E.R.B.E.A.M. Technique for Bringing Out the Best in Young People.. ( He does both in-person and online training for camps.

Who Should Attend?

This program is ideal for anyone who prepares, plans, or presents part or all of their staff training.

Why Attend?

How will your camp benefit from you attending this program?

Camp leaders spend many dozens of hours preparing for training. How much are those hours worth to you? You will save valuable time from this webinar because you’ll get “ready-to-go,” highly acclaimed, original activities and techniques that you can plug into your existing training or use in developing new training. Even more importantly, this content will dramatically increase the effectiveness of your training, which motivates staff, establishes an environment of professionalism and responsibility, and prepares them for success.

How does your career benefit from you attending this program? 

One of the most important roles at camp is setting up and presenting the training. When you can do so as an expert, using outstanding techniques and materials that make your training fresh, exciting, and highly effective, you will be—to be blunt—one of the superstars of your camp team. You’ll have a terrific toolbox for professional success now and in the future.

Location/Style of Event

This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.

What to Bring/ How to Prepare

This is an interactive training course. Each person should be prepared to have their camera on, access to audio (including ability to speak and hear,) and interact within the Zoom room via a computer. Bring a notebook/paper and pen for activities. 

There will be a short break for lunch during the event.  

The Fine Print

You must pay for this event at time of registration. If you would like to pay by invoice/check, please contact prior to registering. 

By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies.

This is a per person fee event. This event requires camera, computer, and audio access for the participants as it’s designed to be interactive. Any user that has additional persons in attendance that are not registered will be automatically removed from the event without refund. 

How to Register

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