The Train-the-Trainer program is designed to teach participants how to effectively develop curricula and teach other members and leaders in their Local and District Lodges as part of the IAM's on-going education program. Adult education methods and techniques are explained and emphasized through the following topics:
- Education Methods – Adult Teaching Techniques
- Teaching Role of the Steward
- Teaching Grievance Investigation
- Teaching Politics and the IAM
- Teaching Communications
- Teaching Union Basics
- Teaching Basic Lodge Administration
- Teaching Organizing
Leadership I, Leadership II and Advanced Leadership. The prerequisites may be waived by assignment of a General Vice President.
Each class is limited to twenty-four participants. Participants are selected by Local Lodges in accordance with IAM policies or assigned by a General Vice President. Each District Lodge Directing Business Representative/General Chairperson may assign up to six participants to leadership classes, including Train the Trainer, per year.