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.