Whenever a new training is created in the TECPDS system, by either an Organizational Dashboard Administrator or by a trainer, the steps will be the same for both. To help you navigate this process, follow the steps below of how a trainer can create an event in their own account.
When creating a new training the first step is to select the “My Training Proposals” tab.
Then, select “Submit a New Training Proposal.”
On the first page of “Add Training,” you will complete the following details just as you did in your proposal for the application. This is the same process.
Please note that only Title and Core Competency Areas are required.
You will then have to complete the bottom section of this page.
At the bottom of page one, please select the statement that applies best to your current situation. Please note that this section will be grayed out once you are approved in a Core Competency Area.
The statements at the bottom are required for you to check and allow:
After completing those two sections, you have a choice to either “Add to My Events Without TECPDS Approval” or “Submit for TECPDS Approval.”
If you create a training and submit it without TECPDS approval, your training will appear in the “My Training Proposal” section of the dashboard. When it displays, it will show as “Unapproved.”
If you would like to have it approved later, select the brown edit button and submit it for approval.
Why Should I Submit for TECPDS Approval?
|•TECPDS will review and approve the training
•If the training goes through the review process, then the training certificates will have the TECPDS Approved Training Logo and show up as Verified in the attendees TECPDS account
•Once the training goes through the approval process, ALL future trainings in those Core Competency Areas have approval and will show up with the TECPDS Logo even without submitting the training for review.
•The TECPDS Approved Training Logo is ONLY issued when training has been reviewed and approved.
After selecting the “Submit for TECPDS Approval” button, you will be taken to page two of the training proposal to provide specific details about the training. As mentioned previously, this is going to be identical to what you did during the application process.
As a reminder, you can find sample documents at the top left corner to help you complete this section. You will provide information about the:
The next sections of Page Two include the following:
In this section of Page Two, you will write at least 3 learning objectives. You are able to add additional objectives by selecting the “Add another learning objective.”
Two are required, and one is optional at this time.
First, the optional item. If you have an evaluation or assessment tool that you give to attendees to determine whether the attendee has learned those things you planned in your learning objectives, you can upload it in the Sample Evaluation Tool section. We highly recommend adding this document as it is a way of documenting all of your training materials in one place.
The next items are the required Instructional Plan and Supplemental Documents. We highly suggest you use the Sample Instructional Plan and Instructional Plan Template to guide you. On the next slide, we will show you the sample instructional plan.
The Supplemental Documents is where you will upload documents for TECPDS staff to review your training content. It is recommended that you upload your training PowerPoint here. Please note that no-one but TECPDS staff will view these documents.
Finally, on the last section of Page Two, check the box stating that you developed all the documentation you provided or permission to use the materials.
As a final step, select “Submit for Approval.” Once you have done that, an email gets sent to TECPDS to let staff know that there is a proposal to review. You do not need to email us.
TECPDS staff work hard to respond to training proposals as quickly as possible but know that it may take 1-2 weeks to have these processed, so don’t wait until the last minute to have them reviewed.
This document was last modified on: April 19, 2022