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Instructor Certification

Use our train-the-trainer approach to certify your district's trainers to deliver McGrath curriculum locally within your district


In our decades working with K-12 school districts, we have found that a train-the-trainer approach is a particularly effective means of setting a district up for a successful implementation. Your district selects qualified candidates for the instructor certification, and once they have graduated from McGrath instructor certification program, they are certified to deliver McGrath programming locally within your district. This approach enables your district to adapt to changing needs, while fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.


What is a Train-the-Trainer Approach? 

A train-the-trainer (TTT) model builds your district's internal training capacity for the long run. Instead of always relying on our trainers, you identify and develop several local subject matter experts who then become responsible for training others in the district. Each of your chosen instructors goes through our McGrath Instructor Certification course to become certified to deliver our programming within your district. 

How It Works


Identify your qualified instructor candidates. Look for experienced leaders and administrators your staff respects.


Schedule your instructor(s) to lead local training session(s) as soon as possible after they become certified. Start onboarding your staff and implementing the system across your district on a schedule that works for you.


Send your candidate(s) to attend McGrath's 3-day Instructor Certification course. They receive access to all the materials they'll need to lead a course locally with confidence.


Support your successful implementation. McGrath's team is always available to help your instructors by answering their questions, providing resources, and giving follow-up trainings to deepen their knowledge. 

Instructor Certification Programs

McGrath offers two instructor certification programs. While an instructor must complete certification requirements for each program independently, it is common to find districts that have adopted both systems.

McGrath Response System™

The McGrath Response System™ is a comprehensive training system for addressing matters such as bullying, discrimination, sexual harassment and misconduct, and ensuring compliance with Title IX regulations.

This 18-hour McGrath Instructor Certification Course certifies you to investigate complaints of bullying, sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination and to deliver the  McGrath Intake and Investigation Foundations Course, the 90-minute Staff Awareness Training, and Student Awareness Training within your organization.​

Get the the practical forms, tools, and training your investigators need to conduct prompt, thorough and legally-compliant investigations with confidence. 


The SUCCEED with TRUE-SPEAK™ Communication System develops your administrators' skills for communication, performance management and evaluation.

This 18-hour McGrath Instructor Certification Course trains you to deliver the SUCCEED with TRUE-SPEAK™ Foundations Course to supervisors and administrators within your organization allowing for an organization-wide cultural shift in leadership and strategic thinking, employee job satisfaction, and increased student achievement. 

Give your principals and supervisors the tools they need to provide consistent and proactive feedback at a low temperature - before issues have compounded, become patterns, or damaged relationships.  

Benefits of a Train-the-Trainer Approach

In-House Expertise

Develop and empower your local certified instructors to help lead change within the district. Benefit from more in-house knowledge, expertise and resources for your staff and students.


Reduct external training expenses, saving cost and easily expanding efforts with district growth. A certified local instructor can deliver McGrath curriculum for 4 years and then may recertify.

Tailored Content

Certified local instructors may customize materials for district-specific or school-specific needs, boosting effectiveness.

Faster Adoption

Accelerate your implementation and system adoption by conducting multiple trainings simultaneously across your district.


Schedule training sessions with dates and durations that work for your professional development calendar. Instructors can deliver courses mid-year for new hires or enrollments.

Consistent Delivery

Using the same local instructor(s) ensures a consistent and high quality learning experiences for participants from schools across your district.

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