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Effective Assistant Instructors Webinar: Part 3 (Practical Exercises)

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST


Serving as an assistant instructor requires unique skills that are often taken for granted. How can we be more effective in this essential role? In this third webinar of our three-part series, we’ll go through a few practical exercises to reinforce the discussions from the first two webinars.

Many people enjoy the limelight of being a lead firearms instructor, teaching at the front of a classroom and giving commands on the firing line. Equally important but less often recognized is the role of the assistant instructor. Being an effective assistant trainer requires more than just standing behind a row of shooters or loitering in the back of the classroom. How do you handle a nervous student? Or a student who doesn’t follow directions? Or one who is unsafe, chatty, inattentive, physically compromised, or just plain terrified? What is the assistant instructor’s role, and how is it different from the lead instructor, or the range safety officer, or the one-on-one coach?

In this three-part webinar series, the CSA crew explores some useful tips, skills, and best practices that elevate the A.I. from just another person hanging around to an indispensable part of the training team. CSA’s Assistant Instructor training is specifically tailored to sharpen those skills that are unique to optimizing the A.I.’s role in the classroom and on the range, especially for new shooters and in introductory to mid-level classes. The A.I.’s ultimate goals are (1) making the lead trainer’s job easier and (2) making the students feel safe, comfortable, and welcome (all of which facilitates learning and retention).

Register for one, two, or all three webinars to learn best practices for assistant instructors both in the classroom and on the firing range. Kudos to Tim Reedy of TDR Training for hosting these virtual events!

Effective Assistant Instructor Webinar Series Part 3:

Practical Exercises for Assistant Instructors

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • 7pm CT (8pm ET; 5pm PT) – Runs 2 hours
  • $30 stand-alone webinar (or included in the 3-part series for $75)

Part 3 of our three-part webinar series is all about the role assistant instructors play during a range session. Topics include:

  • Safety review
  • Quick review of material covered in Webinars 1 and 2
  • Virtual classroom exercises (using images, video, and other interactive multimedia) to reinforce all lessons from Part 1 of the Webinar series
  • Virtual range exercises (using images, video, and other interactive multimedia) to reinforce all lessons taught in Part 2 of the Webinar series
  • Open Q&A and panel discussion about AI best practices, past experiences, and lessons learned

Want More Webinars?

This is just one session of our three-part Effective Assistant Instructor series. Listed below are the links to the other parts of the series. You can purchase a ticket to any single webinar for $30. If you’d like to attend all three webinars, just select the Full Package ticket at checkout and get the whole series for only $75!

    • AI Part 1: Assistant Instructors in the Classroom (this event)
    • AI Part 2: Assistant Instructors on the Range
    • AI Part 3: Practical Exercises for Assistant Instructors

Busy on the day of the webinar? No worries! Each webinar will be recorded, and the recordings will be made available to all paid registrants until Tuesday night, February 14, 2023.

Shout-Out to TDR Training!

Special thanks to the gang at TDR Training for hosting this webinar series! Don’t forget to check out TDR Training’s awesome line-up of training courses, follow Tim and the crew on social media, and pick up your very own TDR swag!


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