SI Onsite Training

The International Center for Supplemental Instruction conducts various trainings onsite. SI onsite training is a great way to get customized training for your campus needs. Trainings are designed to reach each relationship included in the SI model. SI Leaders, faculty and program staff are invited to attend and actively participate in the information sharing and demonstrations regarding the model. Below are descriptions of our main trainings, and these can be tailored to meet institutional needs. For answers to common questions about Onsite SI Training, please visit our FAQs page.

Process for Scheduling an Onsite Training

The first step in scheduling an onsite training with the International Center for SI is to identify which training option from the list below best meets the needs of your group. Then, using the information below, select at least two separate dates/date ranges that would work for you and your group.

Once you have that information, reach out to the International Center for SI’s Associate Director via email and communicate your preferred training and date options. If you’d like, you can schedule a call to discuss training options and date options. Once the training type and dates have been established, a Service Agreement will be provided and will need to be signed and returned before the training is officially scheduled.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to allow time for travel to be scheduled, we require that a fully signed agreement be in place no later than 30 days before the first day of travel. After that, a 15% late scheduling fee will be assessed on the total training fee(s) and added to the final bill. We will continue to hold your preferred training dates for an additional nine days. If a fully signed agreement is not in place 21 days in advance of the first date of travel, the training will not be scheduled.

SI Supervisor Training

During this training, administrators, faculty and program support staff are invited to attend and actively participate in the information sharing and demonstrations regarding the model. During the training, we can provide an overview for those starting new programs, a refresher for those working in established programs and/or assist those who are resuscitating struggling or defunct programs.  Training topics include:  procedures for selecting SI courses and SI leaders; roles of supervisors and leaders; benefits, evaluation, and funding of the program; training and supervision of SI leaders; theoretical frameworks underlying the SI model; effective learning strategies; and SI session activities.  Attendees also participate in SI simulations.

This training is ideal for campuses that are beginning an SI program or refreshing an existing program and have many stakeholders involved. This is the most comprehensive training we offer and will ensure a strong program foundation. PLEASE NOTE: This training is the same as the Kansas City SI Supervisor Workshop and the SI Supervisor Workshop On-the-Road. If you have only a few staff who will need training, we recommend seeking one of those options.

Duration: 2.5 days

Limit of 25 total participants. Additional trainer can be requested for larger groups for an additional cost.

Cost: $9,500 + trainer travel expenses

SI Leader Training

During the training, Leaders get an overview of what SI is and how it should look. Leaders get to view the trainer conducting an SI Session, and also get the opportunity to conduct their own. Leaders at the training get a hands on application of SI Learning Strategies and learn various techniques to make session planning easier, increase attendance, and get the most learning from their students.

With the training, the Trainer works closely with you to incorporate campus specific information that would be helpful to your students such as where/how to submit paperwork, how to reserve rooms, campus security, HR procedures, etc.

Duration: Fewer than 12 Leaders is 1 day; 13-25 Leaders is 2 days

Limit of 25 total participants. Additional trainer can be requested for larger groups for an additional cost.

Cost for 1-day training: $3,500 + trainer travel expenses

Cost for 2-day training: $6,500 + trainer travel expenses

Faculty Awareness Training

Created especially for Faculty with SI support in their classes or those more interested in possibly adding SI support, this training focuses on the impact that the SI Leader will have on others in the class, as well as the benefits for the instructors themselves. Topics discussed include the difference between a Teaching Assistant and an SI Leader, SI Leader dos and don’ts, and relationships between Faculty and SI Supervisors and Leaders; learning strategies are also demonstrated.

This training is ideal for introducing faculty who will work closely with the program to the core components of the SI model. It is also great for energizing faculty with an understanding of how their role in the SI program is critical for their students’ success.

Duration: Four Hours (typically 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Limit of 25 total participants. Additional trainer can be requested for larger groups for an additional cost.

Cost: $3,500 + trainer travel expenses