DEAL Session 2: Developing a Strong Foundation for Your Training (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

08 Jun 2022



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on March 23, 2022.

Training Overview

Dynamic Education And Learning (DEAL) is designed for public health professionals who want to elevate the quality of the distance-based trainings they develop and deliver. The series covers training planning, promotion, implementation and evaluation. Although much of the content is developed with distance-based training in mind, many concepts can also be applied in in-person trainings as well. Learners can register for any or all of the five sessions.

Session 1 covers key terminology, e-learning standards, best practices and unique considerations for engaging in the distance-learning environment. Session 2 covers how to define and learn about a target audience, develop learning objectives, create appealing titles and descriptions, and ways to promote training offerings. Session 3 covers technology tools and the selection of appropriate strategies and technologies for teaching and assessment. Session 4 covers webinars and interactive slideshows, and discusses the value of interaction in adult learning and how technology can be used to engage learners. Session 5 covers methods of evaluation, Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation, effective survey questions, and strategies of data collection.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

CERTIFICATE:  The course contains two modules: a module to access the webinar and an evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.


About the Trainer

Hilary Merlin, MEd

Hilary is the Professional Development Specialist at the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD). She earned her MEd in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia and her BA in Community Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. From 2016-2021, Hilary was the Training and Communications Specialist with the Region IV Public Health Training Center (R-IV PHTC), where she produced in-person and online professional development workshops for the public health workforce throughout the Southeast and managed region-wide communications activities, including the R-IV PHTC newsletter, website and email marketing.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Select strategies for defining and learning about your target audience.
  • Summarize the importance of appealing training titles and descriptions.
  • Create learner-centered, measurable learning objectives.
  • Describe best practices for training promotion.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

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