Train-the-Trainers Overview

Overview of the Train-the-Trainer Program

Our Train-the-Trainer program is an immersive, three-day, in-person workshop that will show you the ins and outs of using Marketplace marketing and business simulations as an educational teaching tool.

Join us for our Spring Train the Trainer program!

June 9th-11th

Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, Tennessee

Looking for a game changer for your next class? Thinking about integrating a simulation into your coursework?

What will you do in the workshop?

  • Experience, first-hand, what it’s like to play a simulation as a student 
  • Discover the pedagogy behind our simulations and what makes them so successful as a teaching tool 
  • Develop effective coaching skills and learn the do’s and don’ts of working with your students
  • Learn how to add a simulation into your coursework 
  • Evaluate Marketplace Simulations as a tool for experiential learning and as a vehicle in advancing education across the world

Who should attend?

Experienced instructors that want their students to get the most out of a Marketplace learning experience. New instructors that want to discover the complete Marketplace pedagogy.

The Train-the-Trainer workshop is a FREE event, and we provide all training materials. Arranged family-style meals (continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided for workshop attendees as part of your registration. If you plan to travel with a spouse or significant other, with advanced notice, they are also welcome to join the group for no extra charge for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Dr. Ernest Cadotte

As you explore the capabilities of Marketplace simulations, you’ll be first introduced to the software from the students’ perspective. This will enable you to see the benefits and challenges each student faces while playing the game, as well as show you the effectiveness of simulation-based learning.

Dr. Ernest Cadotte, the author of Marketplace will then discuss the underlying pedagogy of the software and share his best practices for integrating a simulation into your course curriculum.

What fellow educators are saying about the workshop

Sam Lee

The Train-the-Trainer Workshop not only helped me better understand the pedagogy behind the simulation, but it provided me a view from the student’s perspective. I can now reflect on what I learned and proactively address potential challenges the class may encounter as we progress through the game.

Sam Lee, Ph.D.
Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Hult International Business School
Lindsay Mahony

Marketplace Simulations’ Train-the-Trainer Workshop has truly been a quality use of my time. Whether you’re brand new to the simulation or have had some exposure to it, it was absolutely worthwhile. I would even consider coming back and doing it again. Every time you play this game you learn more and more.

Lindsay Mahony
Lecturer of Strategic Management
University of Tennessee
Jeff Blodget

Just want to say thanks to you, Ernie, and the entire Marketplace team! This was the best instructional seminar I have ever been to in my 26 years as a faculty member! I have already recommended it to a colleague, and am looking forward to using the Bikes simulation this spring.

Dr. Jeff Blodgett
Professor of Marketing
University of Houston – Victoria
Keith Murray

The Train-the-Trainer Workshop has helped me learn to be a better coach, providing tips and techniques that I plan to put into practice starting next semester. As educators we need to incorporate more learning exercises, like simulations, into our curriculum. Marketplace is fabulous because it compels students to look at managing business and all of its complexities, well preparing them for the real world.

Keith Murray, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing
Bryant University
Andong Cheng

I love the TTT! I think everybody should do it. You think you know the game, but when you play it yourself as a team member, all of a sudden the problems your students may encounter become more understandable.

Andong Cheng
Assistant Professor of Marketing
University of Delaware
James Koshar

One of the best training seminars that I have ever attended! Excellent staff with superior instruction! A sense of being a part of a caring community of professionals! Thank you Ernie and Team!

Professor James N. Koshar
Stratford University

View past participants of the TTT.