Instructor Development Workshop

15 Clock Hours

It’s challenging to bring the words on a page “to life” in a classroom. Gain confidence in your ability to teach with these proven, practical methods. Not just another ‘get certified’ course! Choose the best! Carla Cross is the only Washington trainer honored as a National Realtor Educator of the Year. Having created courses and trained instructors for most of the international real estate franchises, Carla has the insights and skills to help you overcome barriers and become that awesome instructor!

In this course:  Apply four innovative processes to create your presentation, and guarantee it works for any size group. This is a ‘live’ 2-day course. 15 continuing education clock hours in Washington state.

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Train the Trainer: We also have an online version of this course, which has the same curriculum, and fulfills the requirements to be a Washington state-approved clock hour approved instructor. See that course here).

Learn new, effective teaching methods. Get innovative training methods from the only National Association of Realtors’ Realtor Educator of the Year in Washington State (and also a Washington Realtor Educator of the Year).

Materials: Includes a 86-page desktop published handbook, a complete resource guide for creating course material and planning presentations. This resource includes dozens of examples of outlines, teaching tools, and ready-to-use documents to create courses effectively.

To the right: The many teaching techniques attendees learned in a recent Instructor Development Workshop.


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Included in this Course

  • Polish your presentation skills: How to add confidence and humor
  • 7 Tips to avoid stage fright
  • Six methods to keep your audience’s attention
  • How to use new teaching methods to vary your presentations like the pros
  • Two proven models to create an effective course with ease
  • How to structure a persuasive presentation–great for affiliates
  • Marketing: How to get students to attend and love your course
  • How to become an accredited instructor in Washington state
  • How to start your teaching/speaking career.

Time frame: 2 days (15 clock hours in  Washington state)

Tuition: $299, includes Carla’s  ‘How to Train’ resource, with dozens of ideas for creative training methods, promotion, examples, and more. See enrollment information about cut-off dates for early and late enrollment.

Customization: Does your association or company need specific training methods or presentation skills? Carla customizes this course content to meet your needs. Carla contracts with associations and title and mortgage companies to do Instructor Development Workshop specifically for them. Call 425-392-6914 for more information.

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What people say about Carla and the course:


I would recommend this course {Instructor Development Workshop} to anyone serious about training adults.

Teresa Nye
Chicago Title Co.

I wanted to let you know that your Instructor Development class was extremely helpful to me in becoming a certified instructor. Your hands on approach  in the planning, writing and delivery process of a class was easy to understand and implement, I can’t thank you enough! I am currently getting my feet wet with non clock hour, in-house training of our newest brokers and they seem to be enjoying and learning utilizing the tools you taught us! Thanks again!

David C. Huynh, GRI Managing Broker
Preview Properties, Skagit

Awesome class with a new perspective for all teachers!

Amy Valafatch
Chicago Title Co.

Instructor is 100% competent. Her passion, professionalism, and knowledge of the subject is passed on to her class.

Mike Kerwin
Keller Williams Realty

Your knowledge of my part of the business helped me to recognize ideas I can use in title insurance and escrow. 

Judy Williams
Chicago Title

Wonderful presentation and content and very practical application so we can apply skills.

Melody Cahill
Exit Northwest Realty, Olympia, Wa.

Great job! Enjoyable and challenging. The best thing I got from the workshop is what is needed for a good training workshop.

Carolyn Mackay
Real Estate 2000 Corp.

I really enjoyed the organization of the information and the templates for creating workshops on my own. I learned a great deal about different learning styles and ways to enhance retention. I think the resources will be invaluable when preparing to write and submit a course for approval

Albie Moshcatel
Owner/Manager, John L. Scott, Renton, Wa.

Carla, it’s always a pleasure teaching with you. Your organization, creativity, and sense of humor is a gift. And, I learn a lot!

Tom Martin
senior CRB instructor, winner, National Realtor Educator Award

Can’t get away to take a ‘live’ Instructor Development course? Register for our distance learning version, Train the Trainer. This course fulfills the same requirements to the Washington Department of Licensing as our live course.

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