Money Smart Train-the-Trainer Event for Bank on Sacramento

Money Smart Train-the-Trainer Event for Bank on Sacramento

The FDIC offers training for financial education trainers that use the FDIC Money Smart curriculum. The Bank on Sacramento coaltion invited the FDIC Community Affairs team to Sacramento to train the Bank on Sacramento (Sacramento, Yolo, Amador, Placer, El Dorado) community partners.

Bank on Sacramento FDIC Money Smart Training

Additional information on the FDIC Money Smart Train-the-Trainer program is below, including training on YouTube and via Webinar.


Train-the-Trainer Program

Every CD of the instructor-led Money Smart curriculum includes a helpful Guide to Presenting the Money Smart Curriculum. The guide helps instructors learn how to effectively use the training materials, including by highlighting the features that help instructors quickly and easily teach financial education in a classroom setting. The guide also provides training tips and strategies to accommodate participants with disabilities.

A How to Guide: Train-the-Trainer Resource CD
Recognizing that many Money Smart partners conduct their own full-day train-the-trainer workshops for their staff or stakeholders, the FDIC now offers a CD with useful resources. FDIC’s “Train the Trainer (In-A-Box) Resources” CD, gives instructors many of the same materials FDIC staff use to conduct train-the-trainer workshops. Money Smart partners can use this CD to administer their own train-the-trainer workshops. The CD includes guidance on how to use these materials to train a group of instructors.

Train-the-Trainer Videos
Money Smart train-the-trainer videos also provide prospective instructors with an overview of the curriculum components. The videos help instructors learn the usefulness of the instructor guide and how to use it effectively, become familiar with the student materials, and understand the importance of advanced preparation. The videos also highlight effective strategies to use the curriculum.

The Train-the-Trainer videos can be viewed online.

Video -English (40 minutes)

Train-the-Trainer Workshops
Instructors who have reviewed the Guide to Presenting and seek additional guidance in using the curriculum may wish to consider attending a train-the-trainer workshop. Train-the-Trainer workshops give practical experience in training delivery, coaching, assessing, and giving/receiving feedback through the use of presentations, demonstrations, and exercises. It is not necessary for an instructor to complete a Train-the-Trainer workshop before teaching Money Smart, and the FDIC does not certify instructors to teach the curriculum.

During the course, participants are provided:

  • A detailed overview of the curriculum modules and how they can be adapted to specific needs.
  • Successful strategies for delivering the Money Smart curriculum; with some workshops providing the option for participants to deliver part of the presentation
  • Strategies for teaching financial education in a classroom environment.
  • Tips for linking financial education to economic inclusion and other financial access efforts.
  • An opportunity to ask questions and for participants to share presentation strategies and techniques with one another.

Upcoming Workshops
Train-the-trainer workshops are offered via regularly scheduled Live Meetings (dates are listed below). If you plan to participate in a train-the-trainer Live Meeting, please register 2 days prior to the session at Additionally, please review in advance the instructions on how to access the session.

For First-Time Users
Prior to the meeting, check your system ( to ensure it is equipped to use Office Live Meeting. If you still cannot enter the meeting, please contact your Internet Provider.

Live Meeting Instructions – PDF(PDF Help)

Money Smart Train – the – Trainer Live Meeting

Start time: 1:00 p.m. EST
End time: 4:00 p.m. EST

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March 21, 2012
April 18, 2012
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August 15, 2012
September 19, 2012
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December 12, 2012

Some train-the-trainer workshops are also conducted in person. These workshops are held for financial institutions, community organizations, and other entities that either provide financial education training or plan to implement the Money Smart program. The Train-the-Trainer workshops provide guidance to the lead trainers at these organizations. These lead trainers, in turn, conduct workshops in their organizations for additional instructors or move directly to classroom instruction for Money Smart students. Workshops are conducted for groups of at least 25 potential instructors.

To request an in-person workshop, contact

For more information, or if you have any questions, contact

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