Training of Trainers

Learn to train parenting educators

Active Parenting’s Training of Trainers (TOT) is a mixture of fun and learning. Led by Active Parenting author Dr. Michael Popkin, the TOT is three days of vigorous training that will help you expand your professional skills while learning to train new parent educators for your organization and community. Clock hours and certification available, too.

What’s the difference between TOT and LTW?

In a one-day Leader Training Workshop (LTW), you will learn how to present parenting education programs to parents in your community. At the 3-day TOT, you will learn how to train parenting education leaders. Upon completion of requirements, you will be authorized to conduct LTWs.

Note: A one-day Leader Training Workshop is required before taking the TOT. If you haven’t already taken the LTW, you can attend the one scheduled just prior to the TOT at the same location for an additional charge.


Money-back guarantee!
We are convinced you’ll leave the TOT feeling confident and energized. If you are not satisfied for any reason, let us know and we’ll refund your fee. Terms of training guarantee.


What will I learn?
You will explore Active Parenting principles in general, and how to apply them to our suite of three parenting programs: Active Parenting: First Five Years, Active Parenting 4th Edition, and Active Parenting of Teens. (Information learned in this course can also be applied to the Spanish editions.) Complete details and agenda.


Learn how to:

Gain a deeper knowledge of the programs
Learn how to train leaders in the programs
Improve presentation skills
Find ways to make the programs fit your audience
Exchange ideas


What do I get?

Three full days of training
DVD of your mock LTW presentation to help you hone your skills
Up to 21 clock hours from NBCC
PowerPoint presentation to use in your trainings
15% off the order of a program kit
Training notebook
Group luncheon
Coffee breaks & snacks
Welcome bag of product samples
Group photo
Ability to conduct Active Parenting Leader Training Workshops
Authorization to charge fees for your LTWs (after certification)
Authorization to provide certification to new leaders (after certification)


Who should attend

That’s a hard one to answer because the audience is so diverse. In the past we’ve been joined by teachers, social workers, counselors, pastors, military personnel, corrections officers, psychologists—even a mayor! Participants have come from all over the US plus Canada, Australia, India, Japan and more. The wide variety of professionals with similar goals enriches everyone’s learning experience.


Earn Continuing Education (CE) credit

Active Parenting Publishers has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5192. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Active Parenting Publishers is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


I can’t wait! How can I bring the TOT to my area?

Contact Training Coordinator Micole Mason at 800-825-0060 or to arrange a customized Special Training of Trainers seminar—when and where you need it.

Questions? Our Educational Consultants are ready with answers. Call 1-800-825-0060 or email