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TNI Training - Educational Delivery System

TNI's Educational Delivery System is a comprehensive training system that utilizes various face-to-face and web based types of training. Training courses, workshops, forums, seminars and On-Demand Education materials are developed by TNI and trainers. The material is made available on the TNI website to TNI members and the environmental community.

TNI partners with trainers, vendors, and regional laboratory associations to make training more readily available to the environmental community. This partnership includes requests for proposals developed by TNI, unsolicited proposals and the offering of support services to enhance training developed by trainers. The Education portion of the TNI website is the premier training site for laboratories, accreditation bodies, field sampling and measurement organizations and industry professionals to come for specific training needs or professional skills development.

A. Partnerships with Trainers (Unsolicited Proposals)

TNI encourages trainers to work within TNI's Educational Delivery System using any of the options listed below. Unless otherwise negotiated, trainers retain ownership of any materials they develop. Trainers will establish fees for each option which will be reviewed by TNI. A contract will be established for each separate event. To get started with any of these options, complete the Application/Proposal form located under the Education tab on the TNI website or contact TNI.

Description

Pricing

On-site Partnership Trainings

  • Outline and synopsis reviewed by TNI for suitability, not content.
  • Course announcement posted on TNI website.
  • On-line registration provided by TNI.
  • Marketing e-mail sent by TNI to database entries within 250 mile radius of training site.
  • TNI will collect course fees and payment will be sent to trainer on the 15th of the month after training occurs.
  • Trainer will provide any needed hard copy information, including certificates, to attendees.
  • TNI will e-mail a list of course registrations 1 week prior to course.
  • Trainer will provide TNI a sign-in sheet verifying attendance.
  • TNI will show course is supported, but not endorsed by TNI.
  • Trainer is responsible for all travel costs.
  • TNI will provide an online course evaluation survey after the training event.

TNI Receives:
$150 set up fee per event plus
25%/attendee

 

Webinar

  • Outline and synopsis reviewed by TNI for suitability, not content.
  • Course posted on TNI website and announcement emailed to database of 3000 plus names (all TNI members and accredited organizations).
  • TNI will provide link to webcast training for hosts/trainers and provide one-on-one training on use of Webinar tools.
  • TNI will set-up webinar - including invitations and uploaded documents. Set-up is based on Webinar Application completed by trainer.
  • TNI will provide ˝ hour assistance with webinar start-up.
  • TNI will provide PPT slides to train attendees on use of tools at training start-up.
  • TNI will provide on-line course evaluation survey.
  • TNI will provide trainer with results of end of course survey.
  • TNI will provide URL for attendees to sign-up for course.
  • TNI will collect course fees and payment will be sent to trainer on the 15th of the month following the course.
  • TNI will e-mail a list of course registrations 1 week prior to course.
  • Training certificates provided by TNI.
  • TNI will show course is supported, but not endorsed by TNI.

TNI Receives:
$250 set up fee per webinar plus
25%/attendee

Webcast

  • Trainer will record webinar.
  • TNI will upload webinar to TNI Website and post course.
  • TNI will collect course fees and payment will be sent to trainer quarterly.
  • TNI will provide on-line survey.
  • TNI will provide trainer with results of survey quarterly.
  • Trainer is expected to provide some minimal support offered to attendee after course is completed.
  • Training certificates provided by TNI.
  • TNI will show course is supported, but not endorsed by TNI.

60% to Trainer
40% to TNI

Course Posting (Course given outside of TNI, with no registration support)

 

  • Review of outline and synopsis by TNI.
  • Post course with URL link on TNI website.
  • Training certificates and all printed materials provided by trainer.
  • TNI not involved in the registration process

$250 for TNI Partner Members
$500 for Non-Partner Members

Other

TNI is open to other partnership opportunities.

To be negotiated on a case-by-case basis

 

B. Vendor Opportunities

This category of training is for vendors who wish to provide on-line training or support TNI training efforts.

Webinar/Webcast
  • Company information on title slide at opening and closing of on-site, webinar or webcast events.
  • Vendor name provided in any marketing materials for training event.
  • TNI will show course is supported, but not endorsed by TNI.
  • Outline and synopsis reviewed by TNI for suitability, not content.
  • Course posted on TNI website and announcement emailed to database of 3000 plus names
  • TNI will provide link to webcast training for hosts/trainers and provide one-on-one training on use of Webinar tools.
  • TNI will set-up webinar - including invitations and uploaded documents. Set-up is based on Webinar Application completed by trainer.
  • TNI will provide ˝ hour assistance with webinar start-up.
  • TNI will provide PPT slides to train attendees on use of tools at training start-up.
  • TNI will provide on-line end of course survey.
  • TNI will provide trainer with results of end of course survey.
  • TNI will provide URL for attendees to sign-up for course.
  • TNI will e-mail a list of course registrations 1 week prior to course.
  • Training certificates provided by TNI.
  • TNI will convert webinar to a webcast and post on the TNI website.

$300 set up fee paid by vendor
TNI retains 100% of all registration fees
Note: Webinars will be modestly priced, e.g. $25.

Sponsorship
  • Vendor sponsorship of training course
  • Company logo on title page and credit given at opening and closing.
  • Link to website before webinar/webcast
  • Vendor name provided in marketing materials
  • Vendor may help with development of course

$500/event

 

C. Regional Meeting Opportunities

This category of training is designed to have TNI assist regional laboratory trade associations in providing training at their annual meetings. Contact Jerry Parr (jerry.parr@nelac-institute.org) or Ilona Taunton (ilona.taunton@nelac-institute.org).

Regional Meeting Partnerships
  • TNI partnership with local laboratory association meetings.
  • TNI will provide a listing of possible courses for association to choose from.
  • TNI will provide training or negotiate with trainer to provide training.
  • Course announced on TNI website

Negotiated fee sharing.

D. TNI Provided Training

This is training that is specific to a TNI activity such as a TNI meeting or TNI sponsored training.

Training Courses at TNI Meetings
  • A Request for Proposal (RFP) is posted in the NEWS section of the TNI website.
  • TNI Partner Members receive RFP announcement by e-mail.
  • Trainers proved a proposal.
  • Proposal, outline and synopsis reviewed by TNI.
  • TNI selects trainer and issues a contract.
  • TNI establishes course registration fee.
  • TNI provides a room suitable for the course, manages the registration process, provides a course evaluation survey and course certificates and is responsible for all on-site costs.
  • Trainer is responsible for travel and printing costs of handouts unless otherwise negotiated.

As per contract

TNI Supported Training
  • This is training determined by TNI to be of a strategic nature in furthering a TNI program.
  • The training may be provided at a TNI meeting, at a webinar or in regional offerings.
  • Trainers may be TNI staff, volunteers, or contractors.
  • A designated group of TNI staff and/or committee members will review the course materials for content.
  • The course will use the TNI PowerPoint template and will indicate the course is approved by TNI.
  • TNI provides a room suitable for the course (if needed), manages the registration process, provides a course evaluation survey and course certificates and is responsible for all on-site costs.
  • TNI is responsible for travel and printing costs of handouts.

TNI retains all fees except as negotiated with contractors.