Lunch & Learn – Best Practices for Using Internal SME’s as Trainers


NoCO Manufacturing Partnership



815 14th Street SW Building D, Loveland, Co 80537

Loveland, Co, US, 80537

It takes more than being a SME (subject matter expert) to be a great trainer. Having information down cold and enjoying the spotlight can be important attributes of a good trainer, but that’s just the beginning. Trainers with “the edge” are continuously reading the room, engaging participants, managing time, and checking for knowledge transfer. 

 After this session participants will be able to identify people who would make the best trainers (hint: it’s not always who you think it is!). They will be prepared to support subject matter experts and create a credible training program.

 We will cover:

  • Attributes of a great trainer 

  • Criteria to consider when selecting trainers

  • How to avoid the costs of a faulty training program

Speaker Bio:
Leigh-Ann Zaharevich, MS
President, Aligned Performance

Leigh-Ann has been providing learning & organizational development solutions for over 20 years. In that time, she has served an array of industries, like manufacturing, financial services and landscaping. Her work effects people at every level of the organization, whether there are 2 or 2,000 employees.  

Leigh-Ann is the creator of “The Trainer’s Edge”, an experiential train-the-trainer program. This course is the culmination of best practices that turns subject matter experts into excellent trainers. She earned her MS at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Leigh-Ann is an alumna of Up With People and holds a black belt in American Kenpo.

Learn more about her work at

Lunch sponsorship available, contact Christine Juker with interest.

Limited seating, please note that manufacturers will be given first priorirty.

Please contact Christine Juker, with questions.