Presenter vs Facilitator - Which Are YOU???

  • January 21, 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom Meeting - login information provided upon registration


  • This rate is for current ATD Greater Cleveland members and includes all member types. Please note: If you do not register prior to the program, walk-ins will be charged the non-member rate, regardless of member status, and attendance can not be guaranteed.
  • To participate in chapter reciprocity, current members of any ATD Chapter in Ohio should use this option. A registration code is required; please contact the ATD Greater Cleveland chapter office for code information.
  • For attendees who are not current members of the guests, non-members, national ATD members, and any members who are paying at the door.
  • Those members who are part of ATD and the Chapter membership.


Presenter vs. Facilitator -- Which are YOU???

Are you a Trainer or a Facilitator? Does it make a difference?

I was partnered with a woman for a week who labeled herself as a “Motivational Speaker”. At the end of the day mid-week she asked me in the car; “What’s the difference between a trainer and a facilitator?” My answer was; “A trainer believes that when they are speaking learning is taking place. A facilitator believes that when the learner is talking learning is taking place.” She looked at me with complete confusion. She couldn’t comprehend the difference.

During this session, we will explore:

  • What the difference really is between the two
  • How your approach affects different parts of the brain
  • What is it that you TRULY want people to be able to do as a result of your session?

As we work through this session, the topic will be both facilitated and trained so you can see the difference.

UPDATE:  Due to the COVID-19 Situation in the County, it has been decided to move this meeting to a Zoom Virtual environment to keep everyone safe. We hope you will join us for this meeting!!

About your facilitator:

Brad Withers  has facilitated over twenty-three hundred program days in forty-five states, ten countries and six provinces. His facilitation skills include topics ranging from Customer Service to Leadership, Systems Thinking and Creativity. He has presented for several hospitals and medical organizations including the Cleveland Clinic, the F.D.A, Montefiore in the Bronx and the Centers for Disease Control.

Brad has a double major in Business and Philosophy from Wittenberg University and an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University. He has studied under Robert Fritz, Peter Senge and attended many Gestalt Psychology classes in Cleveland.

As a volunteer, Brad has been a Scoutmaster and a member of his Church's Administrative Board. He has been in the Top 100 of the Toastmasters International speaking competition


Who should attend? Trainers, Facilitators, Instructional Designers and Training Managers, and anyone interested in learning more about the difference between being a facilitator or presenter.

Program Details & Agenda

Date: Thursday January 21, 2021
Time: 5:30-6:00 PM  Check In  Light Refreshment
  6:00-8:00 PM Welcome and Program
  8:00-8:30 PM Networking 

Event Registration Details*
$5 Current ATD Greater Cleveland Chapter Members
$5 Current Members of any Ohio ATD Chapter 
$10 Non-Members & Guests

Location UPDATE:
Zoom Meeting - credential/login information will be sent upon registration.

Please contact with event/registration questions. 

*Registration is required; space is limited and walk-ins will be charged $35, regardless of membership status. Please see the Event Registration Details page for more information about ATD Greater Cleveland's registration & cancelation policy. 

We apologize that ATD Greater Cleveland is unable to accommodate special dietary requests.

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