Trainer Spotlight: Dan Correa, Sr.

Hometown

Middletown, New Jersey

Describe how your career as a trainer started.

My career as a trainer started 20 years ago. I have experience teaching in the New York Public School system and 5 years as an Adjunct professor and associate professor in two universities.

  1. Know your material
  2. Have a teaching model that you will follow.
  3. Relax
  4. Have Fun!
Dan Correa, Sr.

What has been your favorite moment as a trainer?

My favorite moment as a trainer was in a project called Scan it. The POS system was not responding the way it was programmed to and one of the associates that I trained followed exactly what I had instructed. After his success, the associate come running to me on the sales floor and shouts in the top of his voice, “You’re the man”!!!

Please give some tips to a person about to train a class for the first time.

My advice to a person training for the first time is:

  1. Know your material
  2. Have a teaching model that you will follow.
  3. Relax
  4. Have Fun!

What topics do you love to teach?

I love to teach Systems, Human Resources, and Leadership.

What do you do to go the extra mile as a trainer?

I take as much time as needed to listen to the student and communicate the information needed.

What celebrity do you think would be the best trainer? Why?

Al Pacino. You looking at me?!!

Do you have a “Fun Fact” about yourself?

15 years ago, I came out in an indie movie called “Survive This”.

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Anything else that you’d like to share?

Scheduled – ATD Master Trainer Program – August 2016