Effective Presentation Techniques for Trainers: Train the Trainer

June 1-4, 2020

Columbia, SC

National Advocacy Center

This training is a long-standing staple in NDAA’s renowned trial advocacy training. This training focuses on faculty development; it is geared for prosecutors who have a desire to become skilled teachers.  The curriculum is participant-centered and instructor-led. You will be actively involved in the training process. You will receive foundational instruction on presentation styles, use of technology in presentation, persuasion, the art of critiquing, legal issues regarding copyright, ethics and communication skills. Learn how to incorporate creative training techniques and deliver effective interactive presentations.  All participants must make a presentation on an element of trial advocacy or a related prosecution topic. You are encouraged to work on a current project. Your presentations will be videotaped, and you will receive both substantive critiques as well as a stylistic critiques. Whether you are new to training in your office, state, regionally or nationally this course is for you. There will be a strong emphasis on assisting you to improve your presentation skills regardless of your level of experience.

ELIGIBILITY: NDAA Invites prosecutors in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices experience.


Early Bird Rate Regular Rate
(Until April 1, 2020) (After April 1, 2020)
Member $660.00 $760.00
Non-Member $815.00 $915.00


Special Discounts:

  • Register three (3) or more attendees at a time to receive a 5% discount on the total registration fee. NDAA encourages multidisciplinary teams to take advantage of this discount. Use promo code Group-EPT-20.  Attendees must be registered at the same time and on the same invoice in order for the discount to apply. 
  • All active military members will receive a 10% discount on the course registration. Use promo code Military-EPT-20.

NDAA adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in admissions and administration.

*Course tuition includes admission and course materials.


Interested in a scholarship? Apply now!
The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), with the assistance of the American College of Trial Lawyers Foundation, is able to provide tuition assistance for Prosecutors who would like to attend our courses. Please find information regarding scholarship eligibility and the application process here.


Tuition must be paid in full prior to the first day of the course. You will not be admitted if you have an outstanding balance. If you would like to make a payment on-site, please see the Course Director upon arrival.

Payments may be made by check, money order or credit card.

Checks should be made payable to (with the invoice number noted on the check):

National District Attorneys Association (NDAA)
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 330
Arlington, VA 22202

**To obtain an invoice, please register for the course and select “check/money order” on the payment screen.


NDAA Cancellation, Refund & Substitution Policy:

Please submit all requests to NDAA in writing via email to Cierra Jenkins at cjenkins@ndaajustice.org. All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made 30 calendar days prior to the first day of the NDAA event to receive a full refund.  Full refunds cannot be approved for requests received after this date.  Should you need to cancel your registration less than 30 days but more than 14 days before the event, a 75% refund will be granted with a written request.  NDAA regrets that refunds will not be given for cancellations within 14 days of the event or for no-shows.  Note, registration fee credit can no longer be applied to a different NDAA course or event.  However, substitutions are gladly accepted at any time. Should another office member want to attend the course in your place please contact Cierra Jenkins at cjenkins@ndaajustice.org.  

For more information on NDAA’s policies and procedures, including our Code of Conduct, please visit our Policies page.

Anticipated CLE credits will be 20 hours including 1.5 hours of ethics. All attendees will receive a Uniform CLE Certificate at the end of the course. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar for more information. Attendees representing other disciplines should contact their reporting agencies for more information. Questions regarding CLE credit can be directed to Program Director’s Kristi Browning and Candace Mosley, or Assistant Program Director Cierra Jenkins.

NDAA’s mission to serve and support prosecutors and their staff. In consideration of this commitment, NDAA requires that all those in attendance of our programs currently work in prosecution or law enforcement. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Program Director’s Kristi Browning and Candace Mosley, or Assistant Program Director Cierra Jenkins.

National Advocacy Center
1620 Pendleton Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: 803-705-5100
Website: http://www.justice.gov/usao/training/

Graduate Columbia
1619 Pendleton Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

**Walking distance to the National Advocacy Center.

Hotel Rates
$123.00* – Double/King – plus tax

  • *Room rate includes breakfast (federal per diem rate $113.00 plus $10.00)
  • Room rate includes complimentary high-speed internet access in guestroom
  • The hotel group room rate will be applicable three (3) days prior and three (3) days after the official group program dates based on availability
  • Complimentary access to Health Club/Workout facility
  • Complimentary use of the downtown shuttle

Rooms will be guaranteed by the guests’ major credit card or first night’s deposit. The deposit becomes non-refundable or the credit card will be charged if the guest does not arrive or cancels after 6 pm local time on the date of arrival.

Book hotel reservations by April 30, 2020 to secure the group rate.

There’s a lot to see and do in and around Columbia. Check out the city’s official tourism website for more information.

Additional Questions?

Program Director’s Kristi Browning and Candace Mosley, or Assistant Program Director Cierra Jenkins.

National District Attorneys Association
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 330
Arlington, VA 22202

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