EndUserSharePoint.com: Train the Trainer Series


Laura Rogers, Paul Grenier and I have been looking over our SharePoint “basics” material, trying to find a way to make it more relevant and useful to Site Managers, Site Collection Managers and companies who have rolled out SharePoint without a specific plan for Information Worker training.

What we have come up with is a series of live online EndUserSharePoint.com Train the Trainer sessions.

Sure, we would love to come to your company and deliver live, in-person training, but that doesn’t seem to be what people are looking for anymore. Next best solution: we certify someone on your in-house team to deliver basic, SharePoint Information Worker training using our resources and materials.

EndUserSharePoint.com Train the Trainer Series is a set of workshops that gives you all the resources and training materials needed to deliver a full range of basic SharePoint Information Worker training to your team or company.

  • Lists and Libraries
  • Blogs and Wikis
  • Word and SharePoint
  • Excel and SharePoint
  • Outlook and SharePoint

Hidden Benefit

There is a huge financial incentive for a company to certify someone in-house to deliver Information Worker training. A consultant trainer can charge $2500.00 to $10,000.00 per day plus expenses to come to your facility. For technical subjects, this is fair for everyone because the knowledge transfer is so specialized. But is it really necessary for the typical Information Worker who just needs simple solutions to their everyday work with SharePoint? That’s where a certified, in-house trainer can step in.

But there is a real, hidden benefit in having an in-house trainer for your SharePoint Information Worker training, too. When a contract trainer comes to your company to deliver live training, one of the most difficult tasks for the trainer is to quickly assess context and relevant examples with the participants… how does the material relate to real world problems at the company? By having a trainer in-house, context is built in!

That’s why we are proposing the live online EndUserSharePoint.com Train the Trainer sessions.

Format and Material

Here’s the way it works: We have developed five modules of Information Worker training that we will make available to you through live online sessions. Each session covers one module.

We walk you through the material for each module, talk to you about the best practices for delivering it to the Information Workers in your company and answer your questions about how to present the material in that module. We want you to feel comfortable, not just in presenting the material, but in your ability to customize it for your company’s needs.

Content for each session includes presentation materials, presenter resource files and access to an on-demand recording of the session. There is no time limit on how long you will be able to access the on-demand recording.

At the conclusion of the Train the Trainer series, if you have participated in every workshop in the series and have demonstrated basic proficiency with the material, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement to verify your status as a certified in-house trainer for EndUserSharePoint.com.

Time Frame

The workshops are delivered in a five days sequence at 1:00pm EST for two hours, starting on Monday, September 28th through October 2nd, 2009. There are five modules, each a stand-alone module, ready to be delivered by you to your SharePoint Information Workers.

  • September 28: Lists and Libraries
  • September 29: Blogs and Wikis
  • September 30: Word and SharePoint
  • October 01: Excel and SharePoint
  • October 02: Outlook and SharePoint

This set of five modules will give you and your team the core pieces needed for bringing Information Workers up to speed for daily use of SharePoint.

Why is EndUserSharePoint.com Doing This?

If this offer is so good for you, what’s in it for me, Mark Miller? My business is delivering live online training. That’s what I do for a living. Why am I apparently willing to give my livelihood away?

The typical SharePoint Information worker is not taking workshops for three reasons: training is perceived as being too expensive, it is too time consuming for their schedules, they don’t know where to look or who to trust for training. Surprisingly, the third one is larger than you might think. Because of this, certified in-house trainers are the best people to deliver timely, relevant topics within their own company when it comes to basic SharePoint Information Worker training. 

Pushing entry level training to the in-house level makes companies better equipped to deliver relevant, contextual training to the people who will benefit the most: Information Workers.  By offering to train and certify an in-house trainer, EndUserSharePoint.com becomes a hero to your company, remains the first company of choice when advanced SharePoint training is needed, and opens up time for us to develop more material for our core audience.

The audience for EndUserSharePoint.com live online workshops is the Site Manager, Site Collection Manager and Power User who must maintain multiple SharePoint sites and support the SharePoint Information Workers in their company. Site Managers and Site Collection Managers; that’s my core audience. I will continue to provide live online workshops for this group.

EndUserSharePoint.com has about 20 sessions in the next two months focused exclusively on topics for Site Managers and Site Collection Managers: No Assembly Solutions, Tricks and Traps, Information Architecture, jQuery for Everyone, and a couple other surprises coming in the next few weeks.

If I can help develop a certified in-house trainer for your company, it will help me keep lazer focus on my core audience while helping you get buy-in from from your largest SharePoint user base, the Information Worker. We both win: you become a SharePoint SuperStar at your company and you trust me when you need SharePoint training for yourself or your Power Users. 

Business Motivation

The cost for sessions in the Train the Trainer series is less expensive than the licensing fee I usually charge for these sessions, much less for the training. How can I afford to do it this way?

It’s simple: there is a broad audience of readers and followers who trust me because of what the contributing authors and I are providing here at EndUserSharePoint.com. It is humbling when I think about it: over 6600 people have asked to be on the Weekly Newsletter list, there are another few thousand on the RSS feed and now a couple hundred following everything I say on Twitter!

The attendance and participation in the live online workshops this year has been pleasantly shocking! Last year I was on the road about 20 weeks out of the year. By moving my business model online, I now have access to thousands of people I wouldn’t normally be able to reach.

Instead of being dependant upon finding large companies to pay for my services and expenses, I now have direct access to the people who actually need SharePoint training, who find out about me through word of mouth, EndUserSharePoint.com, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, SharePoint Saturdays and through the Weekly Newsletter.

So yes, I am willing to do Train the Trainer sessions, give away my material and provide help to in-house trainers because I think it’s a way to continue to grow my business and build a larger community of EndUserSharePoint.com evangelists.

Registration Details for Live Online Train the Trainer Sessions

You can register for stand-alone sessions or you can reserve a guaranteed seat for the entire series. Either way, when you take a session, you receive all of the materials for that module, the presenter resource materials and an on-demand recording of that session.

The licensing fee for this type of material usually runs into the hundreds of dollars per day, per session. When you purchase the live online sessions, in-house licensing is included as part of the package. You don’t pay anything extra when a session is delivered by your EndUserSharePoint.com certified in-house trainer: deliver the session once a week in-house for a year, and there’s still no additional licensing fee.

Please note: The training material, presenter resources and on-demand recordings are for in-house use, only, and may not be distributed or used for public or commercial use.

How to Purchase

The next session of Train the Trainer begins on Monday, September 28th. Registration in the EndUserSharePoint.com Train the Trainer series includes:

  • 5 live online Train the Trainer sessions
  • Presentation materials for each module
  • Presenter resources
  • Access to on-demand screencast of recorded sessions
  • License for unlimited, in-house presentations

 Five training sessions including resources, training materials and on-demand screencast recordings:

5 Train the Trainer Workshops: $1245.00


Attend the live online EndUserSharePoint.com Train the Trainer Sessions and becoming certified as your company’s in-house SharePoint trainer. I’ll supply the material and the expertise, you provide the in-house training.

What I am offering is the chance for your company to save tens of thousands of dollars in consulting trainer fees. You become your company’s SharePoint SuperStar and I gain your trust as the goto company for live online SharePoint training.  

I would very much appreciate it if you would pass the word to anyone you think might be interested in acting as an in-house trainer for SharePoint at your company. I have the material, resources and the expertise for creating a top-notch, in-house SharePoint trainer. Let’s work together to get it done.

I look forward to seeing you in the sessions.

Mark Miller
Founder and Editor


Name Sales End Price
5 Part Series - Guaranteed Seat   Ended $1245

On the Web

SharePoint Events - Train the Trainer Series

What I have come up with is a series of live online EndUserSharePoint.com Train the Trainer sessions.


EndUserSharePoint.com Training the Trainer Series - …

EndUserSharePoint.com Train the Trainer Series is a set of workshops that gives you all the resources and training ... Founder and Editor EndUserSharePoint.com ...


New live online SharePoint Training Series: Train the ...

New live online SharePoint Training Series: Train the Trainer ... What we have come up with is a series of live online EndUserSharePoint.com Train the Trainer ...


EndUserSharePoint.com: Train the Trainer Series …

EndUserSharePoint.com is a community of SharePoint authors dedicated to providing support and encouragement for the SharePoint End User. The site receives 140,000 ...


Train the Trainer: Word and SharePoint Tickets, New …

Train the Trainer: Word and SharePoint Third module in a series of seven. Introduction. EndUserSharePoint.com Train the Trainer Series is a set of workshops that ...


CleverWorkarounds » "Train the Trainer"

... but I’m am right into the middle of a 5 day course called “Train the Trainer ... ” series , ROI, or the ... One of the measurements I use when creating ...


EndUserSharePoint 2010 - Home - End User ...

This entry is part of a series, Introduction to SharePoint 2010» Guest ... © 2014 EndUserSharePoint 2010 · Streamline theme by StudioPress · Powered by …


Spotlight on Mark Miller, SharePoint Rock Star ...

Spotlight on Mark Miller, SharePoint ... is as a trainer. As a consequence, training is a primary component ... Stars of SharePoint series with the man ...


SharePoint End Users Training | SharePoint-Videos.com

Comprehensive SharePoint End Users Training Solution Download all of our videos at once and host them yourself!


Stump the Panel: SharePoint Q&A • View topic - …

Stump the Panel: SharePoint Q&A ... I learned long ago, don't discuss Sharepoint with management, just do it and show them. It always works out better that way.


USP Journal and EndUserSharePoint.com Provides SharePoint Designer Workflow Training

... SharePoint Designer training for several months,” says Bjørn Furuknap, author and editor of Understanding SharePoint Journal. “With the release of SharePoint Designer to everyone, and with EndUserSharePoint.com as our partner, we can now safely ...

WebWire • 5/22/2009

The Top 25 SharePoint Influencers

Over the past few weeks, Microsoft has announced a series of ... and editor of the EndUserSharePoint.com community. 3. Andrew Connell (@andrewconnell, andrewconnell.com), co-founder, instructor and speaker at SharePoint education and training …

Fast Company • 11/12/2012

SharePoint Tech Conference Comes To Boston, Oct 20-22

Bill English, a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint Server and founder of Mindsharp (formerly English, Bleeker and Associates), a world renowned training and consulting ... founder and editor of EndUserSharePoint.com, one of the top SharePoint websites for ...

Integration Developer News • 10/20/2014

harmon.ie Announces Top 25 Online SharePoint Influencers

Social email software provider harmon.ie® today announced a top 25 Online SharePoint Influencers list designed to help ... www.nothingbutsharepoint.com/sites/eusp/Pages/default.aspx), founder and editor of the EndUserSharePoint.com community …

Green Technology World • 9/27/2011

Democratization of IT: Creating WebParts for SharePoint Without IT Operations

You can do some pretty amazing things with SharePoint as an end user without requiring IT operations to deploy code. See EndUserSharePoint.com for more examples of the great stuff that you can do with SharePoint without IT intervention. This is the …

blogs.msdn.com • 6/15/2009

Related Events