Master Trainer Job Description


Master Trainers are appointed by the Adult Development Specialist for the term of one year.

Appointment for each additional year will be made based on an annual performance review conducted by the Adult Development Specialists or an assigned master trainer.

Responsible to

Adult Development Specialist


  • Is a registered member of GSUSA.
  • Has successfully completed a term of appointment as an Experienced Trainer or has demonstrated competence in planning, designing, delivering, and evaluating training for adults.
  • Has taken at least one additional training course in a specialized skill area or trainer competency area.
  • Has served on a training committee or a taskforce designing training courses.
  • Has completed an application and interview.


  • Meets all the basic requirements to be appointed as an Master Trainer.
  • Conducts at least three (3) workshops a year and/or serves on an adult education committee or taskforce.
  • Follows all GSUSA/Council standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Completes and submits to the Adult Development Specialist any required paperwork (sign in sheets, participant evaluations, trainer evaluations, etc.) within two weeks following each workshop.
  • Utilizes the approved course content outlines of the council adult education program where provided.
  • Remains current on content and methods through attendance at updating conferences and trainer's meetings, and through individual efforts (workshops, research, etc.).
  • Cooperates with the Adult Development Specialist in planning the service center adult education calendar(s).
  • Takes a leadership role in the council training functions. Such roles could include but are not limited to:
    • Assisting in the Train-the-Trainer courses under the direction of a GSUSA certified Instructor-of-Trainers
    • Coordinating training events with the Adult Development Specialist
    • Acting as a mentor to an Apprentice or Experienced Trainer
    • Developing training curriculum and materials
    • Produces the trainer newsletter
  • Assists Adult Development Specialist in developing and maintaining service center adult education program.

If you have any questions concerning training events, please call Michaela Watts, Director of Adult Leadership Enhancement, at 843-552-9910 ext 2390, or at