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Classroom Instructor Training

The Thinking Driver Classroom Instructor Training course is a five day intensive training program designed to prepare your in-house instructors to deliver Thinking Driver’s Defensive Driving Fundamentals & Attitudes Classroom and Thinking Driver Refresher Classroom courses.

Defensive Driving Fundamentals and Attitudes IS THE internationally recognized driver improvement program that addresses driver attitude in an effective and respectful way. Your in-house instructors will be mentored to teach your drivers:

  • What attitude is and how it affects their driving
  • How to shift attitudinal gears from risky driving attitudes to positive ones
  • How risk tolerance changes with emotional states and how to reduce risk
  • To deal with aggression from other drivers without retaliation
  • How to avoid being drawn into competition and confrontational situations while driving
  • How to use the Five Fundamentals:
    • Think and Look ahead
    • Anticipate Hazards
    • Keep your options Open
    • Manage the Risk
    • Control with Finesse

Instructor Course Objectives:

Participants will learn:

  • Classroom instructional techniques
    • Introduction to public speaking
    • Principles of adult learning
    • How to develop and deliver classroom training sessions
    • How to motivate and captivate trainees using advance instructional methods
      • Discussion groups
      • Interactive activities
      • Question techniques
  • Psychology of driving
  • Stress management
  • Understanding and teaching the Five Fundamentals of Defensive Driving
    1. Think and Look Ahead
    2. Anticipate Hazards
    3. Keep Your Options Open
    4. Manage the Risk
    5. Control with Finesse

Materials included:

  • Instructor Manual
  • Student Workbook
  • Thinking Driver refresher manual
  • Powerpoint Slides
  • DVD support materials
  • Instructor Certificate

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Hours: 8am to 4pm PST


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