Become a Skills System Instructor:

2-Day Instructor’s Training

Registration for the June 2024 2-Day Instructor’s Training is closed.

Live Online 2-Day Skills System Instructor’s Training

2-Day Instructor’s Training Dates

2024 2-Day Instructor’s Training Dates:

  • June 26-27, 2024 (CLOSED)
  • October 23-24, 2024

Join us for the next 2-Day Live Online Skills Instructor’s Training on October 23-24, 2024 by Julie Brown, PhD and Corey Gifford, PsyD.

Cost: $475 per person

Registration includes:

  • Free access to the Skills System E-Learning and the Skills System App.
  • Free access to the Consultation Community after attending the 2-Day instructor’s training.

Skills System Instructors:

  • Teach skills to individuals who have complex behavioral health and/or learning challenges.
  • Support skills coaches (e.g., staff) and collateral supports (e.g., family members) to support individuals.
  • Guide the program towards integrating Skills System concepts into the structures of the program.

2-Day Training participants will learn to do the five types of Skills System Instruction:

  • Standard instruction
  • Targeted instruction
  • A-la-carte instruction
  • Instruction during coaching
  • Environmental instruction

What will our training schedule be?
People attend the 2-Day Instructor’s training from all over the world. It is difficult to do a live event and make the training times fit for everyone’s schedules. We shifted the times of the training by one hour ahead for the June training to help people in Mountain (start time 8 am) and Pacific time zones (start time (7 am).

Additionally, all sessions will be recorded, so participants can watch any session they missed. The recordings will be available for 30-days after the training.

Daily training schedule (Eastern Standard Time):

  • 10:00-10:30 EST: Log on and check in
  • 10:30-11:30 EST: Session 1
    • Session 1 start times: Central- 9:30 am; Mountain- 8:30 am; Pacific – 7:30 am
  • 11:30-11:45 EST: Break
  • 11:45-1:00 EST: Session 2
  • 1:00-2:00 EST: Lunch
  • 2:00-3:15 EST: Session 3
  • 3:15-3:30 EST: Break
  • 3:30-5:00 EST: Session 4

Who should attend?
If your goal is to teach skills to children, adolescents, or adults who have learning and/or mental health challenges, this training is for you!

  • Often social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, BCBA’s, psychiatrists, and neuropsychologists attend the 2-Day Skills System Instructor’s Training.
  • In addition, people working in residential and/or day-treatment settings, who want to teach the people they support, staff, and family members, benefit from taking this 2-Day training.


  • Please complete the Skills System E-Learning Course 1 – Skills Basics, and Course 2 – Skills Coaching Strategies before the training. This will optimize the learning experience at the 2-Day training. An individual access to Course 1 and 2 is included for people who are not already in the E-Learning.
  • Purchasing the Skills System text (2016) prior to the training is a great idea. We may refer to the book during the training, so having a copy of it will also enhance the learning experience. Click the button below to order your copy of the Skills System text from Guilford Press.

Will there be CEU’s?
Yes! There will be 10 CEU hours allotted for the 2-Day training for social work and LMHC licensures. In addition, participants receive 6 hours of CEU for completing the E-learning.

How much will the training cost?
The 2-Day training, handouts, access to the recordings, and the CEU’s will be $475 per person. Individuals or teams will have options to pay via credit card or invoice (using a purchase order if necessary).

If you are registering online for yourself and/or your team, please follow the instructions carefully to ensure the registration process is completed correctly.

Email Julie BEFORE REGISTERING online, if you have teams of over FIVE people to receive a group discount.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Julie at [email protected] to chat about any aspects of the training.

Cancelation/Refund Policy: To cancel your registration, please email Julie Brown at [email protected] at least 24-hours prior to the scheduled event to receive a full refund. People who cancel within 24-hours of the event or who fail to attend will not receive a refund.

Grievance Policy: Please submit any grievances to Julie Brown at [email protected]. All grievances with be reviewed and addressed by Dr. Brown.