Become a Digital Readiness Trainer

Become a Digital Readiness Trainer 

Join the community across North America supporting small and medium-sized businesses. Through a partnership with Google, IDA will give you the tools needed to lead a series of free workshops designed to help small and medium-sized businesses get found online, reach more customers, sell online and work remotely. Learn how you can directly work with businesses in your district to strengthen their digital safety net. 

Are you a small or medium-sized business? Click here to go directly to the Digital Readiness for Small and Medium-sized Businesses four-part series.

Become a Grow with Google Digital Readiness Trainer in four easy steps:

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Become a Grow with Google Partner

The first step to help businesses in your community is to sign up to become a Grow with Google Partner.

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Take the Digital Readiness Trainer Workshop

Receive free training to become a Digital Readiness Trainer and lead workshops for your community.

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Get Resources for Your District

Access everything needed to facilitate training for businesses in your community.

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Host Your Community Workshops

You’re ready to help the small and medium-sized businesses in your district gain the skills they need to grow and thrive.

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Become a Grow with Google Partner

Become a Grow with Google Partner today. Join a community of trainers in supporting their small and medium-sized businesses by signing up here. If you’re already a Grow with Google Partner, skip this step and sign up for IDA’s next workshop below. Questions? Email us!

Take the Digital Readiness Trainer Workshop

Now is your opportunity to help the small and medium-sized businesses you serve strengthen their digital safety nets. Receive free training to become a Digital Readiness Trainer and lead workshops for your community.

IDA holds Digital Readiness Trainer Workshops monthly during the last week of each month at 11:15 am ET / 8:15 am PT. In order to accommodate our members varying schedules, we will hold these 90-minute trainings on a rotation of Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please note, you only need to take this workshop once to become a Digital Readiness Trainer. Register for the next workshop on Thursday, March 25, 2021 below.  Registration for future dates coming soon.

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Get Resources for Your District

As a Digital Readiness Trainer, you can let your businesses know about the steps to complete each module and to host three live workshops with resources and help from IDA and Grow with Google. You will have access to everything needed to facilitate training for businesses in your community, including: 

    • Presentation materials including videos, slides, and speaker notes that you can use to deliver workshops. 
    • Handouts that you can distribute as a learning tool. 
    • Promotional resources to help spread the word about your workshop. 

Find digital resources and workshop materials by logging into your Grow with Google Partner account. Once you’ve logged into the Grow with Google Partner Community, head to the Resources page and expand the Small Businesses and Startups section. Then click on “Workshop materials” to see a list of topics. Clicking on a topic will lead you to a folder that contains presentation materials. Use the materials to prepare for your workshop. 

Host Your Community Workshops

You’re now ready to offer free Digital Readiness workshops to help the small and medium-sized businesses in your district gain the skills they need to grow and thrive.  Choose a date and time for your workshop and register the event with Grow with Google Partner Community. This video will walk you through the process. Once you’ve hosted your workshop, be sure to update your attendee numbers in the Grow with Google Partner Community (more how-to information here). Check out Google’s Guide to Hosting Workshops for more information. Once your businesses have confirmed they’ve completed the necessary steps (including attending your workshop), you’ll be able to send them their milestone marker via email so they can show off their new skillset! 

Share Resources for IDA’s Digital Readiness Series

If you do not currently have the staffing capacity or time to host your own workshops, click here to learn more about promoting IDA’s monthly Digital Readiness Series for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. Your businesses can still have access to the free trainings and gain the tools needed to thrive.  

ThDigital Readiness Trainer Workshop is open to IDA members in the U.S. and Canada. 

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IDA has partnered with Grow with Google and SCORE for this free digital readiness workshop series designed to help small and medium-sized businesses get found online, reach more customers, sell online, and work remotely.

Grow with Google provides free training, tools, and expertise that help people gain the digital skills they need to find jobs they want, advance their careers, and grow their businesses. Since launching in 2017, Grow with Google programs have trained more than five million Americans. Learn more at grow.google. 

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. SCORE is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals through mentoring and webinars as well as on-demand courses, a library of online resources, and local events.