Train the Trainer
Dads4Kids Train the Trainer Summit
26-28 April 2013
'Gumburu', Paluma, North Queensland
Every man wants to make a difference. Every man wants to leave a legacy
for his family and make the world a better place.
The Dads4Kids Train the Trainer Summit, held on the mountain at Paluma, is
all about helping you to achieve extraordinary results for your children and
make the world a better place, all at the same time.
The Dads4Kids Train the Trainer Summit will help you move from being a good
dad to becoming a great dad, hence the current title of the Dads4Kids
Fatherhood Course – ‘Good to Great’.
Scientific research shows that the best way to learn is to train others. As
you coach and teach others, the principles of fathering excellence become
embedded in your own life.
The Dads4Kids Fatherhood ‘Good to Great’ course is all about learning by
doing. As you train others to do the course you will be committed to do the
very things you are teaching and as you do them, they become part of your
life. Your children are the greatest benefactors of your commitment to
becoming a certified Dads4Kids Trainer. Not only will you embark on the
journey to become a Dads4Kids Master Coach, but you will help change men’s
lives and ultimately give their children a better start in life.
Attending the Dads4Kids Train the Trainer Summit, 26-28 April 2013 at
Paluma, 6 km north of Townsville, will give you official certification by
Dads4Kids as an Associate Trainer and allow you to organise and conduct your
own Dads4Kids 10 week Fatherhood Mentoring Courses called ‘Good to Great’.
For more information check out the
After completing your first 10 week course you will move from Associate
Trainer to Qualified Trainer. Each time you train another group of men and
do extra work to develop yourself as a trainer, and therefore a Dad, you
accrue credit points and after teaching 5 courses become a Master Coach. By
this stage the things you are teaching become part of who you are and you
will have helped hundreds of fathers because of the multiplication effect of
also helping train future trainers. In a relatively short period of time you
will have positively affected thousands of children’s lives and helped
change the nation in the process.
Many men have done theDads4Kids Fatherhood Foundation ‘Good to Great’ Course
and it has radically changed their lives. More importantly doing the 10 week
course has also changed the lives of their children and given them a better
start in life.
The social science research is clear –
Involved, committed and caring fathers help children in the following ways:
Children will do better at school
Children develop higher IQs
Children will develop better social skills
Children will have better physical health
Children will have better mental health
Children will be less likely to be involved in crime
Children will be less likely to take drugs
Children will be less likely to suffer sexual or physical abuse
Children will be less likely to be divorced as adults and suffer family
Children as adults will develop higher levels of wealth
Children will live longer as adults
Children will be happier, more secure and more successful as adults
Speakers & Mentors
The Dads4Kids Train the Trainer Summit at Gumburu in North Queensland
will give you an overview of the Dads4Kids 10 week Fatherhood Course known
as ‘Good to Great’ as well as some keys for success for you as a father.
The Train the Trainer Summit will also give you insights into how to train
and mentor other men to ‘Go for Gold’ for their families.
We have assembled some of the best fatherhood trainers and mentors in the
Dr Allan Meyer – co founder of
Careforce Lifekeys and the creator of the
Valiant Man program. He has also authored and established many
different training courses, manuals and books.
Allan and his wife Helen have been married for 45 years and have
Darren Lewis – founder of Fathering Adventures and a nationally
recognised fatherhood trainer. He has trained under John Eldredge in
Colorado Springs, USA and is a specialist in ‘rites of passage’.
Darren and his wife Melissa have been married for 22 years and have
||Ian Watson - founder
of Shed Happens
and author of
Every Bloke’s a Champion.
The Shed movement that Ian started is currently exploding across
Australia and is one of the most exciting things happening in the
modern men’s movement.
Married to his high school sweetheart Margaret for 46 years, they
have three sons.
||Phil Harback is one of the founders of
Directions Tas and is
a pioneer in the Australian men’s movement. He loves working with
men in small groups and weekend retreats, He is also an expert in
men’s ‘rites of passage’.
Phil has been married to Anne for 37 years and has three adult
||Trevor Suitor is the founder of Men of Integrity and a board
member of the Dads4Kids
Fatherhood Foundation. Also a pioneer in the Australian men’s
movement he has facilitated many of Dr Allan Meyers courses over the
Trevor has been married to Lyn for 41 years and has three adult
||Warwick Marsh is the co founder of the
Foundation and has been working with men for over 30 years. He
has been a recognised national advocate for a Men’s Health Policy
(introduced in 2008) and has held numerous events at Parliament
House, Canberra to advocate for men and fathers. Warwick has been
married to Alison for 37 years and they have five adult children and
Logistics & Details
After completing the weekend Dads4Kids Train the Trainer Summit each
participant will become an Associate Trainer. When they have organised and
trained either a minimum of 4 men or a maximum or 15 men they will progress
a level. Facilitating one course gives the qualification of Qualified
Trainer. Facilitating two courses gives the qualification of Advanced
Trainer, three courses Associate Coach, four courses Qualified Coach and
five courses Master Coach.
Dads4Kids goal is to encourage and sustain best practice coaching in
fathering excellence. This will only come with experience through training
men over successive courses and a strong commitment to personal growth and
development in the long term. The ultimate beneficiaries will be your own
children and the children of the fathers you train.
||6pm Friday 26 April until 2pm Sunday 28 April 2013
||‘Gumburu’ Rain Forest Camp
Short Rd, Paluma, Paluma Ranges, North Queensland 4816
(50 mins north of Townsville)
||All workbooks and reading materials
All meals and morning and afternoon teas
Beds, pillows and linen
||Sleeping bag and blankets, towel and a jumper as the town of
Paluma (whilst in the tropics can be cold at night) is 1,000m above
sea level in the Paluma Ranges.
||THIS COURSE IS FREE
The Dads4Kids Train the Trainer Summit weekend is FREE to 30
approved applicants. The reason this high level fatherhood training
course is free is that Dads4Kids wants to help train and coach the
selected applicants to become trainers for the Dads4Kids Fatherhood
‘Good to Great’ Training Course.
||1. Dads4Kids Train the Trainer Summit with workbook, food and
accommodation paid. Value $1,195 per person
2. Dads4Kids ‘Good to Great’ Fatherhood Course: 10 week course
manual + 10 X DVD video sessions plus Fathering from the Fast Lane
book by Dr Bruce Robinson. Value: $395 per person
3. Ongoing coaching phone support Level One allocation $120 per
4. Plane fare subsidy (if required) of $100 per person for any
flight within Australia to Townsville Airport on presentation of
invoice by email or at the Train the Trainer Summit.
Dads4Kids is looking for men who want to achieve extraordinary results
for their children, grandchildren and in the process help to change the
world. Applicants will be graded and accepted for the Dads4Kids Train the
Trainer Summit on merit in the following areas: passion, knowledge,
experience, connections, partnerships and commitment to running multiple
We encourage prospective applicants to make their application speedily as
there are only 30 places available and places will fill quickly in the
Those who want to make a difference and leave a legacy for their family and
help train other men to do the same should
click here to apply.