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Train the trainer

by Creation Museum on October 20, 2006

In mid-August, ten AiG staff members became “trainers-in-training.” Kathy, Karla, Mary, Ted, David, Kirk, Sam, John, Andy, and Darryl completed two days of instruction and practice led by Krish Dhanam, of Ziglar, Inc. These individuals will be instrumental in the extensive museum staff training program that will take place next spring. The training was held in the Morris and Whitcomb Room, located on the lower level of the Creation Museum facility. It was a great reminder of the wonderful facilities—and the capable staff—with which we have been blessed!

Similarly, the life-story of our trainer was a reminder of the amazing things God can accomplish through ordinary people. Growing up poor in southeast India, Krish Dhanam dreamed of immigrating to America. In 1986 he arrived in New York City with nine dollars in his pocket. Today he is Vice President of Training for Ziglar Training Worldwide, and Director of International Operations for Ziglar Training Systems. Krish comes into contact with many thousands of people around the world. Accordingly, God enables him to have a tremendous impact as a Christian witness.

While the sessions were enjoyable, the training was certainly not a time of rest and relaxation. Active participation was mandatory. There was even homework the first night—preparation for the second day, when each participant conducted an assigned portion of the training. This was in front of the rest of the group, and a video camera!

Mr. Dhanam challenged the group with plenty of food for thought. For example, “Plan with attitude, prepare with aptitude, participate with servitude, receive with gratitude—and that should be enough to separate you from the multitudes.” However, Krish proved to be more than just a great speaker and expert trainer. His sharp professional skills, moving anecdotes and great sense of humor were surpassed only by his personal testimony and passionate relationship with Jesus Christ.

Thanks again for joining us. We appreciate all of your prayers and support for the museum.