HOW TO DESIGN AND PRESENT TECHNICAL TRAINING WITH IMPACT!TWO DAY WORKSHOP The Georgia Society of CPAs3353 Peachtree Road NEAtlanta Financial Center, North Tower, Fourth FloorAtlanta, GA 30326 9 AM - 5 PM each day; registration opens at 8:30 AM each morning A special two-day workshop for those who design and deliver technical training. Essentials of adult learning and how to make training "come to life" in a technical environment are covered. Other topics include the basics of program design and development, climate setting, and techniques to increase participation and facilitate productive discussions. During this highly interactive workshop you teach a five-minute lesson to a partner and get feedback on your natural teaching style. Register Early and Save Up to $200!Save up to $200 per person with Early Bird Registration. Group discounts available for groups of 3 or more participants from the same organization. What You'll LearnElements of our "How to Design Effective Training Programs" and "How to Present Training With Impact!" workshops are combined in a technical setting. This two-day workshop is for the subject matter expert or instructor who develops and/or presents technical training. The content and methods are appropriate for large group instruction as well as on‑the‑job training.
Pre-workshop AssignmentParticipants are encouraged to select a course they are designing or redesigning and bring learning objectives, content outline and any materials that have been developed. This course will be used to practice the tools introduced in the course.
WORKSHOP CONTENT§ Workshop content and objectives§ Set personal objectives for this session§ Training/facilitating vs. presentingUnit 1: Help Adults Learn§ Teach a five-minute lesson to a partner§ Evaluate ten aspects of your instructional style§ Apply twenty adult learning concepts to enhance learningo How to build retentiono Identify three styles of learning§ Relate your training style to adult learners by using five adult learning steps§ Analyze questions to process learning through 5 adult learning stepsUnit 2: Think Like a Course Designer§ Three phases of design and ADDIE§ Six steps to break down a task into its teachable parts§ Why bother with objectives?§ Map instructional objectives to appropriate level of learning§ Select the best assessment method§ Select appropriate learning methods based on the objective§ Use effective technical training methods for recall and application§ Provide sufficient practice to change behavior§ Pace methods to avoid boredom§ Develop activities and exercises that build retentionUnit 3: Facilitation Skills for Trainers§ Butterflies and what to do§ Use effective delivery techniques§ Balance your time between climate setting, content and application§ Getting off to a good start – How to set and reset an adult learning climate§ Session starters to begin well: purpose of session starters, criteria for effective starters, how to select session starters, and examples§ Avoid overuse of lectures with participation techniques§ Increase participation and “discovery” learning§ Use 4 types of questions to facilitate learning and interaction§ Get the right amount of class participation by using six steps to asking better questions § How to conduct effective demonstrations and skill practice§ Deal assertively with difficult learnersUnit 4: Resource Tool Kit and Action Plan§ Special techniques for software demonstrations § Use a lesson plan checklist § Select appropriate visual support§ Do’s and don’ts for new trainersWORKSHOP OBJECTIVES By the end of the workshop, the participant will be able to:1. Use feedback on their natural training style by teaching a lesson to a partner to improve their teaching approach.2. Implement adult learning concepts using four unique process tools.3. Use adult learning techniques to improve retention and reduce learner resistance.4. Involve the learner using a variety of tools and techniques.5. Identify different ways learners prefer to learn and how to adjust the trainer’s teaching style to be successful.6. Identify strengths and weaknesses in the instructor's training style.7. Break down a task easily into its teachable parts.8. Write realistic training objectives that meet three conditions.9. Map learning objectives to the appropriate level of learning.10. Select the best method to train learners.11. Pace methods to maintain high energy and active learning by the participants.12. Practice making training interesting, not boring.13. Identify how much practice is needed to build a new skill. 14. Use 24 pointers to overcome fear of speaking before a group.15. Use a 4-step formula for setting and resetting the learning climate to welcome the learner, provide information about the course, get information about the learner and transition to next topics.16. Create a session starter to meet three criteria.17. Practice 12 "must know" characteristics of participative lecturing.18. Practice ways to get good responses during training in regular and computer lab classroom settings.19. Use 4 basic types of questions appropriately to facilitate discussions.20. Prepare to ask questions using a 6-step system.21. Structure demonstrations to minimize risk 22. Deal with difficult group members effectively. What Past Participants Say:"One of the only seminars I have attended that has surpassed my expectations.""Presentation of specific techniques that are practical and useful.""Different activites kept interest, excellent variety.""I thought it was great. Very helpful and informative - motivating.""It gave me useful information for training my people."
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