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Training Workshop Essentials: Designing, Developing, and Delivering Learning Events that Get Results

Training Workshop Essentials: Designing, Developing, and Delivering Learning Events that Get Results

Robert W. Lucas

ISBN: 978-0-470-38545-6

Jun 2009, Pfeiffer

464 pages

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$64.95

Description

Winner: Gold Axiom Business Book Award in Human Resources, 2010

This unique training resource offers trainers, educators, and facilitators a hands-on guide for designing and implementing training workshops and sessions that incorporate concepts learned from research on how the human brain best obtains, retains, and recalls information. By using this proven approach, trainers can create memorable workshops that are dynamic, fun, and effective events.

The author shows how to design, develop, and deliver training from a whole-brain perspective that addresses the three different learning modalities (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic). Trainers can tap into accelerated learning strategies, address needs of different generational and diverse learners, and employ learner-tested techniques by applying key concepts from this book.

This important book covers all the basics including selecting a topic specifically to address audience needs. It provides a step-by-step process for creating an outline, designing, developing, and using brain-friendly support materials, choosing the appropriate location (with the right equipment and furnishings), choosing the best time and date, and offers tips for presenting the content to learners in a creative and professional manner.

Training Workshop Essentials offers brain-based strategies and techniques that go beyond typical training methods. These approaches will reach out and pull learners into the session's content and allow them to truly experience and retain the information long after the training ends.

List of Figures, Exhibits, and Tables vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

PART 1 Building a Powerful Workshop 11

Chapter 1 Making Learning Effective 13

Chapter 2 Addressing the Needs of Your Learners 55

Chapter 3 Creating a Dynamic Workshop Design 97

PART 2 Focusing on Your Learners 161

Chapter 4 Using Brain-Based Research to Enhance Learning 163

Chapter 5 Engaging Your Learners 211

PART 3 Getting Ready to Train 245

Chapter 6 Looking Like a Consummate Training Professional 247

Chapter 7 Putting Power into Training Aids 283

Chapter 8 Preparing to Share Your Knowledge 319

PART 4 Making the Workshop a Success 355

Chapter 9 Keeping the Learning Going 357

Chapter 10 Ending on a High Note 387

Bibliography 421

Resources 423

Index 431

Training Information 443

About the Author 447