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Opening a Training Session How to build “instant” rapport with participants, melt resistance, and get buy-in from the beginning Overcoming learning barriers Creative ways to open a training session Setting ground rules and why they are important in participative training Closing a Training Session Common mistakes to avoid Allowing reflection on the content to create a sense of “ownership” Wrap-up techniques and action plans to cement the commitment to continued learning and application If it’s worth learning, it’s worth celebrating— appropriate, memorable ways to conclude a course Managing the Classroom/Training room The number 1 factor affecting learning that most trainers don’t even know about, and how to use it to boost comprehension and retention Directing the group’s focus Helping ALL learners keep up with the pace of classroom instruction Physical & Mental Energizers Use physical and mental energizers to: Recharge a group when the energy is waning Increase alertness and attention Transition to a new topic

Day 3 How To Debrief an Activity Skillfully “draw out” the learning Making the intangible tangible Using a clear-cut model for effective debriefs Questions to use with any group How To Give Feedback/Coaching Making feedback easy using a 5 step process 5 Deadly Mistakes Trainers Should Avoid Understanding what creates a negative training climate and shuts down learning Liven Up Your Training (special bonus section) Learning activities and games you can easily replicate that will motivate learners, boost their energy, and make retention soar Creating an Optimum Training Environment (no matter where you train!) How the environment impacts learning Elements of a positive, stimulating training environment 4 important factors for choosing a room, and what to do when you have no choice Bonus: A handy “Setting the Stage” check list Needs Assessments and Surveys Gathering reliable data 6 assessment methods Writing a needs assessment survey

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Day 4 Crafting Clear Training Objectives Blooms Taxonomy made simple Creating clear behavioral and competency- based training objectives Identifying objective statements under each of the three learning domains (cognitive, affective, psycho-motor) Ensuring module objectives and learning activities are aligned with overall course objectives Instructional Design Strategies & Tools How to plan effective, concise training modules that meet learning objectives The secret unveiled: The 6 phases of Accelerated Learning training—high level overview Instructional Design 101: The basics—street- level view Content versus Process—The Focus/Diffuse principle How to organize and sequence content in a logical, brain-friendly fashion Instructional design planning sheets and reference tools Guidelines for developing relevant learning activities and ensuring participants are involved in their learning How to create compelling, interactive handouts/workbooks Bonus: Our handy Accelerated Learning Course Design check list Participant presentations (time-permitting) Participants will have an opportunity to prepare and deliver one or more presentations and receive personal feedback and coaching from the lead trainer and peers

Day 5 Assessments/Evaluations of Learners How do we know they know? Summative and Formative assessments Developing interim and final evaluations Constructing effective test questions—do’s and don’ts Evaluating the Training Introduction to Kirkpatrick’s 4 levels of learning evaluation Referencing Kirkpatrick’s learning evaluation grid Constructing a simple evaluation tool How to incorporate feedback into future training efforts ERSEA Q&A

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