Training and development
Explore the use of free technologies like blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter, and online groups to help build communication, increase participation, and enhance transfer of training to the job.
We'll both define and demystify each tool. You will get ideas for applying low-cost collaboration strategies to your own training programs—both classroom and online!
You have heard the buzz about Blended Learning, but have you tried to make it work in your organization? If 2014 is the year that you need to implement a Virtual Blended Learning Solution, you can relax. Early adopters have helped to establish best practices, and you can take advantage of them.
This session will help get you started by introducing best practices for designing a Virtual Blended Learning solution. You will leave with strategies to plan for what needs to get done and what resources are required.
Professional leadership coaching is becoming increasingly familiar to—if not yet commonly used in—the nonprofit sector. While some very small organizations may indeed not be able to afford leadership coaching, many more nonprofits may decline to use coaching mainly out of uncertainty about whether coaching is really an investment that meets their needs.
This webinar answers such questions as: What is coaching, particularly leadership coaching, really like? How exactly does it benefit the client? When is coaching an effective approach to enhancing leadership capabilities? What criteria should we look for in a coach? How do we ensure our organization gets the maximum benefit from leadership coaching?
We all like a good story, right? Well, your brain likes a good story too. Research has shown that our brains wilt faster than a hot lettuce leaf when presented with a bunch of slides containing bullet points. (You probably already suspected that on some level, but as it turns out it really is true!) The language processing part of our brains is the only part that is active when we are experiencing death by PowerPoint.
It’s tough to learn with a wilted brain.
On the other hand, when we are listening to a story our brains light up like a pinball machine. Our brains are not just sitting there decoding language, but instead are fully engaged and experiencing the events of the story. This is what makes storytelling such a great learning tool. Come find out how you can use storytelling in all of your classes whether they're virtual, face-to-face or computer-based!
Virtual training opens doors, but for your learners to be successful, you must first overcome the anonymity of the online classroom with truly engaging presentation techniques.
Register for this 2-part webinar series with Cindy Huggett, author and CPLP, to learn how to design and deliver an effective, world-class virtual training program.
- choosing your subject focus
- structuring your webinar
- keeping your attendees interested
This session takes the success of Hollywood movies and incorporates them into the design and delivery of online training. Join this one hour interactive session and learn how to take lessons learned from Hollywood by looking into the actors, the story line, sound effects and scenery and comparing them to how we deliver and design traditional online training.
In this session you will learn specifics around the following:
- Tips and tricks when using the web cam and how to make your online presence stand out.
- How your voice plays a big role in your online presence. What you say and how you say it makes a big difference.
- Designing your class like a three-act structured movie cliff hanger.
- Delivery and design tips and tricks for a culturally diverse class.
- Adding sound and effective visuals to grab attention.
Effective e-learning involves much more than just putting PowerPoint shows on the Web. In this session we'll explore solid ideas for transforming bullet-based content into compelling, engaging, interactive online learning programs. See the possibilities for putting simple PowerPoint based e-learning to a level on par with programs created with long-learning-curve higher-end products, custom art, and approaches dependent on programming expertise. Audience: Trainers and instructional designers.
Virtual classroom technology (ILinc, Adobe Connect, WebEx, Elluminate, etc.) provides a wonderful live, real-time bridge between the traditional classroom and the learner. But it isn't "just like" the traditional classroom, and in the wrong hands can be deadly dull. In this session we'll learn to read virtual "body language" , look at ways to increase interactivity and engagement, utilize games and activities, and create visuals that support learning.
Trainers and instructional designers know that much instruction simply places too many demands on learners in terms of volume, clarity, and memory.
This session provides an overview of cognitive load considerations in instructional design. Particular emphasis is placed on how information can be presented in such a way as to avoid overloading the recipient's ability to receive, process, and understand the information (i.e., their "brain bandwidth").