Category: train the trainer

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To Train or Not To Train, That is the Question

The English poet Shakespeare once said, "To be, or not to be -- that is the question." Given our current state of the economy there are many companies who are now asking...

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Cutting Edge Training and Facilitation Skills: The Adult Learner

The adult learner is in charge of his/her own learning.  The trainer cannot impose or insert learning, but instead must serve as a leader, guide, and catalyst. 1. Adults are motivated to...

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Cutting Edge Skills for Training and Facilitation: Concluding a Workshop or Training Event

Wrapping-up and concluding a workshop or training event can be difficult.  After a day or more of learning, questions, and discussions it is hard to sum things up in just a few...

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Cutting Edge Training and Facilitation Skills: Fidget Toys

Toys, balls, and any other fidget reliever are great training tools.  When participant's hands are busy, it can create a physical, emotional, and intellectual connection with the material they are learning, making...

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Cutting Edge Skills for Training and Facilitation: The Eight Intelligences

Howard Gardner, Harvard professor of education, believes that intelligence is more than what it has generally been defined.  He identifies eight intelligences, each being a different way to solve a problem or...

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Cutting Edge Skills for Training and Facilitation: Colors to Enhance Your Training

Trainers and facilitators often use color to enhance the corporate training experience.  Whether it be PowerPoint slide backgrounds, markers for flipcharts, or bright colored handouts, different colors can elicit different responses in...

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Cutting Edge Skills for Training and Facilitation: Increasing Participantion

There are a number of ways trainers, facilitators, and consultants can increase strategic training participation.  Below are just a few ideas to help you get started. 1. When participants ask you a question,...

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Cutting Edge Skills for Training and Facilitation: Identifying and Handling Resistance

In most organizations and in most situations, people come into a training session to learn, willing and eager.  But sometimes you may encounter resistance from one or more of the participants. Clues...

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Cutting Edge Training and Facilitation Skills: An Introduction

Training and developing others is an important aspect and function of the most successful and competitive organizations.  This series of blogs is designed to provide you with some fundamental information about training...

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Train the Trainer Tips: Learning Lessons from a Ten Year Old

I went back to college as an adult several years after my initial freshman experience after graduating from high school.  I remember feeling nervous as an 18 year-old; but as a thirty-something,...