Cutting Edge Training and Facilitation Skills: The Adult Learner

Category: facilitation skills

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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: Stage Presence and Visual Aids

When training and using visual aids, such as PowerPoint slides, flipcharts, objects, and so forth, it is important to do so in a way that is interesting, rather than distracting.  When you...

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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 training experience.  Whether it be PowerPoint slide backgrounds, markers for flipcharts, or bright colored handouts, different colors can elicit different responses in people. ...

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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 training participation.  Below are just a few ideas to help you get started. 1. When participants ask you a question, ask...

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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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The Plus/Delta of a Plus/Delta

The Tool For organizations, teams, products, and services to be successful in the business world, continuous improvement is necessary. However, far too often organizations fail to achieve the benefits of change because...

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