Objectives for this workshop include:
- Enhance your understanding of learning styles and how to accommodate all four learning styles in the classroom
- Understand the key principles of effective communication in a workshop setting
- Use a variety of training techniques to stimulate participation
- Develop a plan and prepare for an effective training session
- Understand the different levels of evaluation and when to use each
- Understand how and when to add fun and humor to your training session
- Identify advanced interventions for difficult situations
- Practice the skills needed for a team presentation
Preparing to Learn
To begin, participants will explore what they want out of this workshop.
Next, participants will talk about the role of the facilitator and the top skills a trainer needs.
Competencies for Adult Educators
This session will give participants a profile of the gaps between where they are now and where they need to be in order to perform their role efficiently.
Accommodating Learning Preferences
Next, participants will review Kolb’s experiential learning cycle and how it fits in with different learning styles.
Increasing Your Expertise
This session will explore three basic ideas about adults in a learning context. Participants will also look at the workshop from a designer’s perspective.
Using Existing Materials
In this session, participants will learn about using customizable course material to give them a head start, copyright concerns, and how to over-plan to ensure success.
Managing the Stress of Training
During this session, participants will learn ways to manage their stress and that of trainees.
Planning a Workshop
Next, participants will receive a brief introduction to planning and preparing a workshop.
This session will cover some basic kinds of visual aids and encourage participants to determine if, how, and when they want to use each type.
Your Role as an Effective Communicator
During this session, participants will learn how to communicate effectively as a facilitator or trainer.
Questioning as a Training Technique
This session will explain how good questioning skills can make anyone a better trainer.
Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation
Next, participants will explore the four levels of evaluation, including samples for each type. Then, participants will develop their own evaluation for their training session at the end of the workshop.
During this session, participants will explore why on-the-job support is so important after training has taken place, and what they can do to encourage it.
Dealing with Difficult Situations
This session will give participants some tools for dealing with common training problems.
Training in Different Forums
Next, participants will explore some different forums for training, including virtual formats.
Next, participants will talk about co-facilitation.
Training Preparation and Presentations
The bulk of the third day will be spent preparing, presenting, and evaluating team training sessions.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.