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How to Support Peers Who are New to Training

Posted by James Summers on 4/15/19 8:00 AM

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Being a trainer for the first time can be a bit overwhelming and downright nerve racking. So, what is the key to feeling comfortable in this new role, succeeding in learning and development, and not running for the hills? Keep your nerves in check, know your content and audience, and be organized. Share these tips with any new trainers in your department. They’ll be looking to their fellow trainers for guidance and will be relieved to know they are not alone. Let’s look at each tip in more detail:

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Tags: new trainers

How to Apply the Concepts Behind Common Training Buzzwords

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 4/8/19 8:00 AM

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If you’re like me, perhaps your head is spinning with all the buzzwords that float around our training profession. But, don’t fret. To be an effective trainer for your learners and organization, the main thing is to understand and apply the concepts behind these buzzwords!

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Tags: gamification, microlearning

8 Essential Steps to Open a Meeting or Session

Posted by James Summers on 4/1/19 8:00 AM

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Can you remember the last time you were in a productive meeting, focus group, or facilitated session? One where everyone was engaged, concerns were raised and addressed, and progress was made? Well, you may find it difficult to recall because it is rarely the case. More often than not, sessions drag on and on, with people talking over each other, attitudes clashing, and no clear progress being made. It’s unfortunate, but facilitated sessions are often doomed before they even start.

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Tags: facilitation skills, facilitation

7 Steps to Ensure New Trainers are Successful

Posted by Langevin Team on 3/25/19 8:00 AM

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What do you do when your organization expands the training department to meet the increased training needs of a growing company? Most commonly, the first step is to bring in new employees. Often these new trainers do not have significant experience.

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Tags: instructional techniques, virtual classroom, instructor-led training

5 Ways to Make Learning Easier

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 3/18/19 8:00 AM

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Have you ever applied for a home loan or refinanced your existing home loan? If you have, you know that it can be a long, tedious, and frustrating process. Often there’s too much time spent on the process, an abundance of paperwork to sign, too many fees, and there are too many people involved. By the end of the process, you may even wonder why you bothered in the first place. The process is much too cumbersome. This makes me wonder if anyone in the banking or mortgage business has asked the question, “How can we make this process easier for the customer?” If they did, maybe the entire process would be overhauled and simplified. Granted, they have many legalities that necessitate all the paperwork but, in my mind, everything can be simplified and improved if you put yourself in the shoes of the customer and streamline every step.

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Tags: adult learning principles, instructional techniques, instructor-led training, facilitation

How to Use Interactive Games and Exercises in Training

Posted by James Summers on 3/11/19 8:00 AM

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Learners want training to be fun. It’s as simple as that. To encourage and maintain ideal behaviors, and to ensure a successful transfer of new knowledge and skills, training must be interesting and motivating for learners. Don’t forget, we are often competing with cell phones, social media, emails, and other distractions, so it’s essential to ensure learning is fun.

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Tags: instructional techniques, instructor-led training, games in training

How to Keep Learners Focused During Training

Posted by Beth Brashear on 3/4/19 8:00 AM

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Cell phones. They are everywhere. Nowadays, most people are more engaged with their mobile devices than they are with their surroundings. Whether they are walking, standing in line, in a business meeting, or even worse—your classroom! As instructors, what can we do to prevent our learners from being consumed by their electronic devices during the course? How can we keep learners focused during training?

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Tags: instructional techniques, instructor-led training, facilitation

Virtual Vs. Traditional Classroom Facilitation Part 2

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 2/25/19 8:00 AM

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There are many articles and blogs about how to handle difficult learners in the traditional classroom environment. In fact, I recently posted a blog related to this topic, comparing situations in a traditional classroom to those in a virtual classroom.

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Tags: virtual trainer, virtual classroom, instructor-led training

Virtual Vs. Traditional Classroom Facilitation Part 1

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 2/18/19 8:00 AM

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I deliver training in both virtual classrooms and traditional classrooms and have noticed many differences. Each learning environment creates its own unique behaviors among the participants.

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Tags: instructional techniques, virtual trainer, virtual classroom, facilitation

Virtual Classroom Misconceptions Debunked

Posted by James Summers on 2/11/19 8:00 AM

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Let’s face it, the virtual classroom is a necessary reality at this point, and I completely understand why. There are so many advantages to conducting training in the virtual classroom: saving money for the company, training that takes less time, and reaching learners regardless of distance. Virtual classroom is truly the answer to some of the most common constraints we come across in traditional instructor-led training.

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Tags: virtual trainer, virtual classroom

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