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Dawn Lang

Hello from sunny Orlando, Florida! I’m Dawn Lang. I grew up in the Midwest (Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska) and raised my two daughters in Colorado. My passion for teaching started in third grade and I’ve never looked back!
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3 Ways to Reinforce Training: What’s in it for Me?

Posted by Dawn Lang on 6/12/17 8:00 AM

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“What’s in it for me?” (WIIFM) is the leading motivator for most human activity and can hold unexpected gifts. Specifically, in the training field, it’s important that your learners know the benefit to them for attending training. Answering this question at the start, and throughout your sessions, will keep your participants interested, involved, and engaged.

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3 Phases of Award-Winning Instructor-Led Classroom Training

Posted by Dawn Lang on 4/10/17 8:00 AM

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I recently attended a Broadway musical that relied heavily on audience participation. It was such an interactive and engaging experience, that I’ll never forget it! It got me thinking about how audience engagement is a key element for both playwrights and instructional designers.

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The 5 “W’s” of Using Review Techniques in Training

Posted by Dawn Lang on 2/13/17 8:08 AM

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As a Langevin Course Leader, I want all our workshop participants to get the most out of the training they attend with us. That’s why using creative and memorable review activities during the courses we teach, is so essential! These activities help learners store and retrieve information, especially after they leave the training session.

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8 Instructional Techniques for Remembering Participant’s Names

Posted by Dawn Lang on 12/5/16 8:00 AM

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I work in the field of training and development and have met many course leaders and trainers who have shared with me that they’ve had trouble remembering the names of the participant’s in their training sessions. As a training professional, it’s something I’ve struggled with as well!

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5 Instructional Techniques for Successfully Delivering a New Course

Posted by Dawn Lang on 10/17/16 8:00 AM

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As a relatively new Langevin Course Leader, I facilitate new courses frequently. After I teach a course for the first time, I like to reflect on the instructional techniques I used that made it successful. Here are some of my favorite success tips for delivering a course for the first time.

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