This unique training resource offers trainers, educators, and facilitators a hands–on guide for designing and implementing training workshops and sessions that incorporate concepts learned from research on how the human brain best obtains, retains, and recalls information. By using this proven approach, trainers can create memorable workshops that are dynamic, fun, and effective events.
The author shows how to design, develop, and deliver training from a whole–brain perspective that addresses the three different learning modalities (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic). Trainers can tap into accelerated learning strategies, address needs of different generational and diverse learners, and employ learner–tested techniques by applying key concepts from this book.
This important book covers all the basics including selecting a topic specifically to address audience needs. It provides a step–by–step process for creating an outline, designing, developing, and using brain–friendly support materials, choosing the appropriate location (with the right equipment and furnishings), choosing the best time and date, and offers tips for presenting the content to learners in a creative and professional manner.
Training Workshop Essentials offers brain–based strategies and techniques that go beyond typical training methods. These approaches will reach out and pull learners into the session′s content and allow them to truly experience and retain the information long after the training ends.
List of Figures, Exhibits, and Tables vii
PART 1 Building a Powerful Workshop 11
Chapter 1 Making Learning Effective 13
Chapter 2 Addressing the Needs of Your Learners 55
Chapter 3 Creating a Dynamic Workshop Design 97
PART 2 Focusing on Your Learners 161
Chapter 4 Using Brain–Based Research to Enhance Learning 163
Chapter 5 Engaging Your Learners 211
PART 3 Getting Ready to Train 245
Chapter 6 Looking Like a Consummate Training Professional 247
Chapter 7 Putting Power into Training Aids 283
Chapter 8 Preparing to Share Your Knowledge 319
PART 4 Making the Workshop a Success 355
Chapter 9 Keeping the Learning Going 357
Chapter 10 Ending on a High Note 387
Training Information 443
About the Author 447
Robert W. Lucas is the president of Creative Presentation Resources, a creative training and products company and the founding managing partner for Global Performance Strategies, LLC,an organization specializing in performance–based training and consulting services. He is the author of Creative Learning: Activities and Games That REALLY Engage People, The Creative Training Idea Book, The BIG Book of Flip Charts, and Customer Service Skills for Success.