Many have taken our Interactive Techniques for Instructor-Led Training Program which focuses specifically on how to use training games and simulations. But we get asked often how we go beyond that and deliver training overall. THE FACILITATIVE TRAINER answers all those questions. It delves into the mechanics of training delivery, explores the what and the why we do what we do in our workshops, and provides you with tons of tools, techniques, and references for making your overall training better.
Broken into five separate, 2.5 hour sessions, each module covers two specific aspects of training. Whether it is how to make everything interactive, or how to debrief more effectively, or how to evaluate training outcomes, this series has it all!
But, it is also highly flexible. You can take one of the modules, two of them, three of them, four, or all five. The choice is all yours. Each session is independent, yet still connects seamlessly to the others. We deliver the series using Zoom, so you can take the courses from the comfort of your own home. Highly interactive- not your grandfather’s webinar, you will experience the same level of interactivity and engagement you always do in our programs.
Who Will Benefit?
Anyone who teaches anything
What Do You Get?
Exclusive access to job aids, reference materials, podcasts, and more related to each session.
Follow-up access to the instructors for coaching on applying the content to your specific role if needed.
A Certificate of Completion from The Thiagi Group.
Two Easy Ways to Register
Click here and register via our online store.
What Does It Cost?
$50 per session
$95 for two sessions
$135 for three sessions
$170 for four sessions
$200 for all five sessions
All sessions are from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
October 9, 2019: SESSION ONE: Facilitating Training Activities, Part I
October 16, 2019: SESSION TWO: Facilitating Training Activities, Part II
October 23, 2019: SESSION THREE: Evaluating Training Outcomes
October 30, 2019: SESSION FOUR: Modifying Activities to Suit Local Challenges
November 6, 2019: SESSION FIVE: The Motivated Learner
Your home. Your office. Your computer. Or, your iPad or Phone. Each session will be delivered synchronously, live. You will need video capability on your device, good wifi, and a comfy chair.
SESSION ONE: FACILITATING TRAINING ACTIVITIES, PART I (October 9, 2019)
This opening session shares our fundamental training principle that everything should be taught via activities. We provide you with the rationale, and you will experience how different objectives can be more effectively met via games, simulations, and other interactive techniques. You will learn to:
Make everything interactive
Overcome your facilitative phobias
Manage disruptive participants (particularly those from hell!)
SESSION TWO: FACILITATING TRAINING ACTIVITIES, PART II (October 16, 2019)
Continuing with the basics, we now tackle some of the core skills for effective facilitation, such as debriefing and modifying on the fly. Essentially, how to make the program specific to the needs of your participants. You will learn to:
Effectively debrief using six types of questions
Also, when and why to debrief
When not to debrief
Identify and adjust your modules, content, activities, debriefs, logistical decisions, and more based on specific needs of the participants.
SESSION THREE: EVALUATING TRAINING ACTIVITIES (October 23, 2019)
How do you know whether your course was effective? How do you know whether the individual activities you used were appropriate and worked? This module gets at measuring whether what you did actually worked. You will learn to:
Set proper training goals
Determine the best level of measurement to meet your business outcomes
Assess your activities indeed align to your training outcomes
Assess your overall program efficacy
SESSION FOUR: MODIFYING ACTIVITIES TO SUIT LOCAL CHALLENGES (October 30, 2019)
Logistics, politics, mandates, and other factors that influence, structure, and undermine your training. Too often we are given mandates from stakeholders that dictate how are training should be designed and delivered before we have even taken or applied good learning principles in the first place. This session focuses on managing those external factors so you can mitigate them and ensure you can still achieve your desired learning objectives. You will learn to:
Manage stakeholder politics and expectations
Adjust to duration mandates, room constraints, external pulls on participants, and other extraneous factors
Modify your activities to suit all of the above challenges
SESSION FIVE: THE MOTIVATED LEARNER (November 6, 2019)
As a trainer, how can you create a more intrinsically motivating learning environment? Heck, what do you do from a motivational perspective when participants attend your mandated compliance program and let you know how miserable they are to be there? Or, they are so overwhelmed with other work requirements they have a difficult time focusing on your course? While you can’t directly motivate your learners, you can affect the environment they enter. The session provides you with several strategies for doing so. You will learn to:
Recognize the three basic factors (psychological needs) that can support learning or undermine it if they are not met
Provide structure and activities that challenge, rather than bore or frustrate
Explore ways to enhance purpose and meaning for the participants to attend and participate in your program
Engage and involve participants in their own learning using activities that are relevant to their work.
Identify the factors that can undermine classroom and individual motivation and how to mitigate them
This Workshop Is Designed and Delivered by Thiagi and Matt.
Thiagi (aka Dr. Sivasailam Thiagarajan) has been designing and delivering training for the past 40 years since the early days of programmed instruction. He has also written over 50 books on the subject.
Matt (President of The Thiagi Group) was trained by Thiagi over 20 years ago and has been designing and working with him ever since. International authorities on performance improvement, they have produced award-winning training materials for various corporations and nonprofit organizations around the world.
Specializing in interactive techniques for training, management, and leadership, they have designed hundreds of training activities, keynoted at several training conferences, and conducted training workshops around the world.