Program Title / Synopsis:
There’s more to facilitating than knowing your subject matter. You have to know your students and how they learn as adults. You have to understand group dynamics and manage interactions. You have to prepare your material and visual aids, and you have to deliver your sessions in a way that creates profound experiences for your students.
The Train-the-Trainer course is an intensive skill-building experience that teaches attendees how to become better instructors, presenters, facilitators and meeting leaders. Attendees learn the practices, behaviors and tools they need to improve audience participation, buy-in, comprehension, retention and application.
Specifically, attendees learn how to plan and organize their materials, including openers and closers, curriculum “shaping” methods and visual aids. You’ll be exposed to a variety of experiential learning principles that you can use to increase your teaching effectiveness. And you’ll delve into the specifics of the adult learning cycle and different learning styles.
Don’t miss this high pace and interactive class!
Program Learner/Participant Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Understand the adult learning cycle.
Identify and appeal to four learning styles and seven types of “smarts.”
Apply experiential learning principles to make facilitating/training more engaging and effective.
Understand Hierarchical (lecture), Co-operative (activities) and Autonomous (reflection) training modes.
Identify behaviors that contribute to confident presentations/facilitations.
Set the scene using powerful openers and closers.
Effectively deal with difficult audience/team members
Amelia Brown is an award winning speaker , trainer and lean practitioner. As a Performance Excellence Leader at Consumers Energy, Amelia facilitates using Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to help drive change and process improvements throughout the company. A true champion for change & process improvement, Amelia is working towards her certification as a lean facilitator. Additionally, she is a proud appointed member and the historian for the Women’s Advisory Panel (W.A.P.) , an employee resource group at Consumers Energy that focuses on the empowerment of women throughout the company. She is certified as a World Class Speaking Coach,a member of the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International. Amelia graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication.