Outline for April 9th “train the trainer” session

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Last updated September 27, 2014.

Session Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify training outcomes and link to learner motivation
  2. Support learners before, during and after training
  3. Create effective learning objectives to drive training design
  4. Identify and utilize principles of effective training design for adult learners and learning styles

Pre-Work: Complete Learning Styles Assessment

Participant Materials: Designing Engaging Software Training (ASTD 16 pgs, $20/per participant)

Agenda Section/Sequence

Learning Objective

Learning Style

  • Auditory
  • Kinesthetic
  • Visual
  • Combo

Format

  • Instructor Lecture
  • Instructor Demo
  • Read/review material or job aid
  • Participant Demo
  • Pairs instruct/drive
  • Case Study
  • Application Project
  • Quiz

Time

Elapsed

Welcome

Session Purpose & Agenda

1

Combo

Instructor welcomes/introduces self

Purpose/Agenda/Ground rules/Parking Lot

Participants identify elements of effective or ineffective training, based on their experience.

Participants work in small groups to identify the stakeholder benefits of ILS software implementation.

:35

:35

Setting the Stage for Effective Training

Identify Training Outcomes (Skills/behaviors used)

Create Effective Learning Objectives

Plan for Support

1,2,3

 Combo

In ILS module teams, participants complete Tool:
Analyzing Audience Needs and Motivations Planning Tool

Lecture/discuss: Qualities of Effective Learning Objectives

Application: In ILS Module team create learning objectives

Lecture/Discussion: What activities and which roles have most impact on training application?

Application: Participants identify activities/planning elements to consider in design, delivery and post training to ensure transfer of training.

Job Aid:
Effective Pre/Post Training Support

:50

1:25

Break

Participants identify Learning Style (if not completed)

:10

1:35

Learning Styles, Learning Design and Interactivity

1,2,4

Combo

Lecture/discuss: Principles of Adult Learning

Discuss:  Impact of Learning Styles and Adult Learning Principles on training design

Video: Mel Silberman on Interactivity in Adult Learning Design

Discuss: Interactivity in Technical Training design

Methods for Technical Training Interactivity

Study/Teach Activity:  Use Training Resource Guides/Books, each of three teams becomes “expert” on methods for creating:  Case Studies, Partner Activities and Job Aids.

Job Aid/Tools:
Training Design Template & Training Design Competencies checklist

:60

2:35

Documentation/ Support Material Design

2,4

Combo

Lecture/discussion: What makes support/documentation effective?

Review UChicago examples (Gems, Time)

Explore with group:

  • Training environment
  • Availability of documentation (cloud based?)
  • Kuali resources

:30

3:05

Action Planning & Close

1,2,3

Combo

Review/Identify participant questions/concerns & possible methods to address (i.e. follow-up by Library trainees/Kuali Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), build into Facilitating Effective Training session.)

Discussion: What barriers do you anticipate? How can you use knowledge and tools from today to reduce their impact or eliminate?

Review Bibliography/Resources

Close: Motivation/call to action

Quiz: Knowledge Check

Session Evaluation

:20

3:25