Becoming a More Effective Facilitator: Level Up Your Skills to Maximize Learning

Many organizations are tapping the skills of experienced employees to train their peers, but are they providing the skills necessary to make the learning sticky?

New and experienced facilitators alike give this session high marks and value the many takeaways. This session focuses NOT on presentation skills–being the speaker–but on facilitation skills–learner-focused training and interactive meetings.

Participants are empowered to relax into “the more we talk, the less they learn” and discover various ways to engage different learning styles and personalities. Walk away with 20 pages of copyright-free activities that can be woven into any topic, as well as numerous resources and websites loaded with great materials for anyone involved with professional development initiatives!

Participants will explore…

  • Turning boring “here, teach this” curriculum into something interactive and fun
  • A simple 9-step checklist for planning the learning experience
  • Research-based methods that enhance retention
  • Designing a slide deck that invites interaction
  • Innovative uses for flipcharts and whiteboards
  • The appropriate role of fidgets, sticky notes, games and props in training
  • Graphic organizers that motivate learners to capture their ideas
  • Promoting engagement with simple activities that even introverts enjoy
  • Resources and websites loaded with great material for trainers and meeting facilitators