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12
JAN
2014

How to Create a Positive Learning Environment to Maximize Learning

You can have the best training material and delivery method, but if I don’t like the training environment or am not motivated to learn; chances are that I will walk out of that training room with very little new knowledge or skill. “Creating a positive learning environment is the key
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12
JAN
2014

Tips for Facilitators

Good facilitators share common characteristics: 1. Be prepared 2. Have clear objectives and goals 3. Clarify meeting expectations 4. Allow participants to learn from one another 5. Expect participants to be engaged 6. Enforce positive and respectful interaction 7. Summarize and clarif
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12
JAN
2014

Facilitating Content Flow

Although there are many ways to introduce content, a typical flow is as follows: · Challenge: This can be in the form of a question, a thought provoking story, an example, a set of facts or statistics, a shared experience, a metaphor, etc. Give enough background to launch a healthy an
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12
JAN
2014

Upfront Tasks

Early in your training session the facilitator must clarify basic housekeeping concerns as identified below. Although they are necessary, you don’t want to burn too much time on these or gobble of prime learning time. 1. Establish ground rules or working agreements so that all partici
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12
JAN
2014

Before the Workshop Begins

Before any kind of workplace learning event, from team meetings to professional development workshops, the facilitator must take care of some basics before it begins: 1. Survey the location before the session to ensure there is adequate lighting, disability access, parking (if the ses
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12
JAN
2014

Three Dimensions of the Facilitator Role

The business facilitator’s role includes three general dimensions: To help the group move toward specified goals or outcomes To initiate, sustain, and assess a group process that is efficient and collaborative To involve all participants and reaffirm their contributions
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12
JAN
2014

Facilitator’s Code

As you build a learning event or a meeting, make sure that it meets “facilitators’ code.” In other words, “How well does your intended approach match with adult learning theory?” As you build your training, assess your approach against the questions that follow: 1. Are you allowing yo
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