i Ravinder Tulsiani | Training EDGE - Instructional Design, Training, Consulting, Learning - Part 4
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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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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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Session Building

As you plan out what you want your participants to do consider the following: 1. Match your content to the needs of the group. It is important to challenge your participants and move toward new learning. Adult learners learn best when the material is thought provoking. 2. Carefully ou
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JAN
2014

Android App

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JAN
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Effective Training Characteristics

What does effective training look like? Below are some characteristics of learning events that have an impact: 1. Research based and rooted in adult learning theory 2. Integrated into the organization’s goals and values 3. Includes a high level of new content 4. The learning has clear
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JAN
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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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JAN
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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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JAN
2014

Facilitator Defined

A facilitator is literally defined as “one who helps others learn or who helps make things easy.” A business facilitator helps participants to collaborate as they explore a topic or issue. The goal is to encourage participants to think productively and ultimately to articulate key ide
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JAN
2014

Training Resources

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