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  • Designing a Better Self-Guided Course
    Self-guided courses offer promising outcomes for learners and organizations. But desgining an effective self-guided course can be a challenge if you’ve never done it before. What should be included in a self-guided course? What makes self-guided courses more effective for learners? How do you ensure that learners will actually complete the course? How do you …
  • Goals and Objectives are Essential for any Learning Experience
    Whether you are planning a course, designing a training experience, or creating an entirely new educational program, learning goals and objectives should be your starting place. They are also the language you use to talk about your program, your guideposts along the way, and the standards by which you measure your impact. They are the …
  • Preparing to Present: 5 Things to do before you Lead a Workshop, Meeting, or Presentation
    If you have ten minutes before you are facilitating a meeting or delivering a presentation, reminding yourself of who you want to be as a facilitator is a great way of preparing to present. These ten minutes are not the time to re-train yourself or fix big challenges in your public speaking style. Nor are …
  • Better Breakouts: Add Structure and Purpose to your Breakout Groups to Improve Results
    Improving breakout sessions at meetings is not about doing more or less of them, it is about changing HOW you do them. When most people think about breakout groups in meetings, they think of boring and unproductive conversations that they aren’t very excited to have. Sending people off into smaller groups to talk about something …
  • Using Growth Mindset to Create Better Staff Training Programs
    Are you looking to create better staff training programs that truly encourage growth? When employees believe that they can improve and grow, they are more likely to take on new challenges. They are also more likely to be receptive to feedback. Training programs will be more effective when this type of “growth mindset” is present …