101 More Ways to Make Training Active (Active Training Series)

101 More Ways to Make Training Active (Active Training Series)

By: Carol Auerbach (author), Elaine Biech (author), Mel Silberman (author)Paperback

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Description

Liven up training with new, dynamic strategies for active participation 101 More Ways to Make Training Active brings together a rich, comprehensive collection of training strategies and activities into one easy source. Designed for quick navigation, this useful guide is packed with classroom-ready ideas and twenty "how-to" lists to enliven any learning situation, helping you better engage their trainees and encourage active participation. These techniques are applicable to almost any topic and learning objective, and provide guidance on every aspect of Active Training design and delivery. Each strategy includes recommendations for length of time, number of participants, and other conditional factors, plus a case study that illustrates the strategy in action. Coverage includes topics like communication, change management, coaching, feedback, conflict, diversity, customer service, and more, providing a complete reference for facilitating active training sessions. Active Training requires the participants to do most of the work. They use their brains, and apply what they've learned. The environment is fast-paced, fun, supportive, and personally engaging, and encourages participants to figure things out for themselves. This book contains specific, practical strategies for bringing this environment to any training session. * Learn new strategies for stimulating active discussion * Inspire creativity, innovation, and collaboration * Teach better decision making, leadership, and self-management * Make lectures active to encourage more participation Active training makes training sessions more enjoyable, and as participants invest themselves more heavily into the material, outcomes begin to improve dramatically. This dynamic atmosphere doesn't happen by accident; the activities and the course itself must be designed and delivered in a way that encourages active participation. In 101 More Ways to Make Training Active, you get a toolkit of creative, challenging, and fun ways to make it happen.

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About Author

ELAINE BIECH is a bestselling author and president of ebb associates inc, a strategic implementation, leadership development, and experiential learning consulting firm that helps organizations work through large-scale change.

Contents

Acknowledgments ix Introduction: Getting theMost from This Resource xi 200 TIPS TO MAKE TRAINING ACTIVE AND LEARNING SUCCESSFUL 1 Two Hundred Tips 3 1. Mel s Top 10 Training Tips 5 2. 10 Tips to Open a Learning Session Actively 7 3. 10 Tactics for Relevant Ice Breakers 9 4. 10 Participant Introductions 11 5. 10 Tips to Create an Enticing Learning Environment 13 6. 10 Basics for Active Facilitators 15 7. 10 Tips to Become an Engaging Facilitator 17 8. 10 Tips to Keep Learners Focused 19 9. 10 PresentingMistakes to Avoid and a Bonus: 10 Tactics for Professional Presenters 20 10. 10 FactorsThat Increase Retention 22 11. 10 Storytelling Tips 24 12. 10 Tips to Effectively Launch a Practice Activity 26 13. 10Ways to Encourage Participant Timeliness 27 14. 10 Creative Strategies for Forming Groups 29 15. 10 Options toMotivate Learners 31 16. 10 Quick Recap Strategies 33 17. 10-Step Process to Increase Applicability 34 18. 10 Ideas to Ensure Transferability 35 19. 10Ways to Address Challenging Situations 36 20. 10 Options for Active Closings 39 OPEN EVERY SESSION ACTIVELY 41 Icebreakers and Introductions 43 1. Finding People Alike 44 2. Me in 20Words or Less 46 3. Traffic Lights 50 4. Honoring Experience and Expertise 52 5. We re All in the Same Boat 54 Identifying Participant Expectations 56 6. On Course, of Course 57 7. Ask and Deliver 59 8. Visualizing Success 62 9. Why Are You Here? 64 10. Topic Networking 67 11. Different Question, Same Result 70 DELIVERING ACTIVE LEARNING 73 Connecting Learning to theWorkplace 75 12. Advice Exchange 76 13. Pull Up a Chair 79 Engaging Participants in Learning 81 14. Four Corners 82 15. Create a Timeline 85 16. Make Your Case 87 17. The Power of Demonstration Learning 91 18. Twitter Engagement 94 19. Photo Environment Survey 96 20. Learning at-a-Glance Placemat 98 Enhance Learning with Practice 102 21. Shine a Light onMe! 103 22. Go with the Flow 105 23. Show It Online 108 24. Two NegativesMake a Positive 110 25. Acronym BINGO 113 26. Sequence Is Important 115 Learn with Your Peers 117 27. Four Square and Share 118 28. Rotating Review 121 29. Angles, Tangles, and Dangles 123 30. The Power of Story 125 31. QR Code Query 128 32. Peer Assessment 130 CONTENT TO SUPPORT ACTIVE LEARNING 133 Communication 135 33. Communication Challenges 136 34. Generational Communication Awareness 138 35. Tell It in a Story 140 36. It s In theWords 142 Diversity and Inclusion 144 37. Cultural Limitations in Clay 145 38. Celebrate Differences 148 39. Connecting through Hello 150 Leadership 153 40. Listening to Collaboration 154 41. Focus a Discussion 157 42. Best Boss 160 43. Learning through Dialogue 162 44. Brand Boosters 165 45. Touchpoint 168 Teamwork and Team Building 170 46. Crest of Teams 171 47. Wall of Reality and Greatness 173 48. Hit Your Numbers 175 49. Who s Important? 178 50. Sticking Together 180 51. Team Effectiveness 183 52. Balancing Responsibilities 188 53. Decorate Your Cake and Eat It, Too 190 54. Construct Your Team 193 55. What s Your Story? 196 TOOLS TO FACILITATE ACTIVE LEARNING 201 Energizers 203 56. Guess to the Beat 204 57. Take a Stand 206 58. Why I Like 208 Experiential Learning 210 59. Appreciative Inquiry for a Positive Approach 211 60. Exploring a New Frontier 214 61. Let s Learn by Drawing 216 62. Lunch Bunch 218 63. QR Code Scavenger Hunt 220 64. Tie Your Shoe 223 Feedback 225 65. Presentation Peer Review 226 66. Skills Feedback Rubric 229 Manage a Classroom 232 67. Case Sorter 233 68. Hijacked Presentations 236 69. Our Anthem 239 70. Managing Deep Resistance 241 71. Assigning Groups 245 72. How Not to Do It 248 73. Critical Connections 250 Stimulate Discussion 252 74. What IF? 253 75. Brainstorm Debrief 255 76. QuoteMe 257 77. Put the Idea on Trial 260 CLOSING AND FOLLOW-UP FOR ACTIVE LEARNING 263 Application 265 78. AtWork in the RealWorld 266 79. Instant Editors 268 80. Make It Stick 270 81. Application Action Plan 272 Closing Practice and Review 274 82. Stump the Teams Review 275 83. Traps and Exits 277 84. Summarize It 279 85. Reflection Circles 281 86. A Day in 30Minutes 283 87. Learning Journal 285 88. Reflect,Write, Share 288 Closing Summaries and Evaluation 290 89. Key Points 291 90. Think, Link, and Ink 293 91. Storyboard 295 92. Picture-Perfect Ending 298 93. AMemorable Closing 300 94. An MVP Review and Commitment 302 95. Live Feedback 304 Transfer Learning Actions 306 96. Peer Coaching Circle 307 97. Learning Transfer Support Partners 310 98. Creating Catchphrases 312 99. Send It in a Postcard 314 100. Virtual Book Club 316 101. Developing a Leader Network 317 For free Active Training tips and tools, please visit www.wiley.com/go/activetraining and use the password professional.

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/06/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781118971956
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781118971956
  • weight: 282
  • ISBN10: 1118971957

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