Mel Silberman is former professor emeritus of adult and organizational development at Temple University, where he received its Great Teacher Award. He is also president of Active Training, Princeton, New Jersey, a consulting firm that provides courses on active training techniques, interpersonal intelligence, and team facilitation. He is the author and editor of over 30 books, including Active Training, The Best of Active Training, and The 60-Minute Active Training Series.
101 Ways to Make Training Activeby Melvin L. Silberman
When it was first published in 1995, Mel Silberman's 101 Ways to Make Training Active became an instant bestseller. Now this revised and updated second edition offers the same dynamic approach and 101 completely new case examples. The examples support each exercise and highlight real-time uses of the highly successful Active Training method. In addition, the book… See more details below
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When it was first published in 1995, Mel Silberman's 101 Ways to Make Training Active became an instant bestseller. Now this revised and updated second edition offers the same dynamic approach and 101 completely new case examples. The examples support each exercise and highlight real-time uses of the highly successful Active Training method. In addition, the book includes 200 training tips that form the nuts-and-bolts of successful active training. These tips incorporated in the book's top ten lists show how to build quality, activity, variety, and direction into your training programs.
For the first time 101 Ways to Make Training Active features a CD-ROM containing all the original "Top Ten Trainers Tips and Techniques" lists for easy reproduction and distribution.
Praise for 101 Ways to Make Training Active
"If you want to shift from lecture-based learning (or lack of it) to participant-centered (with plenty of transfer), then 101 Ways to Make Training Active belongs in your library. Mel never fails to provide practical tools and strategies for making training come alive."
—Bob Pike, chairman and CEO, The Bob Pike Group and author, The Creative Training Techniques Handbook
"I can now retire my beat-up copy of Mel's original 101 Ways to Make Training Active that I have been using the last ten years. The second edition is even more practical. It retains the original brilliance and adds new and powerful activities. I am planning to buy two copies and keep one of them under lock and key."
—Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan, resident mad scientist, The Thiagi Group and author, Design Your Own Games and Activities
"Wow! 101 Ways to Make Training Active has just gotten better! What a great new collection of creative and useful ways to make training active and improve learner retention. I can't wait to try them out."
—Jean Barbazette, president, The Training Clinic and author, Instant Case Studies
"Mel Silberman has done it again! With this second edition, he has polished to perfection his fabulous 101 Ways to Make Training Active. Sparkling with easy-to-read and easy-to-use ideas, this gem of a resource is a must-read for anyone in the training profession. You will use the wealth of material found in this book until its pages are flagged, dog-eared, and worn out."
—Sharon Bowman, author, The Ten-Minute Trainer: 150 Ways to Teach It Quick and Make It Stick
"We all know that learning by doing beats every other instructional method hands down. That's why this book is so important. It's packed with ideas for greatly improving learning effectiveness. A must resource for all trainers."
—Dave Meier, director, The Center for Accelerated Learning and author, The Accelerated Learning Handbook
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