Conducting Training Workshops: A Crash Course for Beginners / Edition 1

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Everyone can be frightened by the prospect of creating a training workshop. You need to do so much planning, and you scarcely know where to start. Don't worry. This book is the tool you need to start and finish your planning—and to get it done fast.
This book is excellent for "accidental" trainers: individuals who never identified themselves as "trainers," but find that they must share their know-how with others. And even experienced trainers will benefit from Van Kavelaar's back-to-basics approach to workshop planning. Anyone who needs to conduct a workshop—and who wants to spend as little time as possible developing the perfect plan—will find Van Kavelaar's approach refreshing and effective.
You will learn how to take the background of your audience into account, to identify the learning objectives of your audience, and to select which methods and materials are best to convey your message. Furthermore, you will get priceless tips about communicating clearly, asking and answering the right questions, opening and closing the workshop, and establishing a connection with your audience. When you put everything together, you will have a lesson plan. And Van Kavelaar even shows you how to evaluate the effectiveness of training, which is often the trainer's hardest job.
Each chapter begins with a fable. Each fable becomes an illustration of a key component of training workshop success. Van Kavelaar's engaging style moves you quickly through the essentials of workshop design, enabling you effortlessly to assemble a precise, effective plan. Maybe you have never trained before. Maybe you have trained many times before. Maybe you are a manager who must give the subject-matter experts the tools they need to present their knowledge to their coworkers. Anywhere you need a training need Conducting Training Workshops.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787911188
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/18/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.87 (w) x 7.87 (h) x 7.87 (d)

Meet the Author

EILEEN K. VAN KAVELAAR is an education services specialist with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. In that capacity, she manages the educational programs that the Army provides to high schools and colleges within Indiana and Kentucky. She also conducts training for recruiters. Eileen has a doctorate in adult education from Indiana University and currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Table of Contents


Determining the Context of the Training.

Identifying Learning Objectives.

Selecting Instructional Methods and Strategies.

Choosing and Using Training Aids.

Making Explanations Clear.

Asking and Answering Questions.

Polishing Communications Skills.

Enhancing Interpersonal Skills.

Developing a Lesson Plan.

Evaluating Training Effectiveness.


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