Training Workshop Essentials: Designing, Developing, and Delivering Learning Events that Get Results / Edition 1

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Overview

This important book offers trainers and effective and efficient approach for designing training workshops and sessions that incorporate concepts from research on how the human brain best obtains, retains and recalls information. Includes information on selecting a topic specifically to address audience needs and provides a step-by-step guidance for creating an effective outline, designing and developing support materials, selecting appropriate location (to include equipment and furnishings), and provide tips for presenting the content to learners in a creative and professional manner. This important book offers trainers and effective and efficient approach for designing training workshops and sessions that incorporate concepts from research on how the human brain best obtains, retains and recalls information. Includes information on selecting a topic specifically to address audience needs and provides a step-by-step guidance for creating an effective outline, designing and developing support materials, selecting appropriate location (to include equipment and furnishings), and provide tips for presenting the content to learners in a creative and professional manner.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470385456
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/2/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 822,800
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert W. Lucas is the president of Creative Presentation Resources, a creative training and products company and the founding managing partner for Global Performance Strategies, LLC,an organization specializing in performance-based training and consulting services. He is the author of Creative Learning: Activities and Games That REALLY Engage People, The Creative Training Idea Book, The BIG Book of Flip Charts, and Customer Service Skills for Success.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Exhibits, and Tables.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART I: BUILDING A POWERFUL WORKSHOP.

Chapter 1: Making Learning Effective.

Chapter 2: Addressing the Needs of Your Learners.

Chapter 3: Creating a Dynamic Workshop Design.

PART II: FOCUSING ON YOUR LEARNERS.

Chapter 4: Using Brain-Based Research to Enhance Learning.

Chapter 5: Engaging Your Learners.

PART III: GETTING READY TO TRAIN.

Chapter 6: Looking Like a Consummate Training Professional.

Chapter 7: Putting Power into Training Aids.

Chapter 8: Preparing to Share Your Knowledge.

PART IV: MAKING THE WORKSHOP A SUCCESS.

Chapter 9: Keeping the Learning Going.

Chapter 10: Ending on a High Note.

Bibliography.

Resources.

Index.

Training Information.

About the Author.

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  • Posted September 11, 2009

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    Planning a workshop? Buy this book.

    I have known Bob Lucas for a number of years and have always been amazed at his ability to distill the complicated down to its essence. In Training Workshop Essentials he's done it again!

    This work focuses on the development of a workshop. It takes you step by step through everything you'll need to consider in designing and delivering an effective workshop. I especially appreciated Bob's discussion of gender brain differences and of generational differences. Not enough attention has been paid to either subject within the context of workshop development. Bob delivers this and more: Multiple Intelligences, brain-based research, learner engagement, facilitator presentation look, training aids, activities, room layout, etc., etc. etc.

    If you are planning on designing, writing, or delivering a training workshop, you should read Training Workshop Essentials.

    One caution - It does not address the business side of setting up and conducting a profitable workshop. That detail is provided in another book, How To Make It Big in the Seminar Business by Paul Karasik. My advice is to buy them both.

    Training Workshop Essentials is on my book shelf. It should be on yours too.

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  • Posted July 19, 2009

    Best book on topic of conducting quality workshops

    This book is the best resource I have found for anyone who wants to learn what it takes to plan, design and deliver a quality training workshop. Bob Lucas has blended his expertise in brain-based learning with the knowledge and skills necessary to put on high quality workshops. Anyone from the beginner to the experienced trainer/facilitator will learn many useful ideas and pointers that will enhance their workshops. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted July 1, 2009

    Great foundation for new trainers, great tips for experienced trainers

    This is an excellent book for all those interested in conducting training workshops to ensure they cover all the bases in designing, developing and delivering the session. The author focuses on applying brain based research to enhance the learning environment resulting in details on the use of music and sound as well as the best color to use for flip charting-all covered in this easy-to-read manual. Extremely comprehensive, excellent checklists and strategies for success make this a terrific source for experienced trainers who will also pick up some great tips and sources for other materials.

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