At Washington Nonprofits, we are really excited to announce our Spring 2018 “Train the Trainer Series,” which starts April 4, 2018. Sessions will be lead by the amazing Guila Muir and Tracy Flynn…. and me, Nancy Bacon. More information is below. Please pass this along to anyone you think would be interested.
Train the Trainer Series
Train the Trainer is designed for consultants and learning staff in the nonprofit and public sector who want to strengthen their training practice. Over the course of three sessions led by adult learning experts, we will cover how to train, tips and tools for increased engagement, and how to know if you made a difference. Since learning happens best when you can reflect on your practice with others, we are offering an option for individualized observation and coaching.
Sign up for individual sessions or the series. (When you take the series, you will get a Washington Nonprofits Train the Trainer Series Certificate at the last class.) By the end, you will have greater knowledge and skill, feel more confident, and be a part of a supportive cohort of people committed to the practice of teaching and learning.
“Never Fail” Course Design with Guila Muir
April 4, 9:00-12:00pm
Build Your Trainer Toolkit with Tracy Flynn
May 2, 9:00-12:00pm
Train to Make a Difference with Tracy Flynn & Nancy Bacon
May 30, 9:00-12:00pm
12th Avenue Arts / Capitol Hill Housing
1620 12th Avenue, Suite 206, Seattle WA 98122
$95/ workshop $280/ series WASHINGTON NONPROFITS MEMBERS
$116/ workshop $349/ series NON-MEMBERS Joining is easy!
April 4, 2018
“NEVER FAIL” COURSE DESIGN
Do you feel overwhelmed while developing a new class or webinar? Does all the content threaten to cover YOU up? Do you simply not know where to begin?
Welcome to Guila Muir’s “Never Fail” Course Design Template. A product of twenty-five years of experimentation and evolution, this template enables you to design active, effective courses that transfer skills into the “real world”. Who knew course design could be so easy?
By the end of this three-hour workshop, you will be able to:
- Describe the nine elements of outcome-focused, activity-driven lesson plan.
- Create the Purpose and Learning Outcomes of a training session that you will present in the near future.
- Explain how you will enable participants to transfer new skills into the “real world”.
NOTE: To participate in this workshop, all participants MUST bring:
- a topic for a training session, workshop, or webinar that you will give soon, or that you have given recently and would like to improve.
- a typical audience you’d present this to.
- the probable length of your training session, workshop, or webinar (PLEASE think of a session that would be at least 45 minutes long).
GUILA MUIR is principal of Guila Muir & Associates, a Seattle-based firm specializing in developing professionals’ facilitation, presentation, and training skills. Since 1993, Guila’s engaging, highly energetic style has transformed businesses and organizations across the United States and in Canada. Her clients include Microsoft, Amazon, and hundreds of state agencies and nonprofit organizations. Guila has also worked as an adjunct professor in Seattle University’s Graduate School of Education. She published “Instructional Design That Soars: Shaping What You Know Into Classes That Inspire” in 2013. Since then, it has become an essential tool to develop and deliver effective courses, training sessions, and Webinars.
May 2, 2018
BUILD YOUR TRAINER TOOLKIT
Strategies to increase meaningful participation, engagement and skill-building with any audience
Are you wondering how to step into a classroom and create a learning community? Do want to add more tools to your toolbox when it comes to increasing participation? Through the course of this session, you will learn the connection between motivation, participation, and a deeper engagement in what you are teaching. You will leave with a lot of ideas for activities you can use in training.
By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
- Name two ways that you can create a strong learning community.
- Demonstrate at least one new engagement strategy
- Describe how to assess and capitalize on the learner’s own motivation
TRACY FLYNN has over 25 years of experience working in education and with nonprofits. She has a broad background in local and national health, welfare, and education institutions. Her mission is to provide training and coaching to build healthy organizations and communities. She has served as a Health Curriculum Specialist with Seattle Public Schools, Training Director with the National CASA Association, and Director of Training with Planned Parenthood of Western Washington. She is currently Regional Consultant with Welcoming Schools and trainer/coach with the Youth Program Quality Improvement Initiative. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at several universities.
May 30, 2018
TRAIN TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
How to use feedback and evaluation to know if your training had an impact
You taught, but did they learn? Are they doing anything differently because of your training? Their success depends on “learning transfer” and whether your lessons transfer into real results. In this session, we will dig deep into the building blocks of “learning transfer” and how to use feedback and evaluation to know what’s different.
By the end of the session, you will be able to:
- Name the elements of learning transfer
- Demonstrate one way to use feedback to see if you are meeting your goals
- Describe how you could use evaluation to keep learning going past the training (and decrease forgetting!) and strengthen how you teach.
NANCY BACON is a teacher and instructional designer who has worked for over 20 years in the nonprofit sector. For the past five years, she has led Washington Nonprofits learning program. She created and led the World Affairs Council’s Global Classroom program, directed an international development NGO in partnership with Afro-Brazilian women in Salvador, Brazil, and taught middle school social studies at the International School Manila. She writes and trains on adult learning through her blog ChunkFlipGuideLaugh.com.