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The session is focused on all those who design training for classroom training, workshops, and seminars. It will also be use for those who also build on-the-job training.

A facilitator guide provides step-by-step instructions for a training including linking them to the other tools and documents the training will be using such as a participant guide or Powerpoints. Some facilitator guides a simple outlines for the trainer while others script almost everything the facilitator will do and say. This session will present what actually works the best. It will also point out the common mistakes designers make that add time and confuse instructors.

A good facilitator guide template eliminates a number of design decisions that simply don't need to be made every time a new piece of training needs to be developed. It also makes it easier for the instructor to pick up and use new facilitator guides as they are developed.

A good facilitator guide template also leads the instructional designer to build training as a series of short learning activities that are interactive and focused instead of hours of lectures and presentations.

Why you should Attend

This session is all about how to make instructor led training repeatable, consistent and effective. Every organization needs to have templates and process for building training deliverables to make sure that there is a consistent appearance for all training and that it can  easily be picked up and used.

There are a lot of different formats organizations use for facilitator guides. However, they are often time consuming to build and difficult for facilitators to use.  Some have to few directions and content while others have way too much. The challenge is to display exactly what the facilitator needs at a quick glance. The ultimate test of a good facilitator guide is to see if the facilitator actively uses it to teach.

Effective facilitator guides need to coordinate what the student sees in a particpicipant guide, Powerpoints, handsouts and video. This needs to be done without excessive crossreferencing.

In the end result, great facilitator guide take less time to develop will improving the classroom experience for students.

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Purpose of a facilitor guide
  • Key elements of a facilitator guide
  • How facilitator guides structure the training design process
  • Coordianting with participant guides, handsouts, Powerpoints and video
  • Teaching others how to facilitator guides

Who Will Benefit

  • Instructional Designers
  • Training Managers
  • Others Who build and Use Training

Speaker Profile

Steven Rosenbaum For more than 30 years, he has led successful Learning Paths initiatives for major corporations in manufacturing, sales, healthcare, customer service, finance, and leadership. He has developed and trained a network of Learning Path consultants and partners in the U.S. And internationally.

As an author, Steve has written 6 books including Learning Paths: Increase profits by reducing the time it takes to get employees up-to-speed, Up to Speed Secrets of Reducing Time to Proficiency, Managing & Measuring Productivity, and Fair Employment Interviewing. He is also a contributor to the Trainer's Portable Mentor and the Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning. He has written more than 100 articles and 400 blog postings on training and development topics.

Steve has also spoken at or keynoted at many leading talent development organization conferences including the Association for Talent Development, Chinese Society of Training and Development, and the International Society for Performance Improvement