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.
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.