HOW TO DESIGN EFFECTIVE TRAINING PROGRAMSTWO DAY WORKSHOP Courtyard by Marriott Springfield6710 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA 221509:30 AM - 5:30 PM each day; registration opens at 9:00 AM each morning If your current or future duties require you to design workshops and seminars, you need these two days of practical learning. Whether you are the department head, senior trainer, course designer or instructor, this material will make your programs more alive and productive.Register Early and SAVE up to $ 200.00!Save up to $200.00 per person with Early Bird Registration. Group discounts available for groups of 3 or more participants from the same organization.The Courtyard by Marriott Springfield has arranged special room rates for The Training Clinic attendees. To get these savings, please call 703-924-7200 and tell reservations that you are calling to take advantage of the special Training Clinic room rate.What You'll LearnSeveral types of needs analysis are developed to help uncover real training needs in the organization. Needs are translated into learning objectives. How to select training methods, craft activities and evaluate training are strong components of this workshop that follows a traditional Instructional Systems Design (ISD) model.Pre-workshop AssignmentParticipants are encouraged to select a course they are designing or redesigning and bring learning objectives, content outline and any materials that have been developed. This course will be used to practice the tools introduced in the course.Workshop ContentReview workshop content and objectivesInventory your design skillsSet personal objectives for this sessionUnit 1: The Design ProcessSort training and non-training issues: Is training the answer?Partner with managementCompare approaches to training designApply adult learning principles and steps to guide designReview the three phases of designUnit 2: Plan for TrainingDefine what training can accomplishAssess training needsEvaluate guideles for developing needs assessment instruments: do's and don'tsAnalyze special assessment issuesSort needs vs. wants using managmeent development analysisDecide what you need to know about learners to be effectiveBreak down a task into teachable partsWrite realistic instructional objectivesBuild a skills inventoryDetermine if prerequisites are necessaryUnit 3: Organize and Plan Materials DevelopmentExamine the anatomy of a moduleSelect appropriate methods based on the learning objectiveIdentify effective technical training methods for recall and applicationSequence methods appropriatelyProvide sufficient practice to change behaviorPace methods to avoid boredomUnit 4: Develop Materials to Meet Instructional ObjectivesCreate 'discovery learning' in your activitiesAdopt, modify or create new learning experiencesExamine tips for writing demonstrations with skill practice, case studies, information searches, interviews, games, role plays, self-assessmentsUse a comprehensive guide to develop activities and exercisesUnit 5: Learner Handout Materials and Lesson PlansIdentify types of handout materialsDetermine how to develop programmed notesUse a fifteen-point checklist to develop complete handoutsCraft effective job aids and checklistsCreate action plans to keep everyone on trackDetermine when to develop three types of lesson plansWrite lesson plans for others to use easilyUse a fifteen-point lesson plan checklistEnsure consistency across sessionsUnit 6: Evaluate the Results of TrainingAssess learner reaction and analyze trendsExamine methods to test for learningDetermine if new skills are used back on the jobUse benefits to show bottom-line resultsMethodology Resource GuideEach participant receives a Methodology Resource Guide that is a template for designing training programs and contains all the tools, templates and checklists from the two day workshop.Workshop ObjectivesBy the end of the workshop, the participant will be able to:Apply a systematic method to easily design a training programDesign a training program to meet the learners' needsDescribe how Performance Analysis can mean the difference between success and failureImprove productivity by knowing when and where training can contributeUse adult learning techniques to improve retention and reduce participant resistanceBuild learner retentionBreak down a task easily to identify prerequisites Easily write realistic training objectives that meet three conditionsSelect the best learning experience to train learnersIdentify how much practice is needed to build a new skillPace methods to maintain high energy and active learning by the participantsHelp learners discover and develop skills through appropriate activities and exercisesCraft effective training materials, exercises and testsUse checklists for lesson plan, handout and test developmentEasily write lesson plans others can useUse four effective evaluation methods and state exactly how each worksUse a unique inventory to select three types of lesson plans correctlyDescribe four effective evaulation methods and exactly how each worksIdentify how to measure bottom-line results of learningWhat Past Participants Say:"One of the only seminars I have attended that has surpassed my expectations.""Presentation of specific techniques that are practical and useful.""Different activites kept interest, excellent variety.""I thought it was great. Very helpful and informative - motivating.""It gave me useful information for training my people."