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In Maximum-retention Training, participants will learn...

  • Fresh, innovative games and activities that will motivate every employee to get involved
  • Motivational “how-to’s” for firing up the desire to learn in every attendee
  • The many ways training can go wrong and how to prepare for them
  • Secrets to creating an environment where learning happens almost effortlessly
  • Proven techniques for capturing the audience’s attention immediately and closing with an unforgettable bang
  • Tools for objectively gauging the effectiveness of training
  • Basic steps in creating training materials that shout “Read me!”
  • How to gain learner buy-in by linking training to the real world
  • How to handle uncooperative participants, interruptions, equipment failures and other challenges without breaking a sweat

Designing and delivering training that employees remember, apply in the workplace and use to improve their performance is one tough job. It requires getting learners tuned in and actively involved—and isn’t that the key component of a successful training program? We know it is—and as an established leader in the training industry, we know what it takes to provide learners with interesting, memorable training that has real staying power. And that’s what this training course is all about.

Participants will gain a clear understanding of the arsenal of tools great trainers use and the know-how to fit them to the learners’ needs. We’ll cover it all—learning objectives, retention, action plans, measurement, tests and evaluation. In fact, we’ll be speaking the language of results-oriented training throughout the session—and so will your employees by the end of the day.

Who will benefit from this training

Supervisors
Managers
Training professionals
Anyone with training responsibilities




    SkillPath Training Information

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    TRAINING AGENDA

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    How people learn and how to accelerate the process

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    • 3 components that must be in place for effective learning to occur
    • Types of adult learning barriers and how to overcome them
    • What motivates adults to learn
    • How to shorten the learning curve … and accelerate skill transfer
    • How to reach a diverse audience of different generations and cultures
    • Analyzing the role memory plays in learning and retention

    Create training that drives retention

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    • Learning styles: Giving each type of learner the unique things they need
    • How appropriate needs analysis can save time and money
    • How not taking the time to write clear learning objectives can cost your organization
    • Traditional learning? Active learning? Expand learning experiences
    • How to design courses with the components proven to increase retention
    • Selecting the best training format: Choices—lots of them!

    Create a learning-friendly environment where everyone succeeds

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    • Know and control the factors that support—and inhibit—learning in the classroom
    • Creating the right learning environment: How temperature, lighting, space and other factors must come together
    • How to decide if and when music will help training
    • Seating arrangements: How to make it easy for participants to stay focused
    • Fresh ideas for keeping the energy flowing—even after lunch

    Anticipate and deal with challenging situations

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    • When participants text and use laptops and cell phones during training … how to handle it
    • What to do when employees bring hostility, anger, fear and other emotions into the classroom
    • Surviving the worst training nightmares—from shouting matches to snoring
    • Finding the patience to deal with complaining, whining and other annoying learner behaviors
    • What to do when equipment fails
    • Tuning in to interruptions, sidebar discussions and other warning signs that can disturb training

    Take training delivery to the next level

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    • Setting high expectations that get learners on board from the start
    • Why do I need this training? Employees want to know!
    • How to build in the practice time learners need to hit the ground running
    • Designing activities that support learning objectives
    • What to know about multimedia before using it
    • Creating instructional materials that DON’T end up in the trash
    • Sure-fire techniques for becoming an inspiring, confident and results-oriented facilitator

    Tools that engage and involve participants (and boost learning and retention)

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    • The power of active learning—and how to leverage it during a training session
    • Selecting and using the right learning tools and technologies
    • Grabber openers guaranteed to get learners to sit up and take notice
    • Getting comfortable with flip charts, white boards and other visual aids
    • How to ramp up learner retention with the potent “pair up” strategy
    • Dependent on one or two games or activities? It’s time to expand!
    • Staying in control during learning activities
    • Why running out of time and skipping the closer is a big, big mistake

    Ensure training transfers to the workplace

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    • Not sure training is sinking in? Use these questioning techniques to find out
    • So many skills, so quickly forgotten … how to conquer the biggest obstacles to the transfer of learning
    • How to not switch off motivation with the wrong kind of feedback
    • 4 personal qualities every trainer serious about retention must master
    • How to turn self-quizzes and planning sheets into the best retention tools
    • How to set learners up for success with a simple action plan
    • What is the key to skill transfer? Focusing efforts on what makes the greatest impact

    Measure the effectiveness of training and justify its cost

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    • Beyond questionnaires … the tricky business of choosing the best evaluation tool
    • A trusted model for measuring training effectiveness
    • The ongoing debate about tests and their role in measuring retention
    • The importance of follow-up and how to do it efficiently and cost-effectively
    • How to track results with action plans—it’s easy and really quite impressive