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The Creative Trainer: Strategies to Make Your Learning Events Sizzle

  • May 23, 2012
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Cornish College of the Arts - 1000 Lenora Street Seattle, WA 98121


  • Early Bird Discount for members - register by April 15th.
  • Early bird discount for non members if registering by April 15th.

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SPECIAL EVENT: The Creative Trainer: Strategies to Make Your Learning Events Sizzle

The human mind is capable of fantastic things. Once new material or skills are learned and the mind is changed, it never goes back to its original shape. The challenge for trainers is to create an environment and deliver information that taps into the full potential of a learner’s brain. This can be done through novelty, change, and many other concepts that brain-based researchers have found enhances the ability to acquire, retain and recall information.

In this program, participants will explore many ideas, concepts and techniques that can be used to enhance virtually any training program or presentation topic. A modified “behavioral modeling” approach will be used to help accomplish this. In using this technique, the facilitator will introduce a concept or technique, demonstrate it, and then discuss the methodology behind it with participants.

This interactive session will allow attendees to explore their creativity and think outside the box related to obtaining and using a variety of props, items, strategies and techniques to enhance learning and add pizzazz to their sessions. During the program, participants will experience a variety of techniques grabbing and holding participants' attention, verifying that that learning is occurring and gaining participant feedback during a session. Additionally, the facilitator will focus on and demonstrate creative methods for using training aids and props to facilitate adult learning.

This workshop will:
 Apply creative concepts experienced to enhance any learning environment.

 Increase creativity in your training programs and presentations that can help induce behavior change and add FUN.

 Identify, make, or obtain inexpensive materials that add spark to your training programs and presentations.

 Increase interaction with participants.

 Review program concepts throughout your sessions in order to get an interim check of learning before the program ends.

 Use a variety of techniques that can add excitement and sizzle to programs.

Costs: $129 ASTDps members, $159 non-members (includes lunch)
Register by April 1st and receive $30 discount for each participant.

ASTD competencies targeted:
*Designing Learning * Improving Human Performance
*Delivering Training

8:45 - 9:00am: Check in/Networking
9:00 - 5:00pm Workshop, includes lunch and breaks

About Bob Lucas: Bob is listed in the Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the South & Southeast. He is also an avid writer and has published and contributed to thirty-two books, including: The Creative Trainer Idea Book; The Big Book of Flip Charts; Energize Your Training; Training Workshop Essentials; Please Every Customer; and Customer Service Skills for Success (5th Ed). Additionally, he has been a contributing author for the Annual: Developing Human Resources series from Pfeiffer & Company since 1992.

Bob was the 1995 and 2011 President of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development and regularly facilitates programs for various local and national groups and organizations, such as ASTD chapters and the ASTD International Conference and Exposition.

Bob holds a BS degree in Law Enforcement from the University of Maryland, an MA degree with a focus in Human Resources Development from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and another M.A. degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University. He was one of the first people in the world to receive the ASTD Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation when the credential was established in 2006.

For more information on Bob Lucas and to see some of his articles on brain-based creative training, please go to: http://www.presentationresources.net/tips_articles.ht



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