April 4 - 5, 2013
Fundamentals of Training
Mindy Redburn-Smoak, Lenny Borer, Dan Vetter, Jillian Douglas
All four sessions are geared towards those new in the workplace learning field or for those who need an overview of these topics.
Fundamentals of Training is offered cooperatively by ASTD-Cascadia Chapter and Portland State University (PSU) Continuing Education Department (along with the Graduate School of Education). Each session is 3 hours in length and is facilitated by a highly skilled instructor for that specific session. You must register for all 4 sessions.
Participants may receive 1 hour elective credit from PSU if they elect to pay a small additional fee, take all 4 sessions, and complete a required project. The lead instructor designed for this course will work with any students who take the course for credit. If you are planning on taking the series for credit, please read the information on credit registration at the lower right side of this page.
Needs Assessment (first morning,
8:30 am - Noon)
- Introduce participants to the Training Needs Assessment (TNA) process
- Outline the importance of the TNA in developing training interventions to improve organization performance.
- Participants will engage in activities to share their knowledge in order to understand typical resistance to the needs process and to gain insights on various TNA data collection methods.
Course Design (first afternoon,
1 - 4:30 pm)
- Instructional design models
- Learning objectives
- How to sequence material
- Instructional design issues related to distance learning delivery methods
- Course evaluation principles
- Four levels of training evaluation
Training Methodologies (second morning,
8:30 am - noon)
- Explore the when, why and how of 14 key training methods
- Use Dale's Cone of Experience to increase learning retention
- Utilize a variety of creative approaches to maximize learning
- Match training methods to learning objectives
- Kolb's experiential learning cycle
- Apply advanced facilitation skills (experiential learning) to make learning more engaging
Presentation Skills (second afternoon,
1 - 4:30 pm)
- Assess personal presentation style
- Identify techniques that improve presentation skills
- Working with visuals to increase your effectiveness
- Value of the "change up" approach
- How to elicit participation / interaction
- Effectively handling Q&A
Banfield, The Pet Hospital
Idea Learning Group
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CPLP Recertification Credit
CPLPs earn one recertification point/credit for each hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. The continuing education must address at least one of the 10 Areas of Expertise in the National ASTD Competency Model. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any paperwork required by National ASTD. CPLP Recertification Website.
The Chapter estimates 12 recertification hours for this workshop.
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HRCI Recertification Credit
This program has been approved for 12 general recertification hours toward PHR®, SPHR® and GPHR® recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Please be sure to note the program ID number (available after the program) on your recertification application form.
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
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Alignment with National ASTD's Competency Model™
Areas of Expertise
Areas in BOLD will be addressed in this presentation.
- Performance Improvement
- Instructional Design
- Training Delivery
- Learning Technologies
- Evaluating Learning Impact
- Managing Learning Programs
- Integrated Talent Management
- Knowledge Management
- Change Management