Synopses & Reviews
An amazing reference covering every aspect of leading a trainingprogram or workshop--Bruce Klatt's The Ultimate Training WorkshopHandbook was written for those who want to excel as trainers, and tooffer maximum value both to client/employers and workshopparticipants. Focusing on success in front of the group and based onlatt's 25 years of experience, this comprehensive guide takes youfrom the contracting stage through evaluating results. It shows youprepare yourself and your clients, and how to construct theworkshop. You'll discover how to: contract with clients, participants,and yourself to ensure agreement on purpose and goals; developh-energy, participant-oriented workshops using state-of-the-artmethods, models, and techniques; use natural learning and deeplearning techniques, visual aids, and other important training tools;get workshops started with energy and enthusiasm; lead exercises,simulations, and subgroup activities; use humor; and develop methodsor staying on track or changing the workshop design mid-stream;manage participation problems such as under-, over-, and aggressiveparticipation; reinforce, evaluate, and follow up on training programand workshop success. Whether you're developing a new workshop basedon your special expertise, polishing existing workshop skills, orrecharging years of training experience, this comprehensive, skill-t ip-filled guide delivers not just training theory but techniquesthat work. The Ultimate Training Workshop Handbook is the mostcomplete, thoughtful, and useful manual on training workshops everpublished.
Here is the most comprehensive guide to leading a training session or workshop ever published. This soup-to-nuts" reference answers just about every question a trainer/facilitator might have about leading a successful training program, from motivating participants to measuring the results. Based on 25 years of workshop experience, the book features hundreds of professional tips and tricks, plus reproducible materials to use at every step of the training process.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 580-591) and index.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Yourself Ready - Preparing to Lead: Building a Foundation for Leadership.Learning Habits, and Levels of Knowledge.Part II: Getting Your Clients Ready - Defining Success: Investigating Needs and Planning a Workshop.Planning to Evaluate a Workshop.Contracting Outcomes and Marketing Prior to Start-Up.Part III: Getting the Workshop Ready - Planning to Achieve: Designing a Workshop.Organizing a Workshop.Preparing and Using Visual Aids.Conditions for Workshop Success.Part IV: Getting Underway - Starting-Up a Workshop.First Steps in Starting-Up a Workshop.Contracting Group Process During Start-Up.Part V: Getting It Done - Leading a Workshop.Moving, Adapting and Ending a Workshop.Working with Questions.Involving Motivating, and Maintaining Interest.Presenting, Facilitating, and Leading.Managing Participation in a Workshop.