The Not-So-Accidental Trainer

Date(s) - 09/11/2014
All Day








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Many people who train others have never received any formal training or instruction on how to do so. These well-intentioned trainers, flying blind, do their best to put together training sessions, relying solely on instinct and their own past experiences as students to develop their own class materials. That can be good — or not so good.

This class will provide you with not only the conceptual framework but several practical approaches to developing your own in-person classes and workshops. We’ll identify methods of assessing training needs and creating objectives-based class content, explore different learning styles and presentation methods, and discuss how to evaluate the effectiveness of training.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this class, you will be able to:

  • Know several methods of training needs assessment.
  • Understand general characteristics of adult learners.
  • Create and organize objectives-based training session content.
  • Become familiar with training evaluation techniques.
Class Materials:

Originally broadcast March 25, 2013.

Biography ~ Russell Palmer
Russell Palmer is the Supervisor of Professional Development at LYRASIS. He writes, teaches, and speaks on a wide range of topics, including resource sharing, reference and information services, collection development and information literacy. Russell previously worked as Instruction and Outreach Coordinator at Mercer University. Russell has been invited to speak at state, regional, national, and international conferences, including LOEX, LOEX of the West, and the Reference Renaissance. He earned his MLIS at Florida State University, and his AB in English at the University of Georgia.