In a couple of weeks, one of the sessions I’m facilitating at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose is called “How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training.” As you can tell from the slide, we have a Harry Potter theme for the session. My colleague Cindy Leonard has used her photoshop magic to help each of the speakers transform into a character.
Here’s the description:
Hands down, this is the most interactive session you will attend at 16NTC! Our session will change the way you design and deliver technology trainings. Whether you are facilitating a session with your board, staff, or hundreds of folks in a room, you’ll find ways to design instructional content that interests, engages, and inspires action.
This is a session where you’ll be an active participant in your learning and will leave ready to apply lots of practical tips and techniques that will give your trainings more impact.
It has been a pleasure to co-design this session with knowledgeable and smart colleagues who are as obsessed with instructional design and interactive exercises as I am. It also has been fun to reflect back on training sessions I’ve designed and facilitated over the past 2 decades as working as trainer in the nonprofit technology area. Over the last few years, I’ve used my blog as a transparent reflection tool. I thought I’d take this opportunity to organize some of those posts into a resource list.
- 8 Tips for Designing Powerful Nonprofit Training Workshops
- Getting Past Resistance
- Co-Designing and Working with Other Facilitators and Trainers
- How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Training
- Flexible Space: Designing for Interaction
- Feng Shui of Good Training
- How To Design To Get Participants To Apply What They Learned
- Why Extreme Content Delivery Does Not Equal Learning
Peer Learning Design
- How To Design Transformative Capacity Building for Nonprofits
- How To Get Started Designing Peer Learning That Works
- Peer Learning As A Prelude to Collective Action
Icebreakers and Closers
- Group Polling Techniques and Tools
- Creating a Network Map
- Icebreakers Tips and Tricks
- The Art of Good Closers
- Incorporating Movement Into Exercises
Why Movement Is the Killer App for Training
- Reflection from #NTC2014 on Instructional Design
Facilitation Methods and Techniques
- Design Thinking As Instructional Technique
- Innovation Facilitation Techniques
- Participatory Facilitation Techniques
- Facilitating With Sticky Notes
- Training in Another Language: Working with Translators and Interpreters
- Bilingual Facilitation Techniques
Train the Trainers Model
If you deliver training to nonprofits, what are your burning questions about design and delivery of interactive training?