Set a Productive Learning Environment: Stop Running the Vacuum!

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Maria
Managing Partner, The Training Clinic
Melissa 2014
Managing Partner, The Training Clinic
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Description

Making learners feel comfortable and welcome from the moment of contact is critical to setting a productive learning environment. No trainer would disagree with this, right? Then WHY are so many of us failing to connect with learners before our sessions or unprepared when learners are entering our classroom - be it physical or virtual? 

When you’re still prepping the room and handling logistics as your learners enter your classroom, it's like inviting guests to a dinner party and answering the door while you're vacuuming the rug or touching up the paint on the wall. Rude, right? Well so is not paying attention to the learners from the moment they sign up to attend.

Join us in this fast moving, hands-on session and learn to:

1. Prepare yourself and your learners BEFORE the learning experience so you can hit the ground running
2. Ensure your “stage” is set for your learners’ arrival and that it communicates the tone you want for your session
3. Engage learners from the start for maximum interaction throughout

Come away with practical and useful checklists, tools, templates and ideas to help you and your learners CONNECT and have a productive session from the get-go!


About Maria Chilcote

Maria Chilcote is Managing Partner of The Training Clinic, a training consulting firm specializing in state-of-the art design, delivery, management and evaluation of training through development and delivery of workshops, certificate programs, on-line courses, publications, training products and job-aids. Since 1977, The Training Clinic has trained over 200,000 people on five continents in train-the-trainer techniques and other topics including interpersonal, sales, management development, communication, administrative and self-management skills workshops.

As a consultant, trainer and designer with over 30 years of experience, Maria specializes in performance consulting, management development, the train-the-trainer process and marketing the training function. Maria has conducted hundreds of workshops for a wide variety of industries including government, retail, manufacturing, hospitality & food service, financial and non-profit. In addition to public and in-house workshops, Maria regularly facilitates webinars, workshops and certificate workshops for Training Magazine and ATD. She is author of many white papers and articles on learning and development best practices. Maria is a very engaging trainer in the classroom, modeling the skills she teaches and blending examples from her breadth of corporate experience with just the right amount of humor!


About Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith is Managing Partner of The Training Clinic, a training consulting firm specializing in state-of-the art design, delivery, management and evaluation of training through development and delivery of workshops, certificate programs, on-line courses, publications, training products and job-aids. Since 1977, The Training Clinic has trained over 200,000 people on five continents in train-the-trainer techniques and other topics including interpersonal, sales, management development, communication, administrative and self-management skills workshops. 

Melissa has extensive preparation in adult learning theory, workshop facilitation and instructional design. Her methodology, which is based on action learning principles, is designed uniquely for each client and is tailored for a specific purpose and output. In addition to public and in-house workshops, Melissa regularly facilitates webinars, workshops and certificate workshops for Training Magazine and ATD. She is co-author of Temperament and Type Dynamics: The Facilitator's Guide, Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types and Teams, and Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types in Organizations and author of many white papers and articles on learning and development best practices. Melissa is a fun, dynamic presenter and course designer who stimulates individual participation, group involvement and learning.


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