Designing and Implementing Training Programs for Your Institution: Techniques, Tools, and Tips

(90 minutes) Assessing and identifying organizational training needs from the outset is important for designing and preparing educational materials to achieve the desired learning outcomes. In order to be effective, both training and facilitation take deliberate planning and leader-participant engagement. This webinar will take participants from needs analysis to evaluation and will include a behind-the-scenes look into tips, tools, and techniques used by presenters in order to effectively lead participants through training objectives. These simple techniques will help trainers, speakers, and facilitators approach their next learning session with confidence.

Tricia Callahan, Senior Research Education and Information Officer, Colorado State
Melanie Hebl, Education Coordinator, Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Level: Overview
Prerequisites: None

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Member Price: $99
Non-Member Price: $118

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After participating in this webinar, learners will be able to: 
  1. Follow steps for successfully initiating the creation of a training program for research administrators;
  2. Apply popular instructional design methods to their training programs; and 
  3. Incorporate activities into their training designed to refocus attention and stimulate participation.

Tricia Callahan

Senior Research Education & Information Officer

Colorado State University

Melanie Hebl

Education Coordinator, Research and Sponsored Programs

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

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