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Trainers Institute 2022 Tickets


Sessions:

Ripples of Resilience: Surviving, Reviving, & Thriving in Challenge & Change

Monday, May 2, 2022 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm EST

Presenter: Paul Wesselmann

Session Level: Intermediate

Description:

We’ve been dealing with unprecedented amounts of challenge and change, and we’re not out of the woods yet. This fast-paced session will explore four strategies to keep going and keep growing through all kinds of difficulties. We’ll also cover three questions that will help you move forward faster, and two balancers that will maximize your growth potential.

Notes:

This session will be conducted both virtually and in two face-to-face (F2F) locations (Lexington, Louisville). The F2F sessions are subject to change based on registrant numbers and recommended CDC Covid practices for indoor get togethers. F2F sessions subject to cancellation due to low attendance. If changes occur you will automatically be registered for the virtual session.

Outcomes:

  • Identify and use available learning and growth opportunities that will assist them in leaning into times of difficulty and transition
  • Learn ways to extend compassion, kindness, and generosity to ourselves and others
  • Identify and address opportunities that maximize physical, emotional, and spiritual health while minimizing barriers that keep us from bringing our full and best selves to work and life

Number of Hours: 2

 

 

All Together Now: How to Tackle the Hybrid Learning Space

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST

Presenter: Alicia Benben & Jennifer Pusateri

Session Level: Intermediate

Description:

As organizations begin to return to in-person trainings and workshops, there still may be a need, or desire, from individuals who wish to join online. Delivering instruction both face-to-face and online, sometimes called hybrid, blended, or blended synchronous learning, poses unique challenges for both the trainer and learners. Join University of Kentucky online instructional design consultants, Jennifer Pusateri and Alicia Benben, to discuss approaches to the blended learning environment and how best to connect with learners across various spaces.

Outcomes:

  • Discuss how best to facilitate to a blended audience to promote engagement and interaction.
  • Identify tools and technology that can aid in a smooth learning experience.
  • Introduce strategies for “reading” a hybrid audience.

Number of Hours: 1.5

 

10 Effective Debriefing Tools & Techniques – Strategies for Meaningful Experiences

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm EST

Presenter: Michelle Cummings

Session Level: Intermediate

Description:

Reflection helps learners make connections between their educational experiences and real life, as well as future learning. Creative reflection activities can assist in identifying strengths of the content and delivery in connecting with the learners as well as identify possible areas for improvement. We will learn a series of reflection activities that you can easily use in your programs immediately. Attendees will receive a digital asset package with templates to customize the activities to their own trainings.

Outcomes:

  • Identify 10 simple & effective debriefing techniques from being introduce to innovative processing tools that demonstrate each technique.
  • Examine the value of mixing up processing methods so participants & facilitators do not get stuck in a rut.
  • Create their own debriefing activities.

Number of Hours: 1.5

 

Engagement Strategies to Promote Connection and Mental Wellness

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST

Presenter: Kristen Dahl & Patti Singleton

Session Level: Initial

Description:

Did you know the average person has an attention span of only 7 minutes? Create a welcoming environment for learning and encourage participation by using some simple and effective strategies to keep your audience engaged. In this session, we will share some tools and strategies for helping you engage your audience in creative, interactive ways. We will be using questions, storytelling, and other tools for engagement.

Outcomes:

  • Discuss ways to engage your audience for increased engagement and relationship building.
  • Test out some of our favorite tools and strategies and share your best tips as well.
  • Review ways of mitigating Zoom Fatigue and increase participation in online trainings.

Number of Hours: 1

 

Unlock the next Level of Course Design: An Adventure in Gamification

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:15 am – 12:15 pm EST

Presenter: Tracey Ball

Session Level: Initial

Description:

Gamifying educational content can be a very effective tool for many subjects. This session introduces participants to concepts of gamification, best practices, and how to utilize tools found outside and inside of a learning management system. Examples include free third-party apps, inclusive pedagogy, game-based lessons, and Escape Room modules aimed at enhancing any subject matter. Participants do not need to be advanced course developers to build quality gamified content, and this session is designed to reach all levels of expertise.

Outcomes:

  • Apply gamified design principles to online lessons or assignments.
  • Identify best practices in building gamified activities.

Number of Hours: 1

 

Let’s Get Visual: Using Visual Aids to Plan Training

Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST

Presenter: Dawn Griffin, Julie Halitzka, & Patti Singleton

Session Level: Intermediate

Description:

Throughout this interactive session we will explore various tools you can use to make your trainings more visual. We will learn the basics of brainstorming, mind-mapping, and storyboarding and explore apps that you can use to create future training. Resources will be provided to support your future in person or virtual training.

Outcomes:

  • Identify brainstorming, mindmapping, and storyboarding techniques to use when creating content.
  • List apps for brainstorming, mindmapping, and storyboarding that can be used virtually or in person to plan for training content.

Number of Hours: 1.5

 

Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Early Childhood Staff Training

Thursday, May 5, 2022 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm EST

Presenter: Edward L. Palmer Sr.

Session Level: Intermediate

Description:

Trainers will learn about the presence of racial, ethnic, and equity disparities within the populations served by early childhood programs. This will include the use of research, data, and individual experiences to help minimize the negative impact of bias on disenfranchised populations. In addition, trainers will learn about the importance of incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into their professional development and training toolkits.

Outcomes:

  • Identify the presence of disparity and inequities within the population they serve.
  • Identify the impact of disparate treatment of children as a result of implicit bias.
  • Apply inclusive language for diversity, equity, and inclusive in the training environment.

Number of Hours: 2

 

E.A.T.: Experience-Awareness-Theory for Training Health

Friday, May 6, 2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST

Presenter: Amy Saville

Session Level: Intermediate

Description:

Experience-Awareness-Theory is the foundation on which The Bob Pike Group builds its training, but how exactly can you incorporate experiential learning into your material? In this session, learn a variety of ways to give your participants an experience that opens the door for learning and increases retention of your content.

Outcomes:

  • Unpack the brain science that shows how training design can increase behavior change
  • Discuss why most training presentations are backwards—and what to do instead
  • Discover a repeatable process to structure content in any training setting

Number of Hours: 1

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Sessions:

No More Boring Trainings

Monday, May 3, 2021 9:30 am – 11:05 am EST

Presenter: Erin Fullerman

Session Level: Initial

Description:

Discover how to integrate game elements to any learning program, offline or online, and engage users with fun training that gets the job done. This session will conclude with a 5-minute break and then a 30-minute debrief and action planning session with Training Coach April Brown. In order to receive credit, you must attend the full session.

Outcomes:

  • Evaluate 11 benefits and pitfalls of using games
  • Discuss 6 keys to make sure games add to training without distracting
  • Review 14 fun ways to assess learning or debrief activities

Number of Hours: 1.5


Interactive Cross-Training: Techniques that Work Live and Online

Monday, May 3, 2021 2:30 pm – 4:05 pm EST

Presenter: Erin Fullerman

Session Level: Initial

Description:

Whether your training is F2F or live online, you can create an interactive dynamic that keeps people comin’ back for more. Join Erin and pick up easy techniques to get maximum engagement in any setting. Bob Pike Group clients consistently say our training is fun, even refreshing. Yours can be too! This session will conclude with a 5-minute break and then a 30-minute debrief and action planning session with Training Coach April Brown. In order to receive credit, you must attend the full session.

Outcomes:

  • 5 easy ways to put learners in charge of their training
  • Techniques that enable participants to “do for themselves”

Number of Hours: 1.5


Win Participants Over, Gain Buy-in, and Increase Your Impact with the Power of Your Stories

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Presenter: Raelene Ostberg

Session Level: Intermediate

Description:

Storytelling is a crucial component of connecting with your group and gaining the buy-in needed to facilitate learning and growth in others. Yet it can be tricky to identify which stories will best serve your purpose, when to incorporate the story, and how to tell that story impactfully (both online and in-person). Watch, analyze, and gain knowledge from this engaging live webinar presentation. View video examples of successful speakers telling their stories. Explore specific examples of stories used in the development and delivery of early childhood content. Consider which types of stories might work best for the topic you are passionate about. Identify the why, what, and how of telling your story that will keep participants open to your message and leave your audience with greater understanding and support for the ideas you just delivered.

Outcomes:

  • Identify types of stories that will enhance the delivery of the education you provide
  • Label methods for telling stories during your trainings and coaching (online and in-person), that will increase your impact and gain buy-in from your participants.

Number of Hours: 2


Yeah, But How Do You Do That Online?: Designing Online Professional Development Programs

Friday, May 7, 2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am EST

Presenter: Alicia Benben & Jennifer Pusateri

Session Level: Intermediate

Description:

Are you an experienced trainer who is struggling to adapt your in-person workshop to an online setting? Join University of Kentucky online instructional design consultants, Jennifer Pusateri and Alicia Benben, to discuss approaches and processes for translating your face-to-face content into an online format. In this session, we will explore best practices for engaging adult learners in the online space, discover simple ways to include interactive components in your online training and discuss how to ensure your training program delivers on its promises. Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, we highly recommend that participants use a device that allows for the simultaneous opening of multiple tabs and windows.

Outcomes:

  • Translate in-person training activities to online presentation options.
  • Explore strategies for engaging adult learners in the online space.
  • Utilize adult-learner instructional design principles to plan, organize, and deliver an online workshop.

Number of Hours: 2


Now What? A Conversation on Bias and Impact

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST

Presenter: Colene Elridge

Session Level: Intermediate

Description:

The definition of implicit bias is as follows:
The unconscious attitudes, stereotypes and unintentional actions (positive or negative) towards members of a group merely because of their membership in that group. These associations develop over the course of a lifetime beginning at a very early age through exposure to direct and indirect messages. When people are acting out of their implicit bias, they are not even aware that their actions are biased. In fact, those biases may be in direct conflict with a person’s explicit beliefs and values. That’s what makes it so challenging to see the difference between what you believe and your behavior.
This engaging conversation will review implicit bias, discuss how to become more aware of your own bias, how your bias can impact the work you do, and real and tangible ways to be aware of your bias and remove them. It’s not always an easy conversation, but it is necessary to move forward.

Outcomes:

  • Review of implicit bias and how it impacts our perspective.
  • Understanding of individual roles in creating more inclusive cultures.
  • Create an individual Action Plan to build cultures of inclusions.

Number of Hours: 2


For the Love of Children! Why Adult Development Matters

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am EST

Presenter: Susan MacDonald

Session Level: Intermediate

Description:

You’ve probably experienced this: frustration builds, teacher turnover rises, staff meetings become stagnant, and negativity creeps into the school culture. The solution? Explore new ways to inspire and motivate teachers to engage in their own professional growth. During this powerful presentation, Susan will give you an exclusive peek into her newest book Inspiring Professional Growth, and teach you innovative ways to:

  • Be deliberate and intentional in establishing a growth culture
  • Use strength-based strategies to support ongoing professional growth
  • Build collaboration among even the most challenging individuals and teams
  • Create impactful and achievable goals to facilitate professional accountability and sustainable change

You will leave Susan’s session energized with new strategies, easy to use tips, reflective exercises, and resources to start making the changes necessary to develop programs where children and teachers grow and develop!

Outcomes:

  • Identify three key benefits of utilizing new strategies to support the ongoing professional development of the teachers in their program
  • Enhance their ability to use new strategies to positively influence the growth culture of their organization
  • Develop their capacity to make sustainable changes to their system for supporting the professional growth of teachers

Number of Hours: 2


Remembered, Not Forgotten: Using Brain-Based Teaching Strategies that Ensure Participants Remember What You Teach

Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:30 am – 11:30 am EST

Presenter: Nicki Patton Rowe

Session Level: Intermediate

Description:

Designed for ECE trainers and/or instructors teaching CDA or ECE college courses, this interactive session will explore brain-based instructional strategies that help participants remember what you taught them. New insights into how memories are encoded and retrieved dictate the use of new and modified instructional strategies that lead to better retention and more complex mastery. During this session, participants will:

  1. Learn about and experience instructional strategies that support 3 key memory processes (attention, elaboration, retrieval
  2. Discuss how commonly used training strategies can lead to an illusion of mastery
  3. Describe the importance of effortful retrieval, spaced learning and feedback as well as ways to incorporate these strategies into trainings/courses
  4. Brainstorm ways they can incorporate new strategies into their own trainings/courses

This session includes a 2 hour webinar, and a pre-assignment. In order to receive credit, you must attend the webinar and complete the pre-assignment.

Outcomes:

  • Explain how the brain processes information and constructs knowledge and the implications for instructional design
  • Select instructional strategies that support 3 key memory processes – attention, elaboration and retrieval
  • Describe the importance of effortful retrieval, spaced learning and feedback and ways to incorporate these strategies into trainings/courses

Number of Hours: 3