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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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