Designing and Conducting Engagement-Centered Training Certificate

A Series of 3 Online Sessions Starting October, 23, 2020!

Register Early! Course size is limited.

 
Certificate Overview

Certificate Overview

Learning is more than a spectator sport! Participants need to engage to retain your key points. In this certificate program, you'll explore how to design and conduct a presentation that is engagement-centered. Discover why telling doesn't equal learning and covering content doesn’t mean it has been learned. When content is presented in interactive, “caffeinated” ways, listeners become participants, participants become learners, and learners return to work excited and able to implement your ideas. Discover and create simple strategies any presenter, new or seasoned, can do to keep everyone awake and learning throughout a training session. Walk away with an overflowing toolbox of easy-to-use ideas for your virtual or classroom training.

Bonus Items:
You will receive a handbook that includes extensive descriptions of No-Prep Engagement Strategies, Virtual Engagement Strategies, Research-Based Add-Ins, a Presenter’s Checklist and more. In addition, you will receive access to two dozen downloadable slides that can be used and adapted for interactive strategies.

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites. Some knowledge of training design and presentation is helpful but not required.

Who Should Attend:
This certificate program is designed for instructional designers, facilitators, trainers, training managers or anyone who presents information to groups, either in-person or virtually. Ideas will be easily applicable to all who want others to learn and retain their message.

 
 

Instructor

 

Anne M. Beninghof

Consultant and Trainer, Caffeinated Learning; Author, Caffeinated Learning: How to Design and Conduct Rich, Robust Professional Training

Known for her dynamic, interactive training, Anne is an an internationally recognized consultant and trainer who has been called the "Martha Stewart of Presenters" and "Pinterest on legs.". With a background in K-12 Education and a M.S. in Curriculum and Research, Anne is highly knowledgeable about the learning research, engagement-centered training design and inclusive presentation practices. Her unique ideas are creative and yet simple enough for novice or seasoned trainers to add to their repertoire. Anne’s presentations at national conferences are always ranked as “one of the best sessions at the conference,” and her webinars are met with “I didn’t multi-task once!” from grateful participants. Anne blends her expertise in learner engagement with the practical needs of designers and trainers who have limited time. Her creative and quick design method guarantees enough variety to keep participants interested and awake, while learning even the most dry or technical material.

 
Course Objectives

Course Objectives

In this certificate you will learn to:

  • Apply relevant learning science to the design process
  • Use nine “add-ins” or categories of engagement
  • Analyze current approaches for engagement value
  • Map out a session that includes just the right amount and type of engagement opportunities
  • Examine more than two dozen ready-to-use activities
  • Create highly-engaging activities using simple and efficient materials
  • Adapt interactive strategies to succeed in virtual training sessions
  • Apply relevant learning science to the implementation process
  • Manage groups of any size for smooth and successful interactions
  • Support reluctant learners with brain safe structures
  • Integrate purposeful movement and fun at key moments
  • Significantly increase retention of information through proven memory strategies
  • Explore technology tools that will leave your audience buzzing
 
Technical Requirements

Course Materials

You will receive a handbook that includes extensive descriptions of No-Prep Engagement Strategies, Virtual Engagement Strategies, Research-Based Add-Ins, a Presenter’s Checklist and more. In addition, you will receive access to two dozen downloadable slides that can be used and adapted for interactive strategies.

 
Sessions

Sessions

A Series of 3 Sessions

Additional application activities will be assigned between sessions.

Session 1:

  • Two hours of online learning and one hour for self-directed application work. The application period is intended for you to create material based on the topics of that class. You will be required to submit your material to the course instructor for review.
  • Professional Learning Flow
  • Research-Based Add-Ins Overview
  • Introduction of Mapping Process
  • Grabbing and Sustaining Attention – Relevant Research and Strategies
  • Nurturing Brain Safety - Relevant Research and Strategies
  • Tapping into Emotion and Purpose - Relevant Research and Strategies


Session 2:

  • Two hours of online learning and one hour for self-directed application work. The application period is intended for you to create material based on the topics of that class. You will be required to submit your material to the course instructor for review.
  • Sharing application assignment outcomes
  • Activating and Connecting Knowledge - Relevant Research and Strategies
  • Increasing Lively Participation - Relevant Research and Strategies
  • Reviewing and Retaining Information - Relevant Research and Strategies
  • Facilitating Curiosity and Rigorous Thinking - Relevant Research and Strategies


Session 3:

  • Two hours of online learning and one hour for self-directed application work. The application period is intended for you to create material based on the topics of that class. You will be required to submit your material to the course instructor for review.
  • Sharing application assignment outcomes
  • Facilitating Curiosity and Rigorous Thinking - Relevant Research and Strategies
  • Developing Multi-Sensory Experiences - Relevant Research and Strategies
  • Assessing and Providing Feedback - Relevant Research and Strategies
  • Group management ideas to boost successful interactions
  • The final touches for engagement – maxi-mingling, room set up, Q & A, reluctant learners
  • BONUS strategies that utilize three or more add-ins for extra power.


Application Assignment: Create and share four unique, highly-engaging strategies to embed in a training program. Create one complete map of a training session (content of your own choosing), showing where and how the nine add-ins will be incorporated.

 
Course Dates  

Course Dates

Register Early. Course size is limited!


2020 COURSE DATES: 

Session 1:  Friday, October 23, 2020
Session 2:  Friday, October 30, 2020
Session 3:  Friday, November 6, 2020

Each session is 3 hours in length

All sessions start at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (New York time). Here is the time of the sessions listed in various time zones:

9:00 am - 12:00 noon Pacific Time (PT)
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Mountain Time (MT)
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Central Time (CT)
12:00 noon - 3:00 pm Eastern Time (ET)

For times in other cities, visit this link. All sessions are recorded. In order to earn your Certificate of Completion, you must log in for and participate in each live course and successfully complete any homework assignments by specified deadlines. Recordings of sessions are intended for review purposes only.

 

 
Course Rates

Course Rates

Early-Bird Registration 30+ days prior to course start date: $845.00
Registration within 30 days of course start date: $995.00

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For questions on group discounts please go here.

 
Course Equipment

Course Equipment

IMPORTANT - You'll participate in online and collaborative activities in a number of ways, each designed to provide a unique means to interact and learn from experts and colleagues. All course delivery software operates at Internet connection speeds of 56.6 kbps or better, on PC, Mac and Unix platforms. Programs will use teleconferencing or VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol.) The login instructions emailed to you approximately one week prior to the start of the course will outline platform use as well as any headset requirements or suggestions. Each registrant must provide their own laptop or desktop computer in order to fully participate in the course as mobile applications such as Zoom and Adobe Connect have limited feature functionality that may prohibit you from fully experiencing class activities. Please test your login information a minimum of 48 hours in advance on your course start date on the computer you will be using for the course.

 

Certificate
Badge

Certificate of Completion and eBadge

After successfully completing your online certificate program, you will receive a professionally produced Certificate of Completion and an eBadge. eBadges are transforming how your hard-earned achievements are recognized, shared and rewarded. You can showcase eBadges in your email signature or on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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