When

March 04, 2019  —  May 05, 2019

Location

Online - Course

Contact Hours

8

Description

An agency/industry/department capable of developing and delivering quality training in a consistent fashion increases their chances of educating and influencing.  The training’s intent is to provide learners the tools to properly develop presentations and effectively delivering them, empowering their audience to learn about the subject matter.   A public agency capable of properly training their personnel provides a valuable service to the citizens they support.   This course teaches you to develop instructionally sound learning outcomes, visual aids, exercises, workshops and assessments. The course will also provide you with knowledge and skills to both develop and deliver more effective training.

 

Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Write effective learning outcomes.
  2. Create effective slides for a PowerPoint presentation.
  3. Develop visual aids to support a 15-minute training delivery.
  4. Revise slides to properly communicate messages without distractions.
  5. Demonstrate confidence while facilitating training events.
  6. Demonstrate the proper techniques for facilitation versus instructing.
  7. Demonstrate the proper way to incorporate adult learning principles into training.
  8. Deliver a 15-minute presentation that incorporates learning outcomes, interactive delivery methods, training media and appropriate evaluation methods.
  9. Describe the role of the facilitator and learner in a collaborative learning environment.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to organize a presentation that follows the five components of the Experiential Learning Model, to be reinforced in future training presentations.

Agenda

Week One

  • Topics: Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
    • Getting started
    • New presentation
    • Design templates
    • Slide design
    • Slide layout
    • Adding text to a slide
    • Adding pictures
      • Resizing pictures
    • Adding videos
    • Slide Master
      • Themes
      • Colors
      • Background
    • Wrap-up
  • Assignment: Create a presentation
    • Create your presentation. Create 10 slides for your presentation using the week’s training. Create the Slide Master for your Presentation
    • Note: You may substitute a work product that you alone have created for the assigned homework.
  • Discussion Forum Question(s):
    • Explain what step challenged you the most as you created your presentation?
    • What else are you hoping to learn about creating presentations?
    • Requirements: Post your own response. Post a comment on at least 2 other students’ responses.  (Check back during the week to see how the discussion is unfolding and to find opportunities to add your additional comments.)
  • Assessment:
    • Complete online quiz.

Week Two

  • Topic: Presentation Structure
    • Introduction
    • Rules/Important Details
    • Learning outcomes
    • Agenda
    • Parking lot
    • Modules
    • Content
    • Evaluations
  • Assignment: Improve your presentation
    • Add to your presentation. Create ten new slides or improve existing slides for your presentation using the week’s training.
  • Discussion Forum Question:
    • Explain in your own words the difference between a Learning Outcome and a traditional presentation Objective?
    • Explain how a learning outcome improves the development of your presentation.
    • Requirements: Post your own response. Post a comment on at least 2 other students’ responses.  (Check back during the week to see how the discussion is unfolding and to find opportunities to add your additional comments.)
  • Assessment:
    • Complete online quiz.

Week Three

  • Topic: Best Practices of an Effective Presenter
    • Principles for Success
    • Additional Traits for Success
  • Assignment: Improve your presentation
    • Add to your presentation. Create ten new slides or improve existing slides for your presentation using the week’s training.
  • Discussion Forum Question:
    • Identify the principle(s) that you appreciate most and explain how it makes one a more effective presenter.
    • Requirements: Post your own response. Post a comment on at least 2 other students’ responses.  (Check back during the week to see how the discussion is unfolding and to find opportunities to add your additional comments.)
  • Assessment:
    • Complete online quiz.

Week Four

  • Topic: Five Rules for Creating World Changing Presentations
    • Treat your audience as king
    • Spread ideas and move people
    • Help them see what you are saying
    • Practice design not decoration
    • Cultivate healthy relationships
  • Assignment: Improve your presentation
    • Add to your presentation. Create ten new slides or improve existing slides for your presentation using the week’s training.
  • Discussion Forum Question:
    • Which Rule (s) for “Creating World Changing Presentations” will help you improve your presentation most? Explain your answer.
    • Explain the changes you made to your presentation and explain how they follow the “Five Rules for Creating World Changing Presentations”.
    • Requirements: Post your own response. Post a comment on at least 2 other students’ responses.  (Check back during the week to see how the discussion is unfolding and to find opportunities to add your additional comments.)
  • Assessment:
    • Complete online quiz.

Week Five

  • Topic: Collaborative Learning
    • Collaborative learning environment
    • Role of the facilitator
    • Role of the learner
    • Mismatched subjects (e.g. “The sample and reports” versus “The reports and sample”)
  • Assignment: Improve your presentation
    • Add to your presentation. Create ten new slides or improve existing slides for your presentation using the week’s training.
  • Discussion Forum Question:
    • Answer A or B
      • Explain what attribute about the Collaborative Learning Environment challenges you the most?
      • Explain the challenges you see as a Facilitator and/or Learner in the Collaborative Learning Environment?
    • Explain the changes you made to your presentation and explain how they create a presentation that better follows “Collaborative Learning Environment” tenants.
    • Requirements: Post your own response. Post a comment on at least 2 other students’ responses.  (Check back during the week to see how the discussion is unfolding and to find opportunities to add your additional comments.)
  • Assessment:
    • Complete online quiz.

Week Six

  • Topic: Adult Learning Theory
    • Learners recognize and feel the need to learn
    • Physical comfort, mutual trust and respect, mutual helpfulness, freedom of expression, and acceptance of differences characterized the learning environment
    • Learners perceive the goals of a learning experience to be their own
    • Learners accept a share of the responsibility for planning and operation of a learning experience, and therefore have a feeling of commitment toward it
    • Learners participate actively in the learning process
    • The learning process is related to and makes use of experience of the learners
    • Learners have a sense of progress toward their goals
  • Assignment: Improve your presentation
    • Add to your presentation. Create ten new slides or improve existing slides for your presentation using the week’s training.
  • Discussion Forum Question:
    • Identify the most impactful tenet of “Adult Learning Theory.” Explain why you selected this tenet.
    • Explain the changes you made to your presentation and explain how they create a presentation that better follows “Adult Learning Theory” according to Dr. Knowles.
    • Requirements: Post your own response. Post a comment on at least 2 other students’ responses.  (Check back during the week to see how the discussion is unfolding and to find opportunities to add your additional comments.)
  • Assessment:
    • Complete online quiz.

Week Seven

  • Topic: The Cycle of Learning (Adult Learning Theory)
    • Modes of Learning
      • Acquiring Knowledge
      • Processing Knowledge
    • Learning Style Types
      • Diverging
      • Assimilating
      • Converging
      • Accommodating
    • Assignment: Improve your presentation
      • Add to your presentation. Create ten new slides or improve existing slides for your presentation using the week’s training.
    • Discussion Forum Question:
      • Explain how incorporating the tenets of Dr. Kolb’s “Modes of Learning” into your presentation will improve your effectiveness as a facilitator.
      • Explain the changes you made to your presentation and explain how they create a presentation that incorporates Dr. Kolb’s different modes of learning and/or different learning style types.
      • Requirements: Post your own response. Post a comment on at least 2 other students’ responses.  (Check back during the week to see how the discussion is unfolding and to find opportunities to add your additional comments.)
    • Assessment:
      • Complete online quiz.

Week Eight

  • Topic: Experiential Learning Model
    • Concrete Experience
    • Publish and Process
    • Generalize New Information
    • Develop
    • Apply
  • Assignment: Improve your presentation
    • Add to your presentation. Create ten new slides or improve existing slides for your presentation using the week’s training.
  • Discussion Forum Question:
    • Explain how a Concrete Experience, as described in the Experiential Learning Model, garners interest in the training objective/outcome. (Think about having students install a car seat as a concrete experience for a “Proper Installation of Child Seats” and how that garners interest in the training objective/outcome)
    • Explain the changes you made to your presentation and explain how they create a presentation that incorporates the five steps of the Experiential Learning Model.
    • Requirements: Post your own response. Post a comment on at least 2 other students’ responses.  (Check back during the week to see how the discussion is unfolding and to find opportunities to add your additional comments.)
  • Assessment:
    • Complete online quiz.
  • Class Evaluation
    • Complete class evaluation

Instructor

Walter C. Catlett

Mr. Catlett is a registered engineer responsible for technical training of precast concrete products across the United States. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA.  His training focus remains on educating engineers, contractors/installers and inspectors on proper installation practices that provide strategic opportunities for public agencies. He remains an active member of the Arkansas Transportation Research Advisory Council, Virginia LTAP Advisory Board and a facilitator for several Local Technical Assistance Programs.  Mr. Catlett retired from the military in January of 2018 after completing 30 years of combined service in the United States Marine Corps and U.S. Army Reserve.

Who Should Attend

This training is structured so all skill levels will benefit. Every student will learn effective ways to develop and deliver training using PowerPoint. This training applies to every skill level, whether you are a PowerPoint expert or a beginner. Personnel wanting to learn effective steps to create a PowerPoint presentation; personnel wanting to learn ways to improve their presentations are invited; and/or personnel wanting to learn effective facilitation techniques should register for this training.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $100.00
State/Federal: $150.00
Private Industry: $250.00

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