I wanted to create training that is individually and professionally beneficial and can be offered as a standalone workshop or part of a larger bundle, depending on individual and employer need.
Throughout my career as an employment training facilitator, it has always been my practice to ask for input from workshop participants on what makes training ‘enjoyable’. The most common responses are that the training needs to be interactive (sitting and listening is boring), relevant (how will I apply this to my work?), short and to the point (they don’t want learning to remind them of being in school), and to reflect how they learn ( to use a combination of discussion, hands-on, and visuals).
My challenge was to create training that accommodated the adult learner’s needs without compromising anyone’s learning. That’s why I have spent the past few years revising, testing, and editing curriculum to offer training that is relevant, professional, and enjoyable.
My overall goal is to have you thinking a little differently about the topic at hand. You may already have a strong skill set in a certain area. Perhaps you simply want insight so that you can approach your next workday a little differently. Basically, you will be fine-tuning your current skill set.
Work is all about people. Whether you provide a service, product, or positive experience to your workplace, the following curriculum will reinforce your foundation of skills to become a more valued employee.
A typical workshop
A typical workshop consists of starting each session with a grabber question, or short activity to get you thinking about the day’s topic, which is followed by a brief overview of theory to further explain the material on hand. We then delve into the main lesson to reinforce the knowledge gained. The main lesson provides individuals with an opportunity to apply the information learned in a practical, interactive manner that incorporates a variety of learning styles. Finally, we conclude the training with a brief question, comment, or quote to reinforce the subject matter. Workshops range from 90 minutes, to half-day training, to a full-day workshop. Each session also has a Plan B in case a different approach to the topic is preferred.