Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

As a trainer and facilitator who works with nonprofit organizations and staffers, you have to be obsessed with learning theory to design and deliver effective instruction, have productive meetings, or embark on your own self-directed learning path. Internal: These theories take into account our minds and bodies. How people think and process information are one set of theories that include multiple intelligences , learning styles , and constructivism.

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Six Tips for Evaluating Your Nonprofit Training Session

Beth Kanter

I’m co-facilitating a session on Nonprofit Training Design and Delivery with colleagues John Kenyon, Andrea Berry, and Cindy Leonard at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference on Friday March 14th at 10:30 am! Use Learning Theory. I have written a lot about how it is important to understand how the brain works, how people learn by using learning theories to guide the design of your workshops. Learning.

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How to Be a Wizard at Tech Training Design and Delivery

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I was lucky to co-design and facilitate a session on technology training with colleagues John Kenyon, Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen. Cindy and Jeanne wrote this great reflection of what we learned and how we facilitated this very interactive session. The 2016 session took all of the trainers’ lessons learned from the previous session and improved upon the presentation and exercises.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

Designing and delivering a training to a nonprofit audience is not about extreme content delivery or putting together a PowerPoint and answering questions. If you want to get results, you need to think about instructional design and learning theory. And, there is no shortage of learning theories and research. You also need to consider the learning environment, any constraints, the delivery options, and the timeline for the project.

AAM 2010 Recap: Slides, Surprises, and a Banjo

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A few things I learned from the presentations and discussion: Dan shared a useful 4-step mental model for the progression of how institutions move towards participatory engagement. Finally, museums as "facilitators" of visitors' own experiences and interests. Kris talked about brain research related to the potential cognitive and social impacts of participation. Basically, the idea is that most organizations learn in a single loop that connects programs to results.