How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

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I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially digital technology and social media related.

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

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I love all aspects instructional design and facilitation , but being a good trainer also means being a good content curator and resource librarian. ” So, I like to share a few of my favorites that I have inspired me in my instructional/training practice.

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How To Incorporate More Movement Into Your Nonprofit Training

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Designing and facilitating training (not matter the topic) is one of my passions and why I blog about it on a regular basis. The photograph above documents a creative stretch break from a recent Leadership Training I designed and co-facilitated at the Americans for the Arts Conference.

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Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially technology related.

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Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

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I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect again on a decade of experience of designing and delivering interactive webinars. In order to do that, you have to think like an instructional designer ! As a webinar designer, what tricks and tips have worked for you?

Active Training: To Get Nonprofit Audiences Engaged, Keep Them Moving

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Then we had a discussion to pull highlight and discover different practices. I used this exercise right after lunch to avoid the after lunch energy drop and use the time for instruction. Energizers are activities designed to awaken a sleeping audience or activate a jaded one.

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SXSW 2013 – Are You A Social Media Nonprofit Manager Looking for Your Peers? #npsmpeer

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I was honored to be involved with the instructional design and delivery of two workshops specifically for nonprofits. I enjoyed designing and facilitating this session because I had five awesome presenters who have a depth of knowledge about the topics we discussed.

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

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They capitalize on our brains’ ability to direct our behavior on autopilot, allowing us to reach our goals even when we are distracted or preoccupied with other things. I’m particularly obsessed with how to design for the modern learning , so stay tuned for more on that.

Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

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The content is important, but it is only half of the instructional design task. The research indicates that the human brain, on average, has the capacity to pay attention for about 10-12 minutes within an hour. Training Design nten peer exchange webinar

DoGoodData Conference: Live Long and Prosper with Data for Good!

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It has been a long time since I’ve attended a conference where great content and instructional design were so well integrated. With a conference so packed with powerful learning, there is the danger of arriving at the closing session with a brain too full to take in any more content and with no time and space to reflection and capture some highlights for learning – it’s all lost.

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The Networked NGO in Pakistan

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This blog post includes some reflections on the instructional design, delivery, and insights that I hope will inform the field building discussion taking place over at the Packard OE Program site. Program Design. 2. Design for Organizational Reluctance.

Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

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Design for Participants To Apply. It’s been great to discuss instructional design with other trainers that Deborah has brought together. Design for Different Levels of Capacity and Skills: Adapt in Real Time. So, you have to design for that. Training Design

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The Networked NGO in India

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This blog post includes some reflections on the instructional design, delivery, and insights that I hope will inform the field building discussion taking place over at the Packard OE Program site. Program Design. Networked Nonprofit Networks Training Design

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ArtsLabSF: Reflections About Social Learning With Social Media

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One thing led to another and I designed a social media lab for arts organizations. Participants design and launch a social media experiment that helps them improve their practice and share learning with one another. Here are some reflections on the instructional design: 1.