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.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

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I’ve had the honor of facilitating an online peer learning exchange of Knight Grantees that are hosting Giving Days, applying and iterating on the Giving Day Playbook since 2013. In order to do that, you have to think like an instructional designer ! Learning Training Design

Nonprofit Focused Workshops at SXSW Interactive Festival: Join Us!

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The annual SXSW Interactive Festival is a geek home coming for those who work on the web, social media, and gaming. I’m honored to be involved with the instructional design and delivery of two workshops specifically for nonprofits.

How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training: NTC 2016 Session

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In a couple of weeks, one of the sessions I’m facilitating at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose is called “ How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training.” Here’s the description: Hands down, this is the most interactive session you will attend at 16NTC!

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Trainer’s Notebook: The Feng Shui of Good Teaching and Learning

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All of my work these days is focused on designing and delivering effective training for nonprofits -primarily on the topics of social media, strategy, networks, and measurement. Certain room set ups encourage interaction between the participants and the workshop leader, others do not.

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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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Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

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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 technology related.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Using Posters To Spark Learning

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Before I get to the topic of using posters to make your workshops or meeting more interactive (and fun), I want to wish you a Happy International Women’s Day! To make the workshop interactive, I spent a brief amount of time presenting the what, why, how, and examples of target audiences.

Designing Transformative Communications Capacity Building Programs for Nonprofits

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Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

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Classroom style with desks puts a barrier between the students and the instruction, especially when people are using laptops or tablets to take notes. If you are trying to do an interactive lecture, it stops group interaction. Training Design

Experiential Leadership Development

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More recently, with support from the Packard Foundation, I’ve been working on an Emerging Leadership Development project with Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies. We co-authored the “ Emerging Leaders Playbook ,” and I designed and facilitated a peer learning project.

Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills

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For the past few months, I’ve been facilitating a Nonprofit Emerging Leaders online peer learning project with Third Plateau Impact Strategies. Pay close attention to interactions with other people. Intentional Silence: Leaving space for quiet, an essential facilitation skill.

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The Disruptive Approach to the Learning Industry

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It seems that Training personnel are always focused on new and innovative teachings, and designers are obsessed with developing an open platform that can accommodate all these visionary changes that we as learning professionals would wish to implement.

Trainer’s Notebook: Integrating Thinking and Feedback Activities

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As a trainer and subject matter expert, I fight a big battle when designing a workshop. Balancing the amount of content delivery with exercises and right sizing given the available time for the workshop. I thought the most helpful synthesis task would be a “design rationale.”

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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.

Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

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The content is important, but it is only half of the instructional design task. His research shows that professional development learning experiences need to be as interactive as possible to boost retention. Training Design nten peer exchange webinar

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My Themes for 2013

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I’m writing this post from Tunisia.

Learn You Will: #14ntc Nonprofit Tech Training Session Reflection and Resources

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Earlier this month, I presented on a panel called “ Learn, You Will ” with Cindy Leonard, John Kenyon, and Andrea Berry on the topic of designing effective nonprofit technology training at the Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN. Interactive Training Engages.

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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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E-Mediat: Reflections from the Conference in Fez, Morocco

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The conference in Morocco was a “tri-lingual event” and was translated into French, English, and Arabic, although the content and instructional design were identical to the event in Jordan. 1. Facilitating Tri-Lingual Events: Not Lost in Translation.

How To Get Engagement in Your Online Education

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It’s becoming essential that online learning opportunities, like face-to-face opportunities, include audience interaction. Yet I still see mostly lecture-driven presentations in which the only interaction is scheduled question-and-answer breaks.

Reflections from Arts Leaders Workshop: Resilient Leaders from the Inside/Out

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Earlier this month I was in Boston for the annual convention for Americans for the Arts where I facilitated a leadership development pre-conference workshop, “Impact without Burnout: Resilient Arts Leaders from the Inside/Out.”

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

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I also was honored to facilitate a reflection exercise as part of the closing plenary session with data for good rock stars Bob Filbin, Jeffrey Blandt, and Jake Porway. Andrew served as the curator and host of the event, meticulously and brilliantly weaving together two days of plenary and break out sessions that well crafted and delivered by high quality speakers and facilitators.

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Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

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Last week I was in Chicago to facilitate a session as part of Knight Digital Media Center’s Digital Strategy for Community Foundations and Nonprofits workshop. Instructional Design Notes. Mobile Organizational Culture social media policy Training Design

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

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Last week was a busy week, after keynoting the Nonprofit Solutions Conference in Kansas City , I facilitated a one-day workshop for the Center for Nonprofits on developing and measuring a sustainable integrated social media strategy. Design for Participants To Apply. Training Design

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Using Peer Learning Strategies To Build A Network

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This peer learning exchange is designed to help state-based groups to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children. As with all the capacity building projects that I’ve designed, it is based on a framework and theory of change. Training Design.

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

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It marked the start of a six month peer learning exchange where I, along with colleague Stephanie Rudat will work remotely with grantees as they implement an action learning project to put techniques into practice and facilitate organizational change from the inside out. Program Design.

Guest Post: Using Participation to Solve a Design Problem at the Carnegie Museum of Art

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This is a perfect example of a museum using participation as a design solution. We wondered how to bring their reactions of the artworks from the gallery to the activity space in the lobby, and offer visitors some control over their interactions with the artworks.

How To Make A Back Channel Light Up Like Clark Griswald's House

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I've been experimenting with integrating social media into instruction for the past five years, so the webinar was a great opportunity to reflect on practice. I covered these three topics: Why: Social media integrated into instruction - Pass or Fail? I think you can design around it.

Social Media Trainings: How do you use pre-workshop data about your participants effectively to shape effective instruction?

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I have a chance to reflect now on the data I've collected and think about the instructional design. This is a short workshop and will be mostly delivered as an interactive lecture/demo style - with audience interaction.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

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For the past 15 years, I have been excited about nonprofit technology training design and delivery and it is what I will continue to focus on as part of my role at Zoetica over the coming years. Tags: Training Design Colorado Project. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.