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! But, if you use reflection, documentation,pilot tests, and iteration, it is like tasting your soup while there’s still time to make adjustments. I use both. But disciplining yourself to reflect afterwards always gives the reward of improvement.

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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

So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially digital technology and social media related. 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.

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World

Beth Kanter

Here are six fantastic books that I read this year that help you gain 21st century skills like learning from failure, reflection, visualization, and more. Based on solid research and insights from more than 100 organizations, he provides a roadmap for using mistakes to accelerate learning for your organization and yourself. This book is a great read. The model balances content, learning design, and participants. Photo By h.koppdelaney.

More on Collaborative Knowledge Capture for Conferences Using Social Media Tools

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" I love seeing this through Loretta's lens of learning. " Loretta argues: The first supposition is that as various means are used to capture the proceedings of an event, (Nancy mentions: Chat/IRC, Videocasts, VOIPcasts, Podcasts, and Visual Facilitation), the performance of encapsulating and depicting is in itself learning. The learning is not in that moment in which these actions are taking. Loretta, doe it depend on which learning theory you buy into?