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.

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

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Our session will change the way you design and deliver technology trainings. Whether you are facilitating a session with your board, staff, or hundreds of folks in a room, you’ll find ways to design instructional content that interests, engages, and inspires action. Design Labs.

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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?

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.

Six Tips for Evaluating Your Nonprofit Training Session

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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! Training Design

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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.

Social Media Measurement and Learning Analytics: How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

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I tested out the five phases of falling in love with measurement. Given the topic was measurement, I couldn’t help but go a little meta and play with incorporating learning analytics into the instruction. This blog post shares some insights about those two somewhat disconnected ideas.

Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

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Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “ Meet the Modern Learner ” is an excellent summary of the challenges facing trainers who need to design and deliver professional development for nonprofit professionals. From a design perspective, one takeaway is to create micro learning opportunities.

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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3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

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Innovation Lab Facilitation : For the past few years, I’ve trained in and designed and facilitated innovation labs using the Luma Institute Methods. Instructional Design and Facilitation: I love teaching and exploring different ways help nonprofit professionals learn.

Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

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I also designed and facilitated a six month peer learning cohort with colleague Stephanie Rudat. Innovation Lab Facilitation : For the past few years, I’ve trained in and designed and facilitated innovation labs using the Luma Institute Methods. Happy New Year !

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Five Engagement Techniques for Online Learning

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Maddie Grant, CAE and Lindy Dreyer—the experts behind social media strategy firm SocialFish—will share specific ideas designed to encourage engagement around your online education. Here are the slides from a webinar we did recently for CommPartners’ Wit and Wisdom series.

Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

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The content is important, but it is only half of the instructional design task. For this exercise, it would have been helpful to have people in each group with some prior real life experience designing an ROI study. Training Design nten peer exchange webinar

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

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Facilitator for Learning Network: Most of my work is designing and delivering capacity building projects for nonprofits literally all over the world and here in the US. I’m particularly obsessed with how to design for the modern learning , so stay tuned for more on that.

Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills

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Flickr Photo by qwrrty. For the past few months, I’ve been facilitating a Nonprofit Emerging Leaders online peer learning project with Third Plateau Impact Strategies. It’s a pilot supported by the Packard Foundation that tests different approaches to emerging leaders professional development.

Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

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The co-facilitator was Amy Hedrick who works in Product and Design Innovation at Intuit. The curriculum was based on their “ Innovating for People ” design methods recipe book and “ taxonomy for innovation.” ” What is Human Centered Design?

8 Reasons Why Bad Trainings Happen to Good Nonprofits

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You can find the presentation here and accompanying blog post, How To Think Like A Nonprofit Instructional Designer. Over on the SalsaLabs blog, they are doing a series on designing nonprofit tech training and I discovered this excellent rewrite of my post. Training Design

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Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement

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see above) It is designed to be used in face-to-face workshops and conferences. When thinking about adding mobile/online polling to a training, you have to think like an instructional designer for it be effective.

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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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How To Apply Social to Education and Learning

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Your job will be more rewarding when you transition your learners from passively listening to actively engaging through social channels you intentionally design as part of the learning experience. You have to know how to apply them to instructional design.

How To Get Engagement in Your Online Education

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How do you apply instructional design principles to a live online learning session?

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.”

Designing Transformative Communications Capacity Building Programs for Nonprofits

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NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

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The team’s first planning session should be one of learning about each’s other trade craft versus diving into the design of the session. Next, of course, is diving into the design task of identifying goals and framing for the session and specific roles.

Peer Learning As A Prelude to Collective Action for Social Change: Reflection

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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. This week was the third face-to-face meeting I’ve helped design and facilitate. Training Design

Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

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Here’s just a few: Instructional. One thing I have noticed when co-designing workshops or gatherings with other facilitators, is that some facilitators like to specialize and or have a preference for one method or philosophy. Small Group Design.

Nonprofit Focused Workshops at SXSW Interactive Festival: Join Us!

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

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. So, bravo to Andrew Means for designing a great end to the conference that can lead to participants applying what they learned – that’s the true result. Great conference @meansandrew and see at next years #DoGoodData2015 may the force be with us all @kanter pic.twitter.com/7pXQWjyyXH. Alicia Schatteman (@aschatteman) May 1, 2015.

My Themes for 2013

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I’m writing this post from Tunisia.

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.

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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Trainer’s Notebook: Finding Inspiration and New Ideas for Facilitation Techniques

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For training where you are focusing on a skill, it allows for folks express their opinions (negative or positive) and not have get in the way of the instructional flow later on. Good participatory design and instructional design for that matter needs a closure exercise.

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.

The Secret To Social Media Engagement: Kiss A Squirrel!

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I’m preparing for a webinar and with any training I begin the instructional design with surveying participants to understand their level, learning goals, and attitudes about the subject matter. “I kissed a squirrel & I liked it” #ReplaceGirlWithSquirrelInASong. Billboard (@billboard) April 4, 2014.

500 Social Media Marketing Tips

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After months of uncertainty, I was laid off from my job as an instructional designer for a global communications company. This is a guest post from Andrew Macarthy , author of 500 Social Media Marketing Tips.

The importance of professional development in the nonprofit sector

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posted by Leslie Beecher , Instructional Designer. Over the past four years, I have worked as an instructional designer in the for-profit education world and am excited to have transitioned into the nonprofit sector. ASU Lodestar Center.

10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns

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The next day, I facilitated a workshop on Best Practices for Crowd Funding that blended traditional instruction with innovation lab facilitation techniques. This post shares the content and I’ll share a post about the instructional design in a second post.

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

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My inspiration for the instructional design was learning that there was a game show in the 1980s called “ The Body Language Game.”

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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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. Training Design