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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His research shows that professional development learning experiences need to be as interactive as possible to boost retention and application. I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect again on a decade of experience of designing and delivering interactive webinars.

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.

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 Be A Wizard at Tech Training: NTC 2016 Session

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Here’s the description: Hands down, this is the most interactive session you will attend at 16NTC! Our session will change the way you design and deliver technology trainings. Instructional Design. 8 Tips for Designing Powerful Nonprofit Training Workshops.

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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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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.

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

Designing Transformative Communications Capacity Building Programs for Nonprofits

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The importance of professional development in the nonprofit sector

ASU Lodestar Center

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.

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.

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.

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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The Disruptive Approach to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

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.

Coaching in your Learning and Development Program

Gyrus

Instructional designers have been trying for years to come up with the perfect teachings for organizational entities, with learnings ranging from electronic, social, micro, mobile, instructor-led, and blended. Let the students interact with each other on what they have learned.

Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap

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Understanding the foundation of what makes the instructional design so effective, can go a long way in transitioning some of your organizational learnings over to a digital medium. Interactive. Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap.

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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Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills

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Pay close attention to interactions with other people. Reflective listening skills are useful in all group settings, whether it is a team meeting, training, or interacting with co-workers and whether you are the facilitator or a participant. Flickr Photo by qwrrty.

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What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

It can dual in purpose as a means to view landmarks that have been long forgotten, as well as force social interaction that hadn’t previously existed. What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry. Pokémon Go is a phenomenon which is quickly taking over our cell phones.

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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Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable?

Gyrus

Instead, effective content is and must be designed specifically for use on our handheld devices and tablets. Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable? Mobile Learning has been a cool shining beacon in the learning industry for quite a while now.

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.

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.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

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The Leading Change Summit was more intimate (several hundred people), participatory and interactive, intense, and stimulating. 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.

The Future of the LMS

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In the Learning and Development world training has migrated from solely instructional and self-taught. The LMS is vital in organizing these different types of learnings, as well as shaping the way in which you interact with training and development content.

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.

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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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.

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

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They also had a chance to interact with peers with different styles to learn more. My inspiration for the instructional design was learning that there was a game show in the 1980s called “ The Body Language Game.”

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

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Instructional Design Notes. I facilitated a session in the afternoon which was designed for peer interaction given the topic. ” I love these interactive sessions because the questions always give me great ideas for blog posts – so stay tuned.

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. This conference was designed as an interactive, networking event.

Free Webinar: Sharing Trainer's Social Media Bag of Tricks and Secrets

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And then immediately create instructional materials and trainings for the community. Later, as I developed workshops and content for strategic technology planning , I became obsessed with learning about technology professional development for nonprofits and designing effective trainings.

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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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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