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.

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. I designed and facilitated a peer learning workshop at SXSW last week. Training Design

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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

Trainer’s Notebook: Using Posters To Spark Learning

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The program is specially design to leverage the power of technology in supporting women’s rights and social justice leaders and organizations to advance their work and impact. Breaking a large group into small groups for an exercise is also instructional design challenge.

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. Designing training that is interactive, that goes beyond presenting takes upfront planning. Training Design

Coaching in your Learning and Development Program

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Or perhaps something more pertinent, such as, what lessons can we learn from these competitions and the pomp and circumstance that surround them? Be sure not to stop there, coaching involves so much more than instruction towards a positive outcome.

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 Future of the LMS

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In the Learning and Development world training has migrated from solely instructional and self-taught. The Future of the LMS – Where Are We Going? Throughout the course of history, some very brilliant minds have endeavored the obscure task of forecasting the future of technology.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

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A good facilitator knows how to shift or tweak the lesson plan in real time if it isn’t working as planned. 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. Photo by Trav Williams.

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.

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.

Reflections on the Social Media Lab Workshop

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The curriculum and instructional design included " Principles of Effective Social Media for Nonprofits " and a version of the social media game created with David Wilcox. There is one problem with this design: Many of us find experimenting difficult.

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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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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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.

Guest Post by Gordon Mayer: Playing Learning Games to Spread Nonprofit Social Media

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One thing I haven't been doing over the years is documenting the instructional design or lesson plan. Even at 4 p.m. on a gray day with drinks just 30 minutes away, philanthropic communicators enjoyed the social media game (photo by Thom Clark). Note from Beth: I'm at Pop!Tech